[LAF] FW: {Disarmed} FW: [londonfeministnetwork] asexuality

Sarah C L sarah.c.l at hotmail.co.uk
Mon Oct 13 23:20:46 UTC 2008

Sorry, meant to send this to the whole list, rather than to you individually Volodya (I'm used to Yahoo groups where it replies automatically to the list). Please don't take this as an attempt at a personal attack.


From: sarah.c.l at hotmail.co.uk
To: volodya at whengendarmesleeps.org
Subject: RE: [LAF] {Disarmed} FW: [londonfeministnetwork] asexuality
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2008 00:17:46 +0100

(Some) men call themselves pro-feminist in recognition that the feminist movement is, and in order to work has to be, led by women themselves; they avoid calling themselves feminists to show that they are not trying to come into the movement and take over.

There is a rather funny Onion article on the subject:


Personally, I find the use of pro-feminist vs male feminist works as a handy litmus test.


> Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2008 10:56:39 +0100
> From: Volodya at WhenGendarmeSleeps.org
> To: laf at lists.aktivix.org
> Subject: Re: [LAF] {Disarmed} FW: [londonfeministnetwork] asexuality
> > http://www.asexuality.org/home/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=45&Itemid=38 
> A really great article/essay. I love how the person uses 'male feminist' rather 
> than the idiotic label i keep hearing today 'pro-feminist' (wtf does it actually 
> mean nobody knows yet).
> And i have laughed reading about the response from a friend of his "it would be 
> so much easier if i'd be asexual" fuck yes, it would be great... q;-)
> And there was an interesting point raised yesterday how an almost asexual person 
> and a very pansexual one would both be classed as 'bisexual' because they are 
> 'equally' attracted to both (or more) genders.
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