Carnival Against Pornography and Prostitution now up

// 1 April 2008

Up at The Burning Times, the Third Carnival Against Pornography and Prostitution, hosted by Debs. The highlights for me are the Twisty entry (when is the Twisty entry *not* anyone’s favourite?):

I’ve said it before and I’ll again: patriarchy isn’t some vague intellectual conceit invented by radical feminists to pass the time in between trips to the Birkenstock store. It’s an actual humanitarian crisis, and it has actual consequences, even for you, even if you say it doesn’t.

…and this piece entitled ‘On Choices’ by Maggie:

The ‘sex’ industry has done a great job in focusing the debate on “women’s choices”, while the focus of any discussion on the subject should be on the consumers who CHOOSE to use pornography, and, in the case of prostitution, on the johns who CHOOSE to buy women for sex.

As Jess pointed out just a couple of weeks ago, it’s an exciting time for carnivals of feminists of every hue.

This carnival follows hot on the heels of the Feminist Carnival of Sexual Autonomy and Freedom, the Carnival of Radical Feminists, the Carnival Against Sexual Violence, the Radical Woman of Colour Carnival and of course our old friend, the Carnival of Feminists.

I’m so excited that so many carnivals, so many bloggers and so many commenters are out there in the feminist sphere, and that such a wide variety of feminist viewpoints are represented. I love bimbling my way through all of them, discovering hidden gems, disagreeing with some, agreeing with others and just generally having my perspective broadened. We’ve come a long way since Catherine set up The F-Word because she couldn’t find any British feminists on the web!

Anyways. Read and enjoy, my lovelies.

Comments From You

Catherine Redfern // Posted 1 April 2008 at 9:38 pm


I agree with you Lynne. Its incredible how much more feminism there seems to be out there these days. :-)

shatterboxx // Posted 1 April 2008 at 10:01 pm

What do you guys think about the anti-F word comments on that website? I’m a little confused as to why they don’t like you…

Lynne Miles // Posted 2 April 2008 at 8:35 am

We *really* don’t want to get involved in a slanging match over this. Suffice it to say, we feel as though we try to be inclusive of as wide a spectrum of feminist viewpoints as possible and that it’s not our business to decide who is, or isn’t, a feminist.

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