Against All Evidence’s First (Belated) Blogaversary!

26 Aug

Earlier this month, August 4th, was my blog’s first birthday. I started this blog when I wanted to “get serious” about my radical feminism and, you know, actually be radical. Before Against All Evidence, I had another blog wherein I had mostly done light “analysis” of ads (e.g.: “ugg, look at how stupid this is!”) and sometimes talked about porn and prostitution. When I began that blog, I was a Jezebel-reading liberal feminist. That is, until Gail Dines had to go and ruin the fun. And I’m sure glad she did. It was a game changer.

Radical feminism meant carrying out feminist analysis to its end. It meant Doing Work. . . looking patriarchal evils in the eye and explaining them – in full – without flinching. Radical feminism hasn’t necessarily told me anything I didn’t already know. It just gave me permission to admit that it really is as bad as I always knew it was.

Over the last year, I feel like I’ve entered a new phase of clarity with my politics. Without a doubt, a great deal of the credit goes to my fellow radfem bloggers and commenters. Very shortly after starting my blog, I started writing a draft post essentially saying, “Gosh darn, ya know. . . I’m a radical feminist but you transphobic radfems are just no good and are making us look bad!” I know, right? Oh, how far I’ve come.

I feel so fortunate to have “met” all of you. Four years of women’s studies never gave me such a feeling of community as you all have. Joining on to the Rad Fem Hub has also been an exciting endeavor, and I can’t wait to see where it continues to go.

So cheers to my blog still being around, and thanks to everyone who reads it! Much love, my sisters.

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5 Responses to “Against All Evidence’s First (Belated) Blogaversary!”

  1. Rainbow Riot August 26, 2011 at 10:16 am #

    Gail Dines had a huge impact on me, too. I always knew radical feminism in my heart but not my mind, until I read and heard her thoughts. Then I found the Andrea Dworkin online library and I was home!

  2. dubsh August 27, 2011 at 5:27 am #

    Happy one year anniversary! Here’s to another year!

  3. Mary Sunshine August 28, 2011 at 9:46 am #

    {{{ Lishra! }}}

    Happy RadFem Birthday to you 😀

    And many happy returns.

  4. womononajourney August 30, 2011 at 5:55 pm #

    I’m so glad you started blogging! I do think “getting” why transgenderism is not radical takes the longest…or at least it does for most women. It’s wonderful to hear that liberal feminists are able to put on the radical feminist lens, as depressing as that lens is. Because, it’s called women’s REALITY.

  5. FCM September 5, 2011 at 6:52 pm #

    happy blogiversary! 🙂

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