Hell Yeah, I’m a Feminist!

Welcome to Hell Yeah, I’m a Feminist! — a feminist blog, often a radical feminist blog, always anti-gender and always anti-sexism. (More on the ‘About this blog‘ page.) Note the ‘Blog‘ option in the menu; it will take you to a less-cluttered more-readable version of blog posts.

Guest posts are welcome and can include commentary, reportage, reviews (of books, movies, etc.), and so on. Please contact me if you’re interested in submitting something.

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So much time advocating heterosexual marriage

There’s a reason we devote so much time to getting little girls invested in the idea of heterosexual marriage.

Imagine if we told them that there is a single life choice that will:

-shorten their life expectancy

-lower their earning power

-immediately increase their household labor

-erode their mental health and make them less happy

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Archive of feminist activism 70s-90s

For those of you who weren’t born yet …

Rise Up: a digital archive of feminist activism

You don’t need to reinvent the wheel.

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The hardest part about being a woman…

Reposted from ovarit (if you’re not aware of ovarit.com, you should be!)

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from Rebecca Solnit’s Recollections

From Rebecca Solnit’s Recollections of my Non Existence

“To be a young woman is to face your annihilation in innumerable ways ….” (p4)

“I was often unaware of what and why I was resisting ….” (p4) 

Yes.  Let’s not understate the value of having words for what we experience.  The words ‘sexism’ and ‘misogyny’ didn’t …

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Women’s Locker Room Talk

“One woman warning you about a creepy dude and a dozen other women chiming in with their own stories is our version of locker room talk.” Caitlin Kelly

reposted from https://www.facebook.com/radfemsca

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“Men need Sex” — a story about a story

So I wrote a story, “Men Need Sex.”  I started with the mistaken, but wide-spread, belief that men need sex (PIV).  Mistaken because, unlike food, water, and oxygen, without sex, you don’t die.  Then, ‘inspired’ by Roger Elliott, I thought, ‘What if?’  What if men really did die if they didn’t get sex.  I postulated …

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A tale of two athletes – thanks to ovarit

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Toys Make Us

video of “Toys Make Us” from Chris Wind’s album “ProVocative”

chriswind.com

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The Assistants by Camille Perri – highly recommended!

Just finished reading Camille Perri’s The Assistants — highly recommended! It’s Nine to Five updated and with a great moral element; better than any nonfiction book about the income inequity between the top 1% and the rest of us … With attitude, to boot! “Robert had tie-clips that cost as much as those [student loan] …

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On gender identity and changing your sex

Let’s say we are born with a gender identity.  Either

(1) it isn’t a binary, in which case there’s no need to change your sex to attain some sort of ‘fit’

(2) it is binary, but it doesn’t necessarily or always align with sex, in which case again there’s no need to change your sex, …

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