When commenting, please remember that whilst this blog welcomes constructive discussion on feminism, we also aim to maintain a safe blogging space for our members and readers and therefore shall not publish abusive or discriminative comments or tolerate harassment.
It is upsetting that thing have resulted to this after half a year of upholding a successful blog with an open commenting system. However, we are a respectful group and will not tolerate harassment, or abuse of other oppressed groups within or outside the subject of feminism.
At Royal Holloway Feminism Society, intersectionality is a key factor of our movement, meaning that we campaign to fight gender oppression under patriarchy and fight for rights of women from as many backgrounds as possible.
I'd like to bring your attention to the 2012 NUS Women's Conference motion:
'Gender-complexity and inclusiveness in the NUS Women’s Campaign' which was unanimously passed and within states that: "That gender policing has long been a tool of patriarchal oppression" and "The NUS Women's Campaign is open to all who self-define as women"
Feminism isn't about liberating a few groups of women, it should aim to bring about equality through engaging everyone and liberating 'all who self-define as women', no matter their race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, age, sex assignment, sexual orientation, class, marital status, parental status, mental or physical health and/or ability, or religious beliefs.
Food for thought in the form of tweets from a fellow feminist :
"you can't be a feminist if you're racist- what about bme women?""you can't be a feminist if you're capitalist - what about worker women & the poor?"
"you can't be a feminist if you're homophobic - what about lesbians, bisexuals and queers?"
"you can't be a feminist if you're ableist - what about disabled women?"
”you can't be a feminist if you're transphobic - what about trans women?"
Intersectionality is about the recognition of the relationships between multiple forms of discrimination and it lies in the heart of our feminism, so we urge all visitors of this blog to please comment respectfully in the future, thank you.