XX REVOLT
Using Radical Feminism to Survive & Thrive Under Patriarchy

Welcome to XX Revolt

This site is a resource to help cope with common struggles of living in a female body using Radical Feminism, from the nightmarish landscape of heterosexual dating to advice on how to manage feelings of gloom and hopelessness common to women and girls dealing with misogyny everywhere, every day.

Need advice, looking for feminist youtubers, or want to read some free feminist literature? You'll find it all here.

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FEBRUARY 2023 / WEEK 1

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FEMINISM WORLDWIDE

Women’s Rights Victory in Sierra Leone

Last week, the African nation of Sierra Leone passed landmark legislation in the Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment Act, requiring public and private employers to reserve at least 30% of positions for women, including leadership positions, and stipulates political parties have 30% female representation. It also mandates equal pay and grants women equal access to financial opportunities.

Read more on Cfr.org


Trans-identifying Rapist in Scotland Moved to Men's Prison

First appearing in court and known to his victims as Adam Graham but now identifying as Isla Bryson, he was convicted of raping two women. He transitioned shortly after sentencing and was originally placed in a women's correctional facility. After widespread concerns over the safety of female inmates, he has been moved to a men's facility, marking a small victory for women's sex-based protections.

Read more on TheGuardian.com

MEME OF THE WEEK





XX WRITERS

Nnedi Okorafor - Fantasy Author & Afrofuturist

Nnedi Okorafor (born 1974) is a Nigerian-American scifi and fantasy author. Usually set in Africa, her stories incorporate Nigerian folklore and traditions. Her books have won dozens of awards, including He Who Fears Death, currently in development to become an HBO tv series.

Influenced by her heritage both as a Nigeria and an American, her stories explore themes of race and sex inequity, political violence, environmental destruction, genocide, and corruption.

Read her short story Mother of Invention on Slate

Vist her offical website

FEMINIST LITERATURE

Pornography: Men Possessing Women

Extremely controversial in its time and today, Andrea Dworkin presents her feminist critique of pornography, the men who consume it, and it's damaging effect on women (even women who choose not to couple with men). She suggests lobbying to have porn declared a violation of women's civil rights and establishes links between porn consumption and increases in sexual violence.

Borrow for free on Archive.org or download full PDF free at Radfem Archive

FEATURED VIDEO

Daisies (1966)

A film by Vera Chytilová

Considered a a milestone in the Czechoslovak New Wave movement, Daisies is a surrealistic film following the misadventures of two free-spirited young women who engage in a series of strange pranks. Controversial in its day, it was banned by the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic.

Watch the trailer on Youtube or watch the full film for free on Archive.org

FEMINIST SPOTLIGHT [MONTHLY]

Gail Dines

Gail Dines (born 1958) is a Radical Feminist and Professor Emerita of Sociology and Women's Studies. She specializes in the study of pornography and is one of the world's foremost anti-porn activists.

Her controversial books Pornography: The Production and Consumption of Inequality and Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality draw upon studies and research to argue that males exposed to online pornography show increasingly cruel, misogynistic, and violent behavior towards girls and women.

TikTok, Netflix’s ‘365 Days’ and the memeification of violent sex by generation Z [Article]

Visit her official website

XX ART

Tatyana Ozerova



Tatyana Ozerova is a Russian embroidery artist. Her vividly-colored, highly detailed landscapes have created viral attention on social media and helped renew interest in this ancient female craft.

Visit her online shop

XX MUSIC

Louise Farrenc - Classical Composer, Virtuoso Pianist

Symphony No.1 in C Minor, Op.32 (1842)

Watch on Youtube

Louise Farrenc (1804 - 1875) was a French composer of the Romantic period. She studied composition at the Paris Conservatory despite the classes still being open only to men. She was one of the first female composers of her time to demand and receive equal pay for her work.

Download free musical scores of her work at IMSLP.org

XX HISTORY

Nawal El Saadawi - Feminist, Activist, Physician

Nawal El Saadawi (1931 - 2021) has been described as 'Egypt's most radical woman' and 'the Simone de Beauvoir of the Arab world'. She founded the Arab Women's Solidarity Assocation and co-founded the Arab Association for Human Rights.

She was a leading advocate against Female Genital Mutilation and wrote extensively condemning the practice (to which she had herself been a victim). In the 1980's, she was imprisoned by the Egyptian government for helping to publish the feminist magazine Confontation. She also wrote critiques on capitalism, democracy, religion, and patriarchy.

Watch her interview (2019) discussing patriarchy and democracy on Youtube

Read her biography on South Africa History Online

DIY CORNER

How to Start a Book Club

As more and more female-only groups are being shut down for not being "inclusive", it's becoming more important than ever for women to create their own spaces and groups. Book clubs are a great way to do this.

Online or in person, they can be organized for any genre of literature. Women statistically read more books than men already, so you won't have a hard time finding other women readers, no matter what your tastes.

Women's book clubs have long been a way to resist patriarchy, share knowledge that is otherwise taboo, and strengthen female community. You can help keep that tradition going.

Read a full guide on Reader's Digest

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Weekly Ezine
Women's liberation news, artists, memes, site updates, & more

Self-Care & Health
Caring for yourself outside while breaking out of the male gaze

Mental Wellness
Coping with the mental impact of being female under patriarchy

Dating, Sex, & Relationships
Navigating intimacy and love with the less-civilized sex

Gaining Power
Forget 'empowerment'. What is real power, and where does it come from?

Male Allies
How males can resist patriarchy, be allies to women, and detox from MRA/incel ideology

Memes
Repository of original feminism-related memes

Quotes
Collection of quotes about oppression, liberation, race, and more.

Myths & FAQ
Misconceptions and frequently asked questions about Gender Critical & Radical Feminism

Links & Resources
Radical Feminist websites, news, and other helpful links

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PAST ISSUES

2023

[Issue #10] February / Week 1
[Issue #9] January / Week 4
[Issue #8] January / Week 3
[Issue #7] January / Week 2
[Issue #6] January / Week 1

2022

[Issue #5] December / Week 4
[Issue #4] December / Week 3
[Issue #3] December / Week 2
[Issue #2] December / Week 1
[Issue #1] November


SITE UPDATES

Jan.16.2023 - [Issue #8] is up and I'm testing out a mobile-friendly version of the ezine. Work is still keeping me worn-out so I'm falling behind with updating the rest of the site and making new memes. But I won't stay down and out for long.



Jan.6.2023 - Issue #7 is here with a colorful new theme to celebrate the new year! I've added two new sections to the ezine - I'll be featuring a female musician and author each week in addition to a visual artist.



Jan.3.2023 - Fixed all typos on the main page. It was a brutal week at work in the real world and I was falling asleep sitting up while working on the update.


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ABOUT

This website is guide by a Radical Feminist for any girl or woman looking for help & advice, and anyone looking for information & resources on Radical Feminism.

Email: xxrevolt@gmx.com


Created in 2020