I’ve been undergoing a sort of feminist revival in my personal life for about a year. I came across “compulsory heterosexuality” in a blog, and my world changed. One thing led to another. Holy crap, someone actually explained why I felt sick about my rape fantasies, instead of saying “Whatever turns you on is OK and is feminist.” Someone finally said that being turned on by a gendered imbalance of power is awful. Someone finally pointed out that vanilla het sex already involves dominance and submission. This is what I’ve needed to find.
So I read a bit, learned a bit, and set it aside. Felt sad that I was decades too late. A few months later, I read a bit more. Found some blogs. OMG, these people are still alive, I’m not too late. Set it aside. Came back to it. Some blogs had been abandoned or closed. I found more blogs. I continue to be grateful that people are having current conversations. Grateful that they are saying what they do, insisting that it’s relevant now. I guess that I mostly just want to add myself to the number saying that radical feminism is current. I don’t have big plans other than that. We’ll see what happens.
Oh, and political lesbianism. I want to talk about political lesbianism.