Louise Pennington, who writes for the Huffington Post, says:
The older I get, the more I believe that ‘equality’ is nothing more than a smokescreen to prevent the true liberation of women.
This is most interesting. Here’s the article by the way:
It is called “Becoming a Radical Feminist: On Male Violence, Cultural Femicide and Sisterhood”.
In this article, she writes about how she believes that “the source of women’s oppression is male violence which is perpetuated by the structures of our capitalist economy”. She writes:
Feminism requires more than equality. It requires liberation. It require the liberation of ALL women from male violence.
In a sense, this is brilliant marketing. Ideally, good marketing means that what you have to offer is ALWAYS wanted. That creates cash flow. There is a cash flow of ideas as well, and liberation is one that works very well, especially if you don’t define clearly what you want liberation from. “Male violence” is great because as we’ve seen it can be defined in so many ways! But following listing her sources of inspiration (including Andrea Dworkin, Kate Millet, Susan Faludi, Gail Dines, Germaine Greer and so on) she has given a strategy for her approach.
My feminist activism involves privileging women’s voices over men’s voices. I now only read books written by women. I try to get my main news from women’s news sites and women journalists like Soraya Chemaly, Samira Ahmed, Bidisha, Helen Lewis, Bim Adewunmi, and Sarah Smith. I follow only women journalists on Twitter and Facebook. I support organisations which are placing women’s experiences at the centre of public debate: Women Under Siege, The Everyday Sexism Project, and The Women’s Room UK.
I’ve heard and seen more than one person in the manosphere ask this of Feminists: what is the endgame? What does a Feminist victory look like? Vagaries and platitudes are the best possible response.
The idolatry of this is profoundly disturbing. We are way past the maxims of Animal Farm and way into the Newspeak.