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"radical" feminist?

Discussion in 'Feminist Only' started by Eddi, Sep 12, 2021.

  1. Eddi

    Eddi Eddifying

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    I've heard the term "radical feminist" many times...

    But what does it actually mean???

    When or how does a feminist become a "radical feminist"?

    What is the difference between a radical feminist and a regular feminist?

    As I understand it, the term refers to a person whose primary concern is feminism, a person to whom feminism is their most important issue and a major part of their identity, or life - a thing that takes priority over most other things

    That's how I'd use the term

    But what do others think?

    Are there any self-identified radical feminists here? If so, could you please explain how you understand the term?
     
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  2. crossfire

    crossfire Antinomian feminist heretic freak ☿
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    Radical feminism believes that a total reordering of society is needed, whereas liberal feminism believes in integrating women into the existing societal framework.
     
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  3. Meow Mix

    Meow Mix Chatte Féministe

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    I keep meaning to come add to this discussion but forgetting about it until I’m about to fall asleep. Soon!
     
  4. crossfire

    crossfire Antinomian feminist heretic freak ☿
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    I wouldn't call myself a liberal feminist. I'm not sure I could be termed a radical feminist either. My strategy is to raise consciousness--to bring the cultural nomos--the "patriarchy"--out of the safe zone (for it) where it lies just below consciousness and is therefore not consciously questioned. I want to bring it fully into consciousness--then society would reorder itself once a threshold percentage of individuals conscious of the nomos is reached.
     
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  5. Meow Mix

    Meow Mix Chatte Féministe

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    This.
     
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