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min-xy asked: Basically, I just think that you are perfectly entitled to publish Dworkin quotes that have a good message... She's problematic, but a highly important feminist figure, and basic reading in most women's and gender studies courses. Many feminist figures are problematic... From Margaret Sanger to Miley Cyrus (who, by the way, self-identifies as feminist). It's all about the dialogue.
You got an “om” sign on yr blog and yr white why are you trying to spread yr white feminism out here stepping all over sex workers, and lets be real here it’s gonna be sex workers of color but what else is new in the world of feminism.
Idk who this Dworkin person is but if yr defending them in the same sentence you defend Miley Cyrus, then they’re probs real shitty.
Dworkin is a real anti-porn & anti sex worker 2nd waver, the things she says are horrifying to hear. She uses extremelly disempowering language and infantizes sex workers. Im really sad to see it posted on this tumbler that I adore. I am a sex worker, and my work was not done to me, but by me.
One of the admins, Ariel (rebelpachelbel.tumblr.com), here. We got this submission, and we have received a number of asks about it.
I just wanted to let you all know there’s a bunch of admins for this blog, and I’ll be frank, I don’t know all the other ones here. But I want to see I agree completely with the above, and with the asks that were sent (I’ll reply to them with links to this response). I just saw the quote myself, and I was quite dismayed. I personally think that Dworkin was a massively problematic figure, as was most of the 2nd wave ‘radical’ feminist movement, and I refuse to have anything to do with that kind of transphobic, anti sex-work and anti-porn nonsense.
While I wasn’t the person that posted the quote, I want to apologise for whoever did it, and I’ll talk to the other admins about it.
Don’t adopt the P!nk mentality that just because you like sports and you don’t want to shop all the time that you’re better than other women. “I’m better than those other stupid bitches” does not empower women (*glaring at Tina Fey*). The problem isn’t that women like shopping and pink and not doing sports on an individual basis. The problem is that women haven’t been given the option in society to be multidimensional and reject those things or try other things or enjoy multiple things. So please can we not act like women who like pink and shopping and small dogs are “bringing our gender down” just because they aren’t like you? We don’t all need to be the same in that we’re all encouraged to like pink and shopping in the same way that we don’t all need to wear business suits and glasses and be “respectable” or whatever. Shit. If we’re all told we have to do our nails it’s fucked up but if we’re all told “you have to fix cars or else you’re bringing the gender down” it’s still fucked up because it doesn’t allow for us to be individuals and have agency over our interests.
CeCe McDonald, a trans woman of color is in the midst of a 41 month prison sentence for defending herself against a violent, racist and transphobic attack in Minnesota which resulted in the death of one of her attackers. Actress Laverne Cox is portraying an incarcerated trans woman in Orange is the New Black. Through a powerful in prison interview, and investigative filmmaking. This film confronts the issue of transphobia and the culture of violence surrounding trans women of color.
abluesforbrklyn asked: Hi, Sorry to contact you this late. However, I was just kicked out of the place I was staying at. If you know of any safe spaces for me to stay at in the interim, preferably in Westchester & Lower CT, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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