Chisinau and a mini-rant

My site is apparently coming up in searches about Chisinau.  People, I was in Chisinau once and didn’t like it.  My site is not useful for anyone seeking serious information about it.  Kindly refrain from clogging my moderation queue with your complaints that I am not an encylopedic fount running o’er with information about the capital city of Moldova, or that I didn’t write about it in that fake jaunty way so beloved of tourist brochures.  I’m not selling anything and I don’t have to write promotional copy about the places I visit.

If you don’t like it, feel free to start your own blog.

On liberation

Blue Copper 2 by M.K. Hajdin

Blue Copper 2 by M.K. Hajdin

Feminism is about the struggle for the liberation of women as a CLASS. It is a fight to end the global oppression of ALL women. Feminism cannot be about individualism or about personal choice and empowerment. It is simply contradictory to our goals and to the entire notion of feminism as a political movement. This means that if you’re pushing a neoliberal agenda in the name of “feminism,” you are not doing feminism. No woman is free until we are all free.

Feminist Current

Class analysis is the key to the conclusion that “equality” isn’t enough or even possible in a system based on structural violence, oppression and dehumanization. 

— Commenter Naida Pintul

Quote of the Day: Objectification


Women are still effectively being punished for being female, and in so many ways. One of the most significant and far-reaching issues is the objectification of female bodies. It’s a feature of most, if not all, cultures. In the best case scenario objectification riddles us with shame, in the worst instances it brutalises us. I truly believe that no woman is free of it, we have all, at some point, felt obligated to contort our minds and bodies into society’s vision of Girl and Woman. And all the while we have to carry on with the work that’s been designated to us by a world that defines femininity in the most rigid of ways.

Read the rest of this blog post at Redefining My Reality here.

I was reading an article about how some women artists redesigned female comic book/video game characters to look less objectified and sexualized.  The art was great.  The text was so wishy-washy about feminism, so nearly apologetic, so bending over backwards to reassure pissy, entitled males that no, no one is trying to take away their sexxxy laydeez and that women like to be sexxxy laydeez sometimes because it empowerfulizes them and that this redesign in no way means to challenge that.  It was sad.

No woman should ever apologize for being a feminist.  If men can’t take it, let them go fuck themselves.

No man who is a halfway decent human being would be threatened by feminism, because halfway decent human beings know they’re living in a viciously unfair world and don’t object to efforts made to level the playing field.  Unfortunately, the conditioning process men go through to become men often renders them less than halfway decent human beings.  Nevertheless there are those who resist this conditioning and do get what feminism is about.  You won’t find them whining in the comments section of feminist blogs.