FCM wrote a lot about why feminism is a failed project and getting to that conclusion.
I always came too late to the party to comment. But, i came to feminism young and i never went to libfem, and i never honestly believed that feminism would ever WORK, that is, I never believed we would achieve either liberation or equality. I mean I can never recall ever believing women as a class would ever achieve this. I was lucky that my mother raised me with feminist ideas and an understanding of class: female that felt innate.
But anyway. I always still wanted feminism because it felt true, and it was important to me to be able to understand, verbalise and analyse how things worked and why. But never because i actually felt it would get us to any worthwhile end point.
I never worked it out like FCM did, the destruction of the planet and the non terminating feedback loop, which is essentially cell division in cancer too, right.
My logic went like this:
-women and men are biologically different, reproduction is important to the species, and women’s role in reproduction will always lead to our oppression by men, somehow
-men are generally physically stronger than women, which they will always have the opportunity to exploit
-if women were to ever succeed at this, we would need a war. A fight, of us v men. However women LOVE men. They grow up with men. They love fathers and brothers. They nurture and love sons. Their first response to most feminist analysis is Not All Men. Its not a war and it never will be and never can be, therefore it will never happen.
So that was me… i just wanted to add this, however unread and however late.
So what are we actually doing and why, and is it worth it. And what do i think im doing, why am i still here.