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Radical feminists spit - some quotations that rile up the passively moderate to apathetic masses

Flashback Friday, a column on feminist notions...

"A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle."
Gloria Steinem

"I feel that 'man-hating' is an honorable and viable political act, that the oppressed have a right to class-hatred against the class that is oppressing them."
Robin Morgan

"I haven't the faintest notion what possible revolutionary role white hetero-sexual men could fulfill, since they are the very embodiment of reactionary-vested-interest-power. But then, I have great difficulty examining what men in general could possibly do about all this. In addition to doing the shitwork that women have been doing for generations, possibly not exist? No, I really don't mean that. Yes, I really do."
Robin Morgan

"We can't destroy the inequities between men and women until we destroy marriage."
Robin Morgan

"I claim that rape exists any time sexual intercourse occurs when it has not been initiated by the woman, out of her own ge…

BDSM etiquette

or, Why I Love Dan

Dan Savage was attacking (verbally, on a podcast) a man who had posed as a woman who wanted to be beaten on Craigslist. The man then proceeded to publish the names, photographs, phone numbers and email addresses of everyone who responded to his fake ad. Dan was furious because those men whose names were published were doing the right thing. When you go and meet a stranger for sex (don't do it on the first date, because Dan says you should never plan sex on the first date - that way you can get out of the second date with more diplomacy if you need to. But I digress...), you should get their name, photo, phone number and email address and then tell them that you are giving their details to a TRUSTED friend. That way if you don't arrive back from your spanking, bruised, but with a smile on your face - your trusted friend will phone the cops. A spanker who wants to spank safely and consensually, will agree. Who knew, that just like in the Vanilla World, where m…

Daly lessons - Mary Daly stands her ground and demands a SAFE space for women at Boston College - and loses

Flashback Friday, a column on feminist notions...

In response to the publishing of her first book The Church and the Second Sex in 1969, Mary Daly was issued a terminal contract by Boston College i.e. her position would not be renewed once it had expired. Her situation became the cause for student protests, petitions, and teach-ins celebrating academic freedom. With student (all male at the time) and other popular support, not only was she taken on as full professor but also was given tenure. AND she refused to admit male students to her classes at Boston College.

She believes that men's presence in her classrooms kept the women students from fully and freely exploring radical feminism. Because of her ban on men from her classroom she has provoked repeated reprimands from Boston University and accusations that she was violating both university policy and Title IX (the federal statute banning discrimination in higher education on the basis of sex) requirements.

The confrontations c…

Activities that I could get up to in Pretoria, South Africa

From Burning Man: to Grrls group, Flashmob... somewhere, body as canvas, written on the body, on our backs, put your back into it!From London: Women's Art Movement (WAM) is an umbrella organization structured for art & business minded woman to socialize & collaborate. Creating a point of contact for social and business networking. The coffee shop combining Internet & creative facilities are available for women providing a space to be inspired, socialize, read, write, research, exhibit artwork, perform, hold readings and create art/music workshops, offering low cost usage of the WAM facilities and products.Concerts: Michelle Shocked 2008, Tracy ChapmanFrom Mid-Month MeetupsTenpin Bowling in MenlynPretoria ZooRietvlei Dam Nature ReservePretoria Art Museum
Hatfield Flea MarketVan Gaalen Cheese-makers (083 226-7834, Country Market (083 302 8085, game drive ( garden …