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    The First RadFem Social Network

    The censorship of women who criticize the politics of gender identity, which means radical feminists very broadly (as well as some others), on major social media platforms like Twitter and increasingly Facebook recently led an American writer and software engineer named Mary Kate Fain to establish a woman-oriented social network called Spinster, which is a kind of edgy, wonderfully uncool way of saying 'autonomous woman'. The title is also a reference to a hallmark 1986 book by Dr. Sheila Jeffreys 1986 called The Spinster and Her Enemies, which lays out, among other things, an early history of men appropriating control of the women's movement, which is what radical feminists (as yours truly) believe has largely happened to mainstream feminism.

    Spinster is linked to lots of other social networks, so there's plenty of dialogue with the outside world that occurs, and men are allowed too, but there are rules to Spinster participation that protect women against harassment and threats, slurs (including "terf"), pornography, etc., and allow women to speak our minds about gender identity politics without penalty.

    Spinster launched on Monday (August 12, 2019) and within three days had already become the largest social network using a Gab server. It's proven way more successful than Fain thought it would be already and could wind up being one of the largest feminist social networks on the internet period. Since its launch less than a week ago, it has frequently been overloaded by people signing up. Clearly there is demand for this kind of online independence from both male governance and harassment and corporate control.

    Here's a recent podcast interview with Fain about her new social network, which she created after losing her job over her criticisms of transgender politics. I think it'll continue to catch on, perhaps even significantly beyond the radical feminist scene. I think the fact that this is the safest social network on the internet for women and the only one clearly and specifically centered on women's issues and women's lives will be attractive to many even beyond our ideological ranks. Just thought this development was worth mentioning.
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    Oh goodie. A place for the misandric feminazis to meet and conspire to further emasculate men. Pathetic.
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    Polly, would you not agree that rad fems are a tiny minority of those criticizing "the politics of gender identity"?
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    WHY WHY WHY!!! cant we go back to the old days when Women were actually women and men were actually men. It was so simple then...Woman....Man now its Woman and wanna be woman, Man and wanna be man, Whats that ? and Neutral and Dont have a clue. Its a real pain in the ass to figure out anymore
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    Quote Originally Posted by Common View Post
    WHY WHY WHY!!! cant we go back to the old days when Women were actually women and men were actually men. It was so simple then...Woman....Man now its Woman and wanna be woman, Man and wanna be man, Whats that ? and Neutral and Dont have a clue. Its a real pain in the ass to figure out anymore
    Because it's all about "inclusiveness" with Liberals at the expense of time honored and established traditions that work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Common View Post
    WHY WHY WHY!!! cant we go back to the old days when Women were actually women and men were actually men. It was so simple then...Woman....Man now its Woman and wanna be woman, Man and wanna be man, Whats that ? and Neutral and Dont have a clue. Its a real pain in the ass to figure out anymore
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    LOL, oooooh....myyy....god!

    The COMPLETELY INSANE, over-the-top freakout over this development here I am admittedly finding hilarious and highly satisfying. I'm really glad I posted this here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IMPress Polly View Post
    The censorship of women who criticize the politics of gender identity, which means radical feminists very broadly (as well as some others), on major social media platforms like Twitter and increasingly Facebook recently led an American writer and software engineer named Mary Kate Fain to establish a woman-oriented social network called Spinster, which is a kind of edgy, wonderfully uncool way of saying 'autonomous woman'. The title is also a reference to a hallmark 1986 book by Dr. Sheila Jeffreys 1986 called The Spinster and Her Enemies, which lays out, among other things, an early history of men appropriating control of the women's movement, which is what radical feminists (as yours truly) believe has largely happened to mainstream feminism.

    Spinster is linked to lots of other social networks, so there's plenty of dialogue with the outside world that occurs, and men are allowed too, but there are rules to Spinster participation that protect women against harassment and threats, slurs (including "terf"), pornography, etc., and allow women to speak our minds about gender identity politics without penalty.

    Spinster launched on Monday (August 12, 2019) and within three days had already become the largest social network using a Gab server. It's proven way more successful than Fain thought it would be already and could wind up being one of the largest feminist social networks on the internet period. Since its launch less than a week ago, it has frequently been overloaded by people signing up. Clearly there is demand for this kind of online independence from both male governance and harassment and corporate control.

    Here's a recent podcast interview with Fain about her new social network, which she created after losing her job over her criticisms of transgender politics. I think it'll continue to catch on, perhaps even significantly beyond the radical feminist scene. I think the fact that this is the safest social network on the internet for women and the only one clearly and specifically centered on women's issues and women's lives will be attractive to many even beyond our ideological ranks. Just thought this development was worth mentioning.
    While I cannot in good conscience support any radical feminist movement personally, I still see this as a good thing. Free speech is a good thing. The current giants of social media who lie about their status as mere "platforms", and yet see fit to ban certain speech, are not platforms at all, but publishers of content. Hopefully this sort of thing will continue for others whose ideas are being censored on these monopolistic social media giant's "platforms". Like, you know, conservatives, maybe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by IMPress Polly View Post
    LOL, oooooh....myyy....god!

    The COMPLETELY INSANE, over-the-top freakout over this development here I am admittedly finding hilarious and highly satisfying. I'm really glad I posted this here.
    Did you actually read any of the comments?
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    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    While I cannot in good conscience support any radical feminist movement, I still see this as a good thing. Free speech is a good thing. The current giants of social media who lie about their status as mere "platforms", and yet see fit to ban certain speech, are not platforms at all, but publishers of content. Hopefully this sort of thing will continue for others whose ideas are being censored on these monopolistic social media giant's "platforms". Like, you know, conservatives, maybe?
    There are TONS of social networks using Gab servers, as well as Mastodon servers, and other alternatives to mainstream social media outlets like Twitter and Facebook, including quite a lot of politically conservative-leaning ones (some of which are on the truly extreme, neo-Nazi right). Alternative social media spans the gamut politically. The mainstream social media sites seem to be geared more toward enforcing a centrist or narrowly center-left politics.

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