If you are familiar with the world of Internet dating ads, you may have seen ones for individuals interested in BDSM. If you see more than a handful of kinky personal ads, you’ve probably seen ones looking for a service-oriented submissive or slave. The fantasy of having a person willing to work for you who only asks to be by your side is extremely enticing. However, my article is not a dig at anyone. This is more commentary on the vast number of “seeking a service slave” posts that people write which always irked me. My problem is that many of them offer nothing in return.
**The number one way to locate and maintain a relationship with a
service-oriented person is to love them.**
Today I am excited to announce the launch of a new website, QueerFeminism.com.
This website is not trying to introduce a new concept. We are not the only site that envisions feminism as radical opposition to the patriarchy, explicitly incorporating queer, anti-racist, decolonizing ideas into feminist arguments. Our aim is simply to add to the chorus of voices operating from this inclusive feminist lens, to provide both additional perspectives and resources from all around the Internet and offline.
Are you frustrated about the way many feminists treat your community? Do you relate to feminist values but find the way feminism operates in practice to fall short of the mark? Are you sick of women’s rights being presented as more important than, or separate from, other anti-oppression struggles? If so, this site is for you.
In the coming weeks, we will be sharing work from a diverse group of contributors on a wide range of topics. We hope that some of you will join us and add your own perspective to the site!
We are also working to compile a huge list of resources on every topic imaginable, including blog posts, books, films, and other materials. The beginning of this list is already available, and it will grow over time. Please let us know if you have suggestions to add.
Finally, we want this to be a participatory experience that helps feminists translate writing and ideas into concrete activism. Please add the site to your RSS reader and leave comments if you have ideas or critiques of an article you read. We are here to learn together and change the face of feminism and social justice, and we can’t wait to get started!