Mission Statement: QueerFeminism.com stands in radical opposition to patriarchy through providing education and resources, fostering discussion in and out of feminist circles, and challenging openly challenging all patriarchal beliefs.
Feminism in the 21st century has a problem.
Despite wonderfully bold activism by many young and older feminists, online and in person, broad swathes of the feminist movement are plagued by racism, homophobia, transphobia, imperialism, sex-negativity, and similar ills. Well-meaning feminists spend more time declaring their immunity from these “isms” than they do working to address actual marginalization within the feminist community. It’s time for a change.
This site defines Queer Feminism as radical opposition to patriarchy.
The term queer does mean that this definition of feminism explicitly includes queer people, but it goes beyond LGBT and other gender/sexuality minorities. By Queer Feminism, we mean a feminism that is different–a feminism that directly challenges the issues above and does not rest on its laurels. We believe that the definition of feminism that focuses on equality between men and women both excludes non-binary genders and ignores the serious problems created by patriarchy that harm people of any gender and can be exacerbated by people of any gender.
We stand in radical opposition to patriarchy, a system that includes:
- Racism, imperialism, genocide, and violence
- Strict rules about gender and sexuality that hurt everyone whether male, female, both, or neither
- Blaming and shaming of trans people, queer people, prudes, sluts, and anyone who does not fit a narrow and arbitrary body standard
- Rape culture
- A tendency to claim that democracy and liberal politics fixes all ills, rather than addressing society’s problems