Female solidarity and organisation is essential to empower us and end our isolation; male pseudo-leftists who can recite Lenin or Propotkin out of their anuses in a series of pompous brain farts fear this the most, hence their intense hatred of ‘TERFs’ (‘trans-exclusionary radical feminists’) and apparent total incapacity (actually it’s unwillingness) to acknowledge women’s rights to sex segregated safe spaces (refuges, prisons, changing rooms and toilets, female-only healthcare professionals and services) and our right to sexual autonomy and reject heterosexual men if we so wish, including, above all, the lesbian (adult female homosexual) community.
These are just some of the conclusions that I have reached at this point in historic time, summer 2018 (at the time of writing) and after an incredible 18 years of socialist feminist activity on my part – Am I really this old, already? Yes, yes I am. And naturally I ask myself what is ahead for me as an independent socialist feminist? What joys yet around the corner?
For the corporate, misogynistic anti-feminist backlash is ferocious, perverse and mind-bending in it’s Orwellian ‘post-modern distortions’ of language and concepts where material reality is denied and women cease to exist. The compulsory double-think these modern-day Witch-hunters demand from us on pain of public denunciations, ostracism and even violence if we do not comply is all perfectly permissible for a patriarchal left which is in favour of a ‘feminism’ which is suitably submissive to male so called sex rights – in other words – the pro trans and pro–sex work schools of liberal, third wave feminism – which represents the capitalist, patriarchal co-option, infiltration and privatization of feminism, stripping it of all actual feminist content in a mind-frying mix of corporate-funded indoctrination, deception and mass psychological manipulation via its access to states, funding and blanket promotion in most of the mass media of our day. Like Facebook, for example, censoring gender critical feminists.
The only form of feminism that the male- dominated leadership of the socialist / anarchist / labour movement bureaucracy accepts is the convenient acquiescence of third-wave feminism, even if it is liberal and completely un-marxian in reality – your classic male RoboTrot will still prefer the version of feminism where they get to remain porn addicts and get moral kudos and the badge of libertarianism whilst, despite all their fine words to the contrary (for claiming to be a feminist is a well-known male tactic to get young feminists to have sex with them), they in reality get to keep all their male priviledges, treat women as sex objects and yes, mistreat us, whilst staying in power with their selected handmaiden female co-leaders to do their dirty work and cover-up for them.
There are so many state recognized / funded feminist organisations which have unfortunately swallowed the corporate, hierarchical logic of capitalist realism and therefore neutered themselves to the point where they have almost all capitulated to the trans lobby and are therefore giving up women’s legal right to sex segregated safe spaces – the whole point of these organisations in the first place!
This same anti-feminism disguised as ‘intersectional feminism’ is the safe feminism of female handmaidens, aspiring managers and middle-class snowflakes and opportunistic social climbers (working class and middle-class ones -student unions and the trade unions primary function these days is to provide careers for bureaucrats who will do anything to avoid getting an actual job outside the sheltered, closed world of the professional Social Justice Warrior, so derided and lampooned by the Alt-Right). Corporate-friendly ‘Diversity’ training of the alphabet soap kind is actually a good ‘career move’ in the former public sector (like Further Education in Wales, as an example) – if you have the personality of a opportunist, calculating, power-hungry, company man / woman -and there’s no shortage of this personality type in just about any workplace you can think of.
However, I recognize the risk that my depression distorts my cognitive interpretations of the world with the cursed negative filter of a life unwilling lived with an inbuilt negative cognitive basis stemming from early childhood. So to remedy the anger I know that I legitimately feel after a lifetime of sexist discrimination and shit, I want to finish on an optimistic note. The growing and heroic resistance of radical and socialist feminists and, most importantly of all, previously not necessarily political ‘ordinary’ women (Aren’t we all just ordinary women?), many mothers who are waking up to the threats to our female sex based rights which the transgender lobby cult is currently posing to the welfare, safety and free speech rights of girls and women and boys who are not gender conforming. I recently attended a gender critical feminist organising meeting in Cardiff (secretly held because of the oppressive shutting down of our meetings otherwise). We are organising in Wales and we are ready to help make herstory. More to follow….