LGBT feminist Alice Coffin believes we should erase men from our lives. She isn't completely off base here...
In a phallocentric world, there are two types of women: those who submit to men, and those who fight the patriarchy. It is estimated that over 90% of people in the world have a prejudice against women, especially women of color, LGBT women, and women in power. This is a problem, and one woman has an idea on how to end patriarchy: erase men from our lives.
French feminist Alice Coffin mentioned in her book, "Lesbian Genius," that she no longer reads books written by men. She doesn't watch movies that are written, produced, and directed by men. Additionally, she does not listen to music created by men. Coffin theorizes that we need to eliminate men from our minds.
Critics have accused her of advocating a different form of apartheid.
As radical as her theories are, she has a point. Women in TV, literature, movies, music, art, etc, don't receive as much exposure as men do. In entertainment, women are the co-star to the male hero. Music is mostly about the girl getting the guy, or the guy getting the girl. Art is mostly the perversion of the female form. Even in pornography, men force a woman to put all of his dick in her mouth, nearly choking her to death. It's all about blunt force when it comes to anything produced, directed, and written by men. However, when women try to match up, we get called radical and crazy. In this male-dominated world, women need to fight harder.
With current events in the United States, we need to bring back 2nd wave radical feminism. Dworkin and Firestone drove that wave of feminism, as well as Marilyn French and Gloria Steinem.
If you aren't a 100% white, rich, heterosexual, Christian male, your rights are about to be taken away. With the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett, your healthcare, racial justice, LGBT rights (including marriage), women's rights, reproductive rights, and various protections will soon be overturned.
One way we can protest ALL of this, is to stop giving money to male dominated movies, TV shows, sports events, music, books, artwork, and more. Let's refuse to get married!
Personally, I am refusing to get married until each and every one of the rights that I mentioned above are protected. Secondly, I will refuse to get married until women have achieved equality. I'll go one step further, I won't even get into a relationship unless that person is a feminist. Going forward, I will only support female and male feminists.
I refuse to give my time, money, and energy to a patriarchal clusterfuck, otherwise known as planet Earth.
It's no wonder that Earth is shaped like a ball. There's a bunch of dicks running around on it.
Alice Coffin, tu es incroyable et je te soutiens à 100%!
Sending love from America!
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