It seems The End is to come.

Earth, I love you. I always have. You and your elemental inhabitants are the most beautiful beings that I have ever seen, met, felt and experienced. You are the most beautiful life experiment in this universe. You are music to my ears and soul. And your green! The sound of the leaves in the wind. The scents. The sunrise and sunset. The moon. The humming of the bees, the rushing of the waves. The infinite moments of sensory ecstasy and blissful encounters with other beings. Discovering woman-identification has been a constant dance of fire and joy.


Alexis linked to the convo going on at Wwomenwwarrior’s. I had already read her post some time ago, when she published it, but not followed the conversation. I had a look and this comment by bronte was of particular interest.

I’ll copy her comment here:

Re: “If life is to survive on this planet, there must be a decontamination of the Earth. I think this will be accomplished by an evolutionary process that will result in a drastic reduction of the population of males.”
Mary Daly

Much as I hate disagreeing with my beloved Mary Daly, with regard to the decontamination of the Earth and how it will be accomplished, I must. Mary was not an earth/climate scientist or ecologist and never professed to be one.

Apart from lurking silently on radical feminist blogs I read NTHE sites: (Near Term Human Extinction) sites, because, according to the science, Near Term Human Extinction within one or two generations is where the parasitical/ cancer tumorous system of patriarchy and Homo Rapiens (males) have brought not only humans but all complex life on Earth. The Sixth Extinction experienced in the 5 billion years or so of
Earth’s lifetime and presently underway is being caused by Homo Rapiens.
Why is this so thorougly ignored on radical feminist blogs? Please don’t tell me that radical feminists – of all people- are climate change denialists?

That is, my radical feminist reflections/ spinning/ taking my thoughts to their logical end have not resulted in Mary Daly’s happy beliefs that women will overcome patriarchy, that there will be a cosmic revolution or that evolution (an unthinking, blind process that cares not a jot about women) will somehow step in at the very last moment and save us and the planet from the male disease.

Instead, my radical feminism – based as it always has been on the search for Truth no matter how ugly and unpalatable- led to the study and cross-analysis of biology, climate science, ecology and complex systems theory.

I wanted the Big Picture of what is happening to the planet because of Homo Rapiens. And that picture is not a pretty or hopeful one.
Hence, whether the male Y chromosome goes extinct within 5 million years (as stated by Professor Jenny Graves) or whether it goes extinct within 1 million years is moot. The rabid ape Homo Rapiens has done so much damage in its 250,000 years on Earth that it is not only extincting itself but everything else along with it.

I believe all radical feminists should be preparing themselves now for what will be the collapse of civilization because the reality and inevitabily of that is, perphaps, one of our blind spots: a dangerous one.

To answer your question, Bronte, as to why this has been ‘thoroughly ignored’ on my blog: I did not know about it. For your information, of course I have never been a climate change denialist, I have always attentively read information on the destruction of the environment, read about the floodings to come, about the collapse of the monetary system, of this and that, but I believed, as Mary Daly did, that some of us could survive the impending doom, and hoped the next generation of survivors would only be females.

Now as I read Bronte’s comment a few days ago, it struck me and was very compelling but I read it in a haste (my attention span on computers is limited these days -maybe I need glasses?- so I usually just read or write things fast) and skimmed past the reference to Near Term Human Extinction (NTHE), especially as there was no link. So as much as this comment was alarming it didn’t stir me particularly, and the next day went on as usual. I didn’t really get the message, I thought ‘oh well, this makes sense, I just hope females will still survive’. Until a friend, yesterday, told me what she had found by googling “Near Term Human Extinction”.

Oh. My. I looked it up for myself. There’s this guy called Guy McPherson, who’s a spokesperson of all of this. I googled various entries and quickly found his website. And I found this essay, a summary of the findings on climate change. Read it yourselves. I’m not going to quote anything because it is too long, just read it very carefully.

What this guy, Guy, says, or rather what he demonstrates with the support of hundreds of long term scientific evidence from many sources including very conservative and mainstream sources, is that all life on this planet will come to extinction by 2030. The major cause of this extinction will be that the global warming and melting of the ice has triggered a series of feedback loops of toxic gas emissions such as methane and carbon dioxyde which were trapped in the soils and underwaters of the earth by the ice and frost. These feedback loops have already started, are now unstoppable and life on earth is already on its way to extinction. No technology can stop this – especially since male technology is part of the problem and their use and fabrication will only emit more greenhouse gases. Even if men’s system collapsed now, if all men died and we returned back to stone age, it is unstoppable. Unprecedented levels of methane and carbone dioxyde have already been released into the atmosphere because of the warming and the more gas is emitted, the more the planet heats because of the greenhouse effects of the gas, and the more gas is emitted again. Once the air is too intoxicated plants will start dying too and if all or most plants die together, all the carbon dioxyde they sequestered will be released too, which only further intoxicates the air. There will simply be no more oxygen to breathe and the time it will take for the earth to regain cool temperatures and for the gases to be sequestered again, if that ever happens, which might be between 100 or thousands of years according to the extent of the damage, all species and life will have been already gone. I’m just paraphrasing these statements from memory, so read his essay for detailed information and explanations of the different feedback loops.

