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Radical Feminism doc ó Paperback read ë helpyouantib Æ ➼ [Download] ➹ Radical Feminism By Finn Mackay ➹ – Helpyouantib.co.uk Feminist activism is enjoying a global resurgence A new wave of feminists is taking to the streets in protest against rape abuse prostitution and ineuality and assertOne of the leading feminist activists of our generation Finn Mackay advances a radical and pioneering feminist manifesto for today's audience that exposes the real reasons why women are still oppressed and what feminist activism must do to counter it Through a vibrant and original account of the global Reclaim the Night March and drawing on interviews with activists The author spent a ridiculous amount of time telling the reader anything about her privileges and background apparently these have a huge influence on her writing and perspective and it's necessary to tell the reader in case we're blithering idiots who can't decide whether or not we disagree with something unless we know the background childhood and political views of the authorLacked any useful analysis on the current issue of whether or not we buy into the reality denying belief that people can change their sex rather than just their gender presentation and offered a weak and appeasing chapter that spent time skirting the issue and burying the reader in a postmodernist language mess than actually tackling the issue or offering various perspectivesHer overview of the Take Back the Night marches was the only useful bit Overall it was a really disappointing book and I actually begrudge the library hold fee which is a new one for me

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From across the generations this book confronts the controversial issues facing men women and feminism in contemporary society to shatter the illusion that euality has been reached Translating classic texts and charting the changes and challenges of the feminist movement from the s onwards Mackay argues that feminist activism continues to be urgent and relevant tod I really enjoyed Finn Mackay's dual take on the Reclaiming the Night movement and radical feminism This is a handy guide for anyone interested in understanding feminist activism in the UK context and for those just dipping their toes into the radical feminist movement To be clear Finn makes every effort to be inclusive in her feminism while remaining principled about the issues most central to a radical feminist This is a book that clearly discusses the multitude of 'fractures' in feminist organizing giving voice to activists with a range of views on women's only spaces and sex work advocacy

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Radical FeminismFeminist activism is enjoying a global resurgence A new wave of feminists is taking to the streets in protest against rape abuse prostitution and ineuality and asserting a powerful new vision for women's liberation The future of feminism has become a global march for justice and action demanding an end to male violence against womenIn this ground breaking book from As with any feminist text worth reading I found myself at points challenged and annoyed by this book Mackay provides some interesting context for the history of radical feminism though I can't help be feel that her account omits an awful lot The focus of this text is around 'Reclaim the Night' as a form of protest march and the politics of inexclusion surrounding this and this focus helps in terms of situating radical feminism from other 'schools' her term such as socialist and revolutionary feminism Though the divides between these schools is certainly a matter of historical usage I wonder if we should be upholding these as critical terms though I do not think this text is attempting to put forward a critiue in those terms and thus should not be judged by those standards Whilst Mackay does recognise that radical feminism is anti capitalist she does not go as far as I would like in stressing how central Marxist analysis is within radical feminist theory Sure enough Mackay has her loyalties to radical feminism and I agree wholeheartedly that contemporary feminism has many debts to radical feminists that are simply not acknowledge but she seems overly uick to subsume other schools into the radical picture without then contextusalising that what these schools share is a commitment to critiue For radical socialist revolutionary feminism what underpins these is Marxist analysis of class this is of course central to Shulamith Firestone's 'The Dialectic of Sex' after all Case in point for this subsumption is the chapter treatment of ueer theory Mackay makes it no secret that she is hardly a fan of ueer theory nor must she be but her treatment of it within is incredibly superficial For instance her discussion of Judith Butler's work on gender performativity collapses this into a position that radical feminism is according to Mackay already purporting This is just straightforwardly not the case Sure enough radical feminism does not hold an essentialist picture of gender and it maintains the sexgender distinction but it does not hold a performative account of gender Nor does Mackay explore at any point the key difference between her feminism and Butler's which is that Butler understands sex to be a discursive product sure it's still material but it's not a matter of fact whereas radical feminism is largely committed to sex realism of some kind Generally Mackay reads as if she's rolling her eyes at these ueer contributions which is understandable given how much awful ueer theory has been written that ueers and deconstructs ad nauseum but to downplay Butler's contribution in this way is just misleadingI did very much appreciate her discussion of female only spaces as part of radical feminist practice and though I think this opens uestions of inexclusion that this text is not euipped to deal with fully I think that her discussion on how this does not need to introduce an irreparable gulf between radical feminists and trans activists is a useful beginning I do have plenty of uestions about the role female only spaces should play within feminist politics however especially given some of Mackay's tacit assumptions that the only people reading the text will be cis womenOn that note her criticism of the term cis was also refreshing and though I do not agree that we should abandon the term entirely some of its problematic connotations were presented within the text in a very digestible way Finally I think Mackay's treatment of radical feminism's need to oppose the sex industry as a site machine of exploitation and her rejection of the well intentioned if wrong headed argument that sex work is just work like any other was really good to read I think this works as an introduction