They say the most important sex organ is the brain. Is it a coincidence that since I began regularly frequenting radfem blogs I’ve been having orgasmic dreams…?
Something to do with the accumulation of thirty years of pent up stress and energy now being released into the universe?
I stumbled upon my first radfem blog about a month or so ago. I think I was googling something else. Andthere it was: femonade.
I read it back to back, post to post, comment to comment without stopping, and that night I had the best night’s sleep I’d had in years. I’d reached an oasis, a beacon of sanity amongst all the madness.
Little did I know that there was an entire community of radfem blogs. I feel like I’ve woken up from a deep deep sleep.
I’ve always been a radical feminist deep down. After reading The Whole WOman at the age of eighteen the world finally made sense to me. But I always assumed that Other People had got my back, that Other Women had feminism covered, that the biggest battles were won and I could just coast. It was only recently that I realised they didn’t. That the madness pervades every corner of society and there is no Big Sister system in place to get my back, only a few individual brave Sisters. Big Brother’s laws rule.
Radfems are few and far between so it’s lucky that the ones that do exist are rather <ahem> vocal 😉
There is a woman on a mainstream website that I really have to thank for my Recent Reawakening. She would thrash her way through the thicket of mainstream thought, shouting out her opinions on porn, prostitution and all other important aspects of women’s oppression. A lone voice in the wilderness, truly. Last time I looked she was still there, wrestling with the opinions of the masses, the neoliberalists, the sex positivists, the misogynists and those sitting on the fence. Thankfully, her voice started getting through to me. If you see this blog you know who you are 🙂 Thank you.
So this is the three week anniversary of this blog and I’m having a blast so far. I am thrilled that some people thought it was worthwhile to comment here. As they say in Japan GAMBARIMASU, err, which is a succinct way of saying “I’ll keep doing my best and onwards I go”!