The division on display in the feminist blogosphere is sickening. Most everyone has more in common ideologically than not, so can we work together, please?
How the hell did we all get so hard-edged and plain mean? I look at my blogroll and see at least three blog wars between women I respect, representing a huge waste of feminist time.
If we united the world would shake. Start today and protest the Australian government’s ableist new proposal (Call to Activism here). Australians and everyone the hell else, write in to say how disappointed we are at this bullshit. Let them know they are being watched internationally, let them know that their image has been tarnished. Because as feminists we fight for all women’s rights.
And then let’s tackle media outlets who conflate rape with sex. Write in letters explaining to them exactly what they’re doing and why that’s wrong, if that’s your style. If not, write in complaint after complaint. If that doesn’t work we boycott the egregious offenders and their biggest advertisers. We bring lawsuits against media corporations for endangering women and for belittling rape survivors. We do it until their ears and pocketbooks bleed. We do it until they change. Then we move from there.