What should 21 st century feminism produce?

Juliet Jacques
Writer and critic

It’s hard for me to single out any issue when gender-based oppression remains so rife, but I feel that feminism, socialism, anti-racism and LGBTQI movements should be inseparable, and that any struggles for equality must proceed on that basis.

Hmm.

We’ll be gender equal when socialism makes us all poor?

Really most unaware. The most remarkable thing about this capitalist free marketry being quite how pro-women it is. No other socio-economic system has ever managed to tame the terrors of childbirth, deliver control of fertility, near abolish heavy domestic labour, free women from being mere economic appurtenances of their menfolk….

21 comments on “What should 21 st century feminism produce?

  1. Those groups are only united in their hatred of straight white men. Remove the white men and they’d be at each others throats. So good luck with that, sister.

  2. I see the Guardian has gone for the incomprehensible URLs to trick search engines into linking to it

    “end-domestic-violence-male-dominance-trolls-feminist-fights-next-century”

    trolls?!!

  3. “Ironic, given the only people that care about LGBTQ issues are white people.”

    Well, sort of. There are some regimes that care enough about them to throw them in jail to rot away.

  4. Tim: you should add “given us such prosperity that we can offer women paid maternity leave”

  5. TimN
    Just like the only people who give a toss about black Americans are in fact white Americans. If the Hispanics ever take over the home boys be fucked.

  6. “feminism, socialism, anti-racism and LGBTQI movements should be inseparable”

    OK, so because I’m opposed to socialism, I’ve got to also be against all the rest? I think I could live with that, if that’s what they demand.

  7. Femmi/LGBT what-have-you and “anti-racism” (ie hatred of white people) don’t need to join forces. They are already two of the three branches of cultural Marxism.

    With eco-freak bullshit being the third and middle leg.

  8. ‘I’d like to think that in 100 years’ time men will have come round to the idea that their passivity has been contributing to holding back the progress of women.’

    So women are dependent on men for progress. We can hurt them by simply doing nothing. A simple, public declaration that they don’t deserve equality and ‘progress,’ as they are actually dependent.

    ‘so that women no longer remain objects to be gawped at, patted, stroked, patronised, verbally and physically abused, paid for like commodities, smuggled, threatened, humiliated and all those other negative actions that are rained down on them purely because of their gender.’

    Wut? But you know what? Since you are dependent on men, when you are no longer gawped at, you will die. I want to see them to carry signs, “End gawping!”

    What we have here is decadence, their believe that they can carry on any way they want, and they’ll still survive. They attack those who keep them alive.

  9. ‘I want there to be a culture of eating and feasting and nourishment that celebrates women’s appetites rather than policing them.’

    So feed yourself whatever you want. Jeeeze.

    Another declaration of dependence.

  10. ‘During the decades to come we must fight for every woman to be able to travel alone in safety throughout the day and night.’

    Give them a gun.

  11. What should 21 st century feminism produce?

    A profuse and full apology for the crimes of its 20th century counterpart would be a start? Alternatively a period of silence would be quite welcome……

  12. ‘I want there to be a culture of eating and feasting and nourishment that celebrates women’s appetites rather than policing them.’

    I bet she is in favour of the sugar tax though.

  13. I feel that feminism, socialism, anti-racism and LGBTQI movements should be inseparable

    They could call it People Against Goodness And Normalcy, or P.A.G.A.N.

  14. ‘I feel that feminism, socialism, anti-racism and LGBTQI movements should be inseparable’

    There’s a Charmin for that.

  15. Was fun to watch Amanda Barry put down the gay drag queen on Big Brother who was trying to turn people against Ann Widecombe and ‘suggest’ she was homophobic etc.

  16. BniC – the Love That Dares Not Speak Its Name went to the Love That Won’t Shut The Fuck Up to the Love That Wants You Humiliated And Ruined And Your Kids Brainwashed Into Tranny Homosex pretty damn quickly.

  17. ‘I feel that feminism, socialism, anti-racism and LGBTQI movements should be inseparable’

    What about the climate change movement? Have you no heart ???

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