y’all try to find the tiniest reason to not support sj/feminism like “oh wow a troll blog once said eating chinese food is cultural appropriation haha sorry i guess i don’t support trans rights at all anymore”
I’ve seen more hollow think pieces about what Gal Gadot means to representation in a “feminist” lens with this role of Wonder Woman than anti colonial feminist critiques and commentary of Israeli apparatus and Palestinian women under IDF surveillance (precisely the work the likes of Gal Gadot pride themselves upon).
Mainstream feminism is a morally bankrupt institution. Nothing more than an agent and normalizer of neoliberal violence.
with my last dying breath, I’m going to gasp out that feminism doesn’t need to be sexy, and the idea of making feminism sexy most often entails catering to male fantasies and trying to reassure men that women will still be objects of fantasy even when we achieve liberation from patriarchal demands is inevitably doomed to fail because even broadening the categories of what we count as sexy still requires women derive worth from their sexual appeal.
It’s going to be a long breath
bell hooks (Feminism is for Everybody)
feminists for life, take note.
I’m always here for bell hooks dropping some truth