Radical feminist here. Hey.
I also have a "real" blog over here, and I write for Liberation Collective too.
The idea that their personal choices and identities are socially constructed is outrageous to libertarians. To them every individual is a distinct whole who has vast inner potential for freedom and self-realization if no one curtails their activities. We are born free but society inhibits our desires and yearnings through conservative mores and traditions. Liberals think you can change the world – spread life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness – by individuals changing their minds one person at a time through education. In these respects liberalism is idealist, naturalist, voluntarist and fragmented. It does not see that the institutions of society are male fabricated whether they are liberal (e.g., pornography and the economy) or conservative (e.g., religion and the government). Male desire and power have built the world as we know it. Consequently there is no such thing as individuality divorced from socially structured life, no pure unconstructed choice. Therefore male social institutions must be analyzed to determine how they affect the social groups (e.g., women) and individuals within them and how these organizations must be remade so that there can be real equality and freedom for all.
Sex negative” is the current secular reductio ad absurdum used to dismiss or discredit ideas, particularly political critiques, that might lead to detumescence. Critiques of rape, pornography, and prostitution are “sex negative” without qualification or examination, perhaps because so many men use these ignoble routes of access and domination to get laid, and without them the number of fucks would so significantly decrease that men might nearly be chaste. Andrea Dworkin, Intercourse (via clitulufhtagn)
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