Well, I'll go to the foot of my stairs...

Often startled, frequently amused, sometimes scared; rarely speechless. Can be found at witchywoo22@yahoo.co.uk

Monday, August 28, 2006

I’m fed up...

I’m fed up with continually having to explain that, because I have breasts, I’m not ‘simply entertainment’. I’m fed up with having to explain that, because I have breasts, I am somehow made the ‘other’. I’m fed up with having to explain that my breasts feel pain and that the ‘otherness’ of that pain makes it somehow ‘less than’ that of the testiculared variety of human being. (According to MS Word, testiculared is a non-word. Hey, peeps, I just invented it. Live with it

I’m fed up with being made voiceless by those millions who belong to the “it’s only harmless fun” throng. Who has the fun and who isn’t harmed are my questions – but no-one seems to hear them, let alone voice an opinion.

I’m fed up with being classed as a sexless, humourless feminazi beeatch. But I can live with that, considering where it comes from.

I’m fed up with having to hear all the pro-pornstitution arguments defended by so-called feminists beginning with ‘I’.

You?

What makes ‘you’ more important?

You’re a feminist, right? You care about your sisters, right?

Do you actually see your sisters?

And I’m not talking in individualistic terms here, I’m talking ‘Class’.

I’m fed up with women who call themselves ‘feminists’ simply because it’s trendy or they need a fucking label for their whacky money-making techniques.

I’m fed up with internetty cognisant Class Woman making it kind of “ok” for the results of their actions; making it “ok” for what happens to the rest of us. IT ISN’T FUCKING “OK”, RIGHT??? Oh, but it is….as long as you’re making a quick buck, right?

That isn’t feminism. That's pandering to patriarchal capitalism, surely?

I’m fed up of trying to explain to some women that our lives are so much bigger than patriarchy defines them.

And they call themselves feminists? They want me to put my daughter in their hands?

Yay the radicals, as far as I'm concerned.

Give me a woman with vision…..anyone?

13 Comments:

  • At 3:18 AM, Blogger Renegade Evolution said…

    Oh, you definately have a sense of humor...even I can see that, and no human is sexless. I may not agree with you on many issues, but humorless and sexless? Never.

     
  • At 12:06 PM, Blogger witchy-woo said…

    Was I hacked off last night? Blimey, yes. I apologise for yet another whinging post and thanks, RE, for seeing past it.

    Maybe it is time I took a break.

    xxx

     
  • At 1:44 PM, Blogger Sarah said…

    sexless, humourless feminazi

    Sexless? Nope, I met you, twice now. Def not sexxless!

    Humourless? You have a fab sense of humour hon. A little dry, a little sharp maybe, but so def a sense of humour.

    Feminazi??? From Wikipedia - having an irrational and extreme hatred of men. Doesn't look at all like you from where I'm standing.

    I'd like to be able to call myself a feminist but I know I don't see it all, I know I don't understand it all. Can I be a Proto-Feminist? Pre-Feminist? Feminist in Training? Hah! That last one makes me FIT. I like that one!

    ((hugs)) hon.

    Oh, woman with vision? From here that looks like YOU.

     
  • At 5:36 PM, Blogger Renegade Evolution said…

    WW;

    If you need a break, take it, but I will say you are one of the few Radical blogs I read consistantly. I will admit, I do not "get" the full scope of radical feminism, I just don't (for obvious and other reasons) see things the way most radical feminists do...that does not mean I am not interested in what they have to say. I do not have to agree with something for it to make me think, you know?

    A lot of folk have been "defining feminist" here lately, and I think it really is a hard thing to define, after all, no two women are a like, so it is hard to imagine women having the same takes on feminism as a whole. Heh, Marxist communism was sure a hell of a lot different from what Lenin ended up using, you know? Ideas can be pure, the people using them? Not so much.

    And everyone has bad moods, and ranting in blogs is a good way to get it out. Hang in there.

     
  • At 1:23 AM, Blogger Z said…

    I agree with Sarah, you are definitely a woman with vision, Witchy! :)

    offers nice over-the-internet *hugs* if you like them.

    Please take good care okay??

    Sending my love,

    Z

     
  • At 8:50 AM, Blogger Sarah Louise Parry said…

    Bless you :)

    All of us erupt from the sheer volume of attention continually placed upon our bosom-line and not our face from time to time. Hence, why I have a new-found hatred for slogan shirts because they just joins up the dots for other men (the minority who don't leer and actually look me in the eye) to say: HEY! WHY ARE YOU HOLDING A CIVILISED CONVERSATION WITH THAT WOMAN! CHECK OUT THE MOTIF ON HER SHIRT SCRAWlED ACROSS HER BREASTS... NOT HER FACE!

    All under the umbrella of 'laddish good humour' of course. Bastards!

     
  • At 5:45 PM, Blogger Edith said…

    Fuck yes. Standing ovation, right here.

     
  • At 9:25 PM, Blogger sparkleMatrix said…

    Sometimes there seems not many of us with the eyes that can *see* but that’s what I love about our community
    Sparkle*hugs

     
  • At 10:41 PM, Blogger Laurelin said…

    Many many many hugs WW.

    Love you. xxx

     
  • At 9:48 AM, Blogger jack said…

    Speaking as someone of the testiculared variety, if you're looking for a woman with vision, WW, I suggest you start with a mirror.

     
  • At 8:34 PM, Blogger Laura said…

    Big hugs for you, and a nice virtual bottle of red to help cheer you up :-) Lx

     
  • At 1:35 AM, Blogger witchy-woo said…

    I'm humbled, really.

    Thanks all of you.

    xxx

     
  • At 1:38 PM, Blogger stormy said…

    Witchy:
    We hear you sista, we hear you!
    (following from Sparkle), big Stormy-hugs! Never give up, tis a big battle...

    I did love: “it’s only harmless fun” throng but perhaps drop the R in throng! (Stormy humour)

    As for 'testiculared', love it! It ain't called 'custom.dic' for nothing. Perhaps we should share a feminist custom.vag around the circuit??

     

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home