Right. This is estimated to happen by 2030… 2030! That gives us 15 years to live, if we even survive that long. Before that there will be floodings and terrible tsunamis, the sea level is likely to rise at least 50 meters higher. The monetary system will crumble down before, and I shudder to think what men will do once their system falls apart and they will no longer be able to hide the truth.

Do I believe this? Is this credible, is it a hoax? If only. How could this not be credible? The facts are indisputable. Who am I to dispute the long term data and biological facts observed and measured by hundreds of scientists? I’m the first to be critical about male science but this doesn’t seem to be a matter of personal opinion to me. Even if there were room for doubt or error regarding the probability of certain species surviving such as bacteria or fungi, the evidence is so compelling that I don’t think it’s an option to ignore it. I sorely wish it wouldn’t be true.

Now. One by one, my reactions.

It is a Strange moment. I cannot describe the sense of utter horror and grief that first overcame me. It seems utterly surreal yet it is real. Worse than I could have ever imagined. Life on earth as we know will no longer exist. Our beloved, sacred Mother Earth, how I love you, how it grieves me to know that all this beauty of life will disappear. I look by the window, at the trees, the grass, the birds, dear companions. How painful. This is a terrible moment of realising.

I’ve known all along that patriarchy would collapse. It confirms what we have been hearing more or less explicitly for some time now. It also confirms some visions that women have shared with me. I myself have been saying it out loud for a while, that men’s system will collapse, maybe not so much online. My only question was whether men would destroy the rest of us in their demise or if some of us would survive. We now have the answer. It appears that men will take everything away with them.

Men, homo rapiens, you scum, you filth. There is no word to describe the extent of your evil, you are pure evil, pure lechery. I hate you, how I hate you. In the 250,000 years of your rotten, defunct existence, you have managed to kill 5 million years of life on earth.

Men like Guy McPherson, you are also part of the problem. How dare you – yes I’m talking to YOU, and to all liberal men like DGR & co, and I hope you will come across this – indeed how dare you continue to write about the near term life extinction while pretending it is “humanity” who has sentenced to death all life on earth. The unstoppable death-machine has always only been orchestrated by the homo rapiens. By men. YOU. Women are not and have never been responsible for the atrocities committed by men, for men’s global industrial rape and death system. By lying and deceiving you are continuing to be part of the problem, because you are masking the fact that the obvious solution all the time, long before the extinction of all life was impending, was to depopulate the earth of males or to reduce them to manageable levels again – only by doing so would have men’s patriarchal and industrial necrophilic sado-system come to an end without destroying the rest of life.

Those men warning about the final extinction have existed for centuries, predicting the end of the world. Ffs men’s end is even predicted in their genes, their dead-endness is constitutive of their biology. All of men’s stories have a deadpoint, a “the end”. Every second film for the last decades has been about the apocalypse. They Know. Even the Mayan predicted the apocalypse at this period, they got it right. Why have none of them taken action? If these men cared for the planet and knew men would end up killing her, why haven’t they created a global male euthanising service to save the planet? Women know how to care for life. We have known better all along. Goddess knows women have been trying for millennia to put an end to male rule by all means possible, including by culling men. All this time you KILLED us!! you SUPPRESSED us, exterminated women and our life-preserving, earth-loving societies, our cultures, our lives!! And now it’s too late.

Now, even if a few men talk of committing suicide and of reducing global human population – well that’s still doing us a disservice, you egotistic liberal cowards. How many men, at best, will commit suicide? Maybe 1%? Or one in five thousand? What difference will that make? Let me tell you: if the least worse men bother to commit suicide without bothering to euthanise the rest of man-kind, they will be leaving women alone to fend with the worst of worse males: the MRAs, the pornographers, the army-men, the right-wing climate-change denialists, etc. Not to mention the problem of the suiciders that will kill their wives, mothers and daughters along with them, of course. You fucking idiots! You will be leaving the few moments of life on earth to be ruthlessly raped, pillaged and looted by the reamining barbaric males.

