Based af post on Ovarit: "The Silencing of Radical Feminism" about censorship of the "unappealing" corollaries of radical feminism, gencrit-centrism, and the Not-My-Nigel-ism provokes drama with the admins.
There is a worrying trend on Ovarit and in other “radfem” spaces of radical feminism being silenced. Whenever someone tries to initiate critical analysis and discussion on literally anything other than transgenderism, it’s immediately shot down with libfem tactics.
Radical feminism includes being critical of heterosexual marriage dynamics, PIV sex, the traditional family model, etc Some of you need that reminder
Those two simple sentences were enough to raise some hell. I got frustrated and told the commenters to stop projecting their narcissistic clit-measuring contest onto female liberation. Commenters were doing some Not My Nigel type shit and acting mad defensive. I told them that nobody is holding a gun to their head and forcing them into female separatism, which got many downvotes.
Radical feminism is about systems, not individuals, about systemic liberation not individual choice. If you are incapable of considering the bigger picture and thinking critically, then why are you even here? Why sign onto a radfem site if the mere mention of radical feminism sends you into a seething rage? Why participate on a feminist forum if you don’t even want to begin to acknowledge and analyze patriarchy?
If you want to continue wearing your heels and eyeliner and other feminine adornments without any second thought then that’s well within your right, if you love lipstick more than liberation then that is your choice.
Rant almost over. I know that Ovarit is not radfem only and I’m ok with that. It is, however, radfem run and oriented, and what I and many others on here are not ok with is radfems being censored and silenced and policed in a space made for and by us.