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To Women

Welcome. I am a multiracial Radical Lesbian Feminist; the proud granddaughter of a strong Black woman, the proud daughter of a strong multiracial mother. I blog about woman-hatred, race-hatred and lesbophobia.

As a Radical Feminist and a multiracial woman I take a strong stand against racism both personally and politically, and have been active in the Aboriginal rights, the refugee rights and the anti-war movements for many years. However, my experiences are not those of a woman of colour. I choose to blog about racism and sexism as I have experienced both as a multiracial woman. I do not claim that my experiences are the same as all women of colour. I do not claim that my experiences are the same as all Black women. I do not claim that my experiences are the same as all multiracial/biracial women. As a light-skinned, multiracial woman this blog may not be safe for Black women or other women of colour.

As a Radical Feminist I am supportive of the women’s liberation movement against pornography, prostitution and BDSM. I am not ‘sex-positive’, I do not believe that sex and rape exist as discrete concepts or acts in this hetero-patriarchal, male-supremacist culture.

The women who comment here come from all walks of life. We represent a highly marginalised and vilified group and we are often viciously attacked for our views. I will not allow comments from women who are not supportive of Radical Feminism. I will not allow male-apologist comments.

I will privilege comments from:
-women in the women’s liberation movement and/or civil rights movement
-women of colour, biracial and multiracial women
-white mothers of biracial and multiracial children
-survivors of prostitution and/or pornography
-lesbian feminists/lesbian separatists
-older women
-poor/working class women
-women with disabilities

However, I will not publish comments which accuse me of misogyny and/or racism on this blog. If any woman wishes to take issue with the way I blog here, I invite her to email me with her concerns.

My email address is: allectospoison at yahoo dot com dot au

In sisterhood and with deepest respect,

allecto

22 comments

  1. I am so glad I found this site! It is like a dream come true to find someone standing up for what is right.


  2. Hi Wilma and welcome. I hope you enjoy reading and participating in this feminist safe space. 🙂


  3. I look forward to reading more of your thoughts. 🙂

    I followed you over here from the livejournal (was _jeremiad over there).

    –C.


  4. Hi jeremiad/Cora, welcome. Would you mind if I added you to my blogroll? I’ve actually really enjoyed your blogging.

    -allecto


  5. Sure. Thanks for the compliment.


  6. No problem. 🙂


  7. I’m curious. What are your thoughts on the Anita Blake Novels?


  8. Sorry Kippur I have not read anything by Anita Blake so i have no opinion.


  9. Hi, allecto.

    I saw a post by you on lj community:aus_feminism a while back asking for links to make up a list of Australian feminist bloggers.

    I am about to embark on a phd project looking at the discursive legacy of the Australian women’s movement in the online feminist community, and am making up a link library. I was wondering if you would mind sharing your links list with me.

    My phd blog is at http://frankiephd.wordpress.com

    -Frances


  10. I found your blog about Joss Whedon’s Firefly on LiveJournal. As I wasn’t sure how often you go back to that page nowadays, I thought it would be better to comment here.

    First of all, the piece was a fascinating argument that really got me thinking. It really opened my eyes- thank you for that.

    Secondly, I was wondering if you have written anything else on the effect of pop culture on feminism. Are there any other shows/movies etc that you feel particularly demonstrate this? I’ve heard a few things about Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight that worry me, especially as it reaches a young audience.

    Glad I found you and please continue writing reviews like that (not that I haven’t enjoyed your other writing)!

    Thank you!
    ~Emma~


  11. Hi Emma and welcome.

    Other than my Joss Whedon stuff I haven’t written much else on popular culture and feminism, although it is something I am very interested in and I would like to write some more of. At the moment I am contemplating a critical comparison of the movie Australia by Baz Luhrman and the movie One Night the Moon by Rachel Perkins (a female indigenous film maker) which probably wouldn’t interest anyone but Australians. I’m also interested in writing something on Dollhouse, the new Joss Whedon show. But I have to get my hands on those movies and tv shows.

    Yes, Twilight is very worrying. I work with kids and so many of them are reading those books and watching the movie. And it looks very disturbing. I would be very interested in reading the books and watching the movie of that and doing some criticism.

    Thank you for the boost of confidence! I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed reading my thoughts on Firefly.

    🙂


  12. 🙂

    I would love to read your views on the movies you mentioned and Dollhouse, of course.

    Thank you for replying to my comment and I look forward to reading more!


  13. Thank you. Your site, your support, your passion, and your wisdom heal all our wounds just that little bit and sometimes a fucking lot. I haz tear. It has been a big week for a woman remoulding herself out of her ashes and her tears.


    • You are more than welcome imperatricks. Your story moved me very much. I will be reading and sending you strength and warmth. Big hugs.


  14. I just came across this site and absolutely love it. Well done.


  15. This site is really refreshing. I’m a 19 year old American multiracial radical feminist that really appreciates all of your writing.


    • Hi Jami,

      Thanks for the compliment. It is great to hear that other women can engage with my writing. 🙂


  16. I recently discovered your blog and I love your biting commentary on current events involving woman’s issues.

    Keep up the good work, I would consider myself extremely lucky if I am at least half the woman you are.


  17. Wow, thanks Katy, that is a really sweet thing to say. I’m glad you get something out of my blogging. 🙂


  18. I came here through your Firefly posts. They are very thought-provoking and liberating reads. I knew while I watched that show for the first time that it made me uncomfortable, but I couldn’t figure out exactly why until I found your articulations.

    I wonder if you’d be willing to write about Buffy and Angel. Those were my favorites when I was younger. I’d be really interested to read a scene-by-scene analysis of those shows like the analyses of Firefly – if, of course, Whedon isn’t too far in past for you now.

    Much thanks for your consideration, and for all you’ve written already,
    kipnip


  19. Hi Kipnip. Thanks, I am glad you got something out of my Firefly posts. As you can probably see. I have kinda stopped updating this blog. I am hoping to come back to blogging at some point but I am not sure that I will ever write about Buffy from a feminist perspective. However, another rad fem FCM has written about it a little bit if you are interested you can find the blog post here: http://pivontv.wordpress.com/2011/07/28/sex-on-buffy-the-vampire-slayer/



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