So, to all men, before all life goes extinct, you could at least do us the favour of leaving us these 15 last years free of your foul presence. You never really cared about life anyway. You’re not even capable of interacting with her. What difference does it make to you? What is one sub-male human species compared to billions of species on earth? Nothing.

Also, isn’t it ironic that men can publicly talk of drastically decreasing global human population as a final attempt to save the planet without anyone batting an eyelid, when we merely state the obvious – men are responsible for this global, now irrevertible catastrophe, and since they will never change the obvious solution would have been to cull them (which is now pointless) – well, we are threatened to death, killed, and heavens knows all the atrocities men do to us. Anyway, decreasing ‘human’ population isn’t a solution because the problem aren’t ‘humans’ but males.

Phew. This was the rage part.

As I continued reading the essay, as with any moment when we are faced with imminent death and annihilation, everything around me seemed futile, petty and distant. I thought of the things that mattered most in life and all I want is to spend as much time as I can with female companions, whether human, animal, plant or elemental, before we go. We now more literally than ever before, have nothing to lose. I had already begun a survival plan for myself and female relatives for some time, but it certainly encouraged me to pursue this more readily. This feeling resonated with another nagging feeling that I’ve had for several months now, which is that all my radical feminist undertakings seemed to be in slow motion, in such a stark way that it felt like a deliberate message. The more I attempted to respect my limits and the limits of life-time and rythm in the things I did to keep on communicating radical feminism to women, in all and any possible ways, the more I realised how ridiculously slow and tiny it was compared to the sheer speed and scope of men’s destruction. I felt like a snail competing with light-speed, or a twig competing with a tornado. Especially because our situation is now so dire, that most of what I do, I have to it alone since I am either separated in distance from other radical feminists or most of my closer friends don’t have time, swamped by survival pre-occupations. I don’t have much time either but I’m the only I know who has the time to devote myself almost entirely to feminism in ways that I choose. I was more and more coming to a conclusion that radical feminism could not at this point, in and of itself, save women and the planet, and if something were to save us, it would be greater than us. These intuitions or subliminal thoughts became explicit through the last conversation, especially thanks to the intervention of Tracy.

Wandering further into my troubled thoughts, I wondered what would happen with our souls and the souls of all these dear beings on earth once we will be separated from our earthly bodies. Will we continue to hover around the earth and wail the loss of life like rattling ghosts? Will we seek reincarnation somewhere else, maybe on another habitable planet? Will we go and find our life companions and live happily ever after in the ether? Will men continue to parasite our souls even in after life? I remember a woman telling me that the problem of maleness was not only a problem on earth but reflected a cosmic problem, on the level of the universe. Well, I have no idea whether this is true or even if it can be verified.

I now acutely understand why, since when I remember, I have always felt sadness -as well as joy- whenever coming in full contact with the elements and wild life. The sadness was a feeling of loss from the present and past destruction and of a loss to come. It came from the intuition that we would be parted eventually. I think we must have all experienced this more or less consciously since the dead-endness is written in the DNA of men’s civilisation. I now see how real this sense of loss is. I have probably come to life here and now to witness this last phase of patriarchy – or maybe even the last phase of this kind of life on earth. For some life will survive, I am sure. Maybe bacteria, fungi of some sort. I wish I could have been old and left just a few years ago, like Mary Daly and millions of other women. They are lucky, they left at the right time.

I suddenly remembered a time when I was an adolescent, and I used to laugh and say that I would die when I’d be 37, or something like that, for no paticular reason, and people would look at me weirdly. I thought it was an old enough age to die, I saw it as very far away then. Until someone told me “that’s an early age to die”, so I decided it wasn’t such a good idea after all. Later I interpreted it as the effect of a family member dying when I was young, and that strong awareness of death was part of my life for a very long time, so maybe it didn’t occur to me that I could live longer. Maybe I hated myself and my life so much then that I didn’t care if I died. Maybe because I disliked old people because my grandparents had always been stiff and I didn’t see the point of living old if I were to become like them. I tried to remedy this by picturing myself older and seeing it as a good thing, and accepting myself at all stages of life. What if it had something to do with the fact that I subliminally knew I wouldn’t live very old? Maybe, maybe not. It’s a flash of memory that crossed my mind while reading the essay.

