Aussie Rad Fems ROCK!!!September 24, 2009
I don’t really think much of the online Australian feminist networks (with the exception of Coalition for a Feminist Agenda). I think they are really great for the liberal feminists and of course anything that gets women working together and talking together is fantastic but there are many things about those spaces that is alienating to someone like me. The heteronormativity and lesbophobia of those spaces is quite obvious… but there is also the radfemphobia which I always find more than a little aggravating. But that is fine. I am perfectly capable of figuring out whether I will be welcome or not and modifying my browsing habits and links list accordingly. But it has in the past left me feeling a little isolated.
This state of affairs has changed quite dramatically in the last couple of months with some really awesome Aussie radical feminists adding their voices to the feminist blogging world. It has been so amazingly refreshing to read the voices of my Australian sisters, women with radical perspectives with women’s liberation set firmly in their sights. I am definitely feeling like I have a home here. Not that there is anything wrong with my international sisters. I love them too!!!
The internet is such a strange place, projects start up and vanish so quickly. Feminists do everything they do out of a love for themselves and of womenkind but sometimes our energy wanes. Real life intrudes. Obviously, my poor blog gets neglected far too often. Hopefully, now that winter has ended I will feel alive enough to start writing again. I miss writing. I miss this blog.
Anyways, here is a list of my Aussie sisters:
Now all we need to do is keep blogging!!!
As an aside does anyone else miss The Carnival of Radical Feminists? I really do. I think we need to bring it back and make it monthy again.
Oh, and I turned 28 at the end of last month so I’ll have to change my info.