Author: Sass

Women Saying ‘No’ – A Guest Post by Kate C.

Women have always been called names for saying no. Frigid, bitch, prude. These words are meant to shame us into saying yes. Women are supposed to be available, welcoming, obedient, and it has been the aim of the women’s movement since its inception to challenge these preconceptions, to say no to men’s definition of us. Read More …

To Boys Who Don’t Fit In – A Guest Post by Jesse

Hey son. Hey, hun. What would you rather be called? I mean, what are your preferred pronouns? Hun, right? Because that’s what we think girls say to each other (probably while they’re doing each other’s hair and nails). Maybe you don’t like my tone, but stick with it. You’ve been through worse, right? I’m a Read More …

A Feeling Like Sisterhood

“Sisterhood is powerful. It kills. Mostly sisters.” -Ti-Grace Atkinson Sisterhood is an uncomfortable word for me. I don’t have any female siblings, so the first time I found myself calling anyone “sister” was when I became involved in online radical feminist spaces. Unfortunately, it was not long before those “sisters” turned on me for befriending Read More …

How transgender identity politics serve Leftist men

I have written a very detailed blog about transgender identity politics, which is meant to be read from page 1 through page 16, located here: thenewbacklash.blogspot.com. Blog stats tell me not many people get to the end, so I am taking the liberty of posting page 15, which is about the male supremacy of the Left, Read More …

Assigned Fail

Assigned Male is a propaganda cartoon that puts genderist nonsense into the mouth of a little “trans girl.” Because I take issue with this propaganda, I will be accused of “hating trans people.” I do not hate transsexual people. I don’t hate any group of people suffering from a rare medical condition. There are several transsexual Read More …

Gender Crit Cheat Sheet

There’s a lot of understandable confusion out there regarding what “gender crit” (gender critical) means, so here’s a concise chart to which you can refer as needed – also available as a one page PDF here.  

Woman Pride

A woman is an adult human female. Here is what we know about any given woman: She has, at some point, experienced the physical reality of a female reproductive system. She has, at some point, encountered sexism. She has, at some point, been made to feel shame about #1 and #2. She has claim to Read More …

Radical Feminism and Intellectual Consistency

Last week, Miranda published a barnstorming piece on the problems with the transgender movement, and offered ideas to fix those problems. In response, I offer 10 points of intellectual inconsistency I see from my own side, as a radical feminist. I have prepared these for the women who are rejecting male-centered feminism and looking for something Read More …

Feminism & Transwomen: A Bullet Point Overview

For screencaps and links to back up each point, see  The New Backlash. Preface: a note on the word “gender” People outside of academia commonly use the word “gender” to mean “sex class of male or female” (in contrast with the act of sexual intercourse.) Feminist theorists, however, use the word “gender” to refer to Read More …

First in a series: feminist writings that have influenced us

From Sass: The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action Audre Lorde 1977 “I am not only a casualty, I am also a warrior.” This was the sentence, written by a black lesbian poet, that set the heart of this straight white girl on fire as a college student first reading this essay some 20 years ago. The perfect  encapsulation Read More …