If this OP means the discussion I’m thinking of, I’m absolutely seething with fury about a post on that thread.
I grew up poor. I went to a shitty public co-ed school where sexual assault and harassment were rampant as fuck. And the romanticisation of people like my mother as some noble-hearted Victorian fucking seamstress ruining her eyesight by candlelight to support us while sobbing into her apron that she twuuuly wuuuly weaaaly wanted to give her daughters an education but was too poor, is the biggest pile of steaming bullshit I’ve read since the last time Andrew Laming opened his mouth. No mate, she was a vicious misogynist like everyone else I grew up around.
Having grown up in a churning ocean of working-class misogyny, my feminism necessarily intersects hard with class. It wants women of all classes and backgrounds (race and sexuality too of course) granted exactly the same access to the education that suits them - as with men - and to support the notion that a job and the related independence is a human right, that streaming women into the low-paid pink-collar sector and gatekeeping the good jobs is a structure which must be dismantled, that parenting is a job for more than just one, that it shouldn’t preclude employment and independence. This involves examining the underlying assumptions we have around gender, who’s good at what, who gets access to power structures at all levels of society and so on, which is where it probably also intersects hard with some third-wave concepts around rape culture etc. It needs to get into the nitty-gritty of why and how we divide and conquer men and women.
I guess you could sum it up with that old quote “feminism is the radical notion that women are people” or however it goes, though.
Edited, I’m so pissed off I can’t spell “misogynist” haha
Edited again because still couldn’t