Dear Roxane – An Open Letter on Queer Feminism & Lesbophobia

Originally posted on Sister Outrider:
A brief foreword: this letter was written as an invitation for queer, bisexual, and straight women who call themselves feminist to reflect upon their lesbophobia. ? Dear Roxane, As every woman active in the modern day feminist movement knows, there is a growing schism between queer ideology and sexual politics.…

Not a safe word

Originally posted on language: a feminist guide:
Last weekend a writer named Will Saletan stirred up a hornet’s nest when he tweeted some advice for parents: Teach your daughters to say No firmly, and mean it. Men sense women’s willingness to yield. Make clear you mean business. Like other feminists, I saw this as a…