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The Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival: The historic RadFem vs TERF vs Trans fight

NOTE: In 2008 the non-transgender Feminist/Radical Feminist community popularized the term Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminist (TERF) as a way to identify a group, primarily focused on targeting transgender people in the name of Radical Feminism – as being non-representative of Radical Feminism itself. It is out of respect for these feminists that I’ve used their terminology to differentiate between Radical… Read more →

#TERFweek starts now!

What it is #TERFweek is a week of education, raising awareness and openly talking about the abuse our communities have endured at the hands of the Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminist movement. From Monday, August 11 to the 17, we invite everyone to share their experience with the TERF movement using the #TERFweek tag. We hope that all our diverse communities will take this opportunity to speak… Read more →

Judith Butler addresses TERFs and the work of Sheila Jeffreys and Janice Raymond

Judith Butler is a preeminent gender theorist and has played an extraordinarily influential role in shaping modern feminism. She’s written extensively on gender and her concept of gender performativity is a central theme of both modern feminism and gender theory. Butler’s essays and books include Performative Acts and Gender Constitution (1988), Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity (1990), Bodies That… Read more →

TERF: what it means and where it came from

Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminists (TERF) are quick to make fact assertions about the term, TERF. According to TERFs, the term is a slur and use of the term makes one a misogynist.   Others assert that the term is insulting, hyperbolic, misleading, and ultimately defamatory. Allen actually calls for more people to recognize radical feminists as a hate group and then pointedly adopts the… Read more →