Today is one day after I started reading this essay. My life will never be quite the same again, now that I have this picture in mind, now that it is so clear. It is strange to see to how much we can adapt. I am somewhat more tranquil than yesterday. What is strange is that despite this knoweldge of extinction, which still seems surreal, I also know that we will win. That we will succeed. This intuition has never left me. What kind of form will this really take I wonder, maybe this is the only solution to the end of maleness. And something new will emerge again. I still wish this wouldn’t happen, I wish this wouldn’t be true. But somehow it feels somewhat peaceful to know that there will be an end to all of this.

112 Responses to “It seems The End is to come.”

  1. 1 witchwind May 6, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Comments are still open

  2. 2 witchwind May 6, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    Some parts of this posts have emerged through conversations with a friend, thank you.

    Also, Bronte, thank you for de-lurking and introducing this knowledge to the radfem blog world. It seems your message was very timely.

  3. 3 Mary Sunshine May 6, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    Sweeties ♡ ♡ ♡

    I have known this for a couple of decades now.

    All we can do as witches is to raise our energy for our re-incarnation on a female planet. Parthenogenesis. It’s a huge Universe, we’re out there in our own Worlds.

  4. 4 witchwind May 6, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    Oh, have you? As in, you knew that life on Earth would go extinct imminently?
    Oh, that sounds like a nice idea, to reincarnate to a new planet. I hope we’ll all find each other again and take the ride to that new planet together. We need to be coordinated! How will we recognise each other? I hope our Earthling memory will not be lost either. It would be really sad to loose all that. The good news is that it’s unlikely that all of the Earth will be flooded. Maybe we should start writing radical feminist herstory and the history of malecraze on caves and carving it on stones so we can revisit that as angels and tell it to the next generation of females! 😛

  5. 5 witchwind May 6, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    And keep a memory of some of the different beings that populated the earth.

    Here’s another comment by Bronte which is relevant, at W4’s:

    Mary Sunshine: Thank you and a big cyber-hug. I have always noted and appreciated your comments on various blogs understanding that you, also, see the coming monetary system collapse; after which all the dominoes of the patriarchal scheme start falling and hell breaks loose. At age 57 (a celibate separatist) I, too, feel sorry for young womyn. FCM in her final post at Femonade exhorted her readers to “save yourselves” and that’s all I can say. Second wave feminism occurred during a more innocent era in which there was room for optimism. Unfortunately, those times are gone.
    Using Bad Mean Words about men is the very least we can do.

    Every time I read or hear the expression “mankind” used I recoil in revulsion and contempt because no womyn is any kind of a man. I have even stopped considering myself human (for the same reason Mary Daly did) because I despise what “human” has come to stand for because of men. Dirtiest trick that one – usurping the title of a species from the correct owner- when, basically, all that men are are walking sperm donors.
    The poet/mythologist, Robert Graves, in his introduction to his Greek Myths, wrote that pre-classical Greek women believed impregnation occurred via exposure to the north wind or the ingestion of a particular plant. If only.
    One of the unhappiest facts I have ever come across is that the male penis (disproportionately large compared to the rest of the primates), owes its size to women. That is, when Femina hoisted herself onto her hind legs to become bipedal, the angle of the vagina swung forward and down, the vagina then moving deeper into the body. The male penis then echoed that movement, following the same evolutionary principles as the giraffe’s neck: it grew in order to get to what it could not otherwise reach. (Re: Elaine Morgan and her The Descent of Woman, I think.)

    Therefore, the biology of women/womyn holds the key to the human species because we ARE the species: this including the large brain, which is ours because of evolutionary factors, not theirs. The male brain is just a toxically testosterone poisoned variation of the original; most certainly lacking in many positive features. Dick head is totally correct for all men.
    The deficient mutant Homo Rapiens, in its hubris, then dares to honor itelf with the self-glorifying title of Homo Sapiens Sapiens. No, no and no. The sapiens correctly belongs to Femina.
    Keep up your Bad Mean Words, W4. And thank you for your blog. Back to lurking.

  6. 6 witchwind May 6, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    A male-centric vision on the US getting prepared for the final catastrophe (quote from GuyMCpherson, at the end of his essay).

    It’s not merely scientists who know where we’re going. The Pentagon is bracing for public dissent over climate and energy shocks, as reported by Nafeez Ahmed in the 14 June 2013 issue of the Guardian. According to Ahmed’s article: “Top secret US National Security Agency (NSA) documents disclosed by the Guardian have shocked the world with revelations of a comprehensive US-based surveillance system with direct access to Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft and other tech giants. New Zealand court records suggest that data harvested by the NSA’s Prism system has been fed into the Five Eyes intelligence alliance whose members also include the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.” In short, the “Pentagon knows that environmental, economic and other crises could provoke widespread public anger toward government and corporations” and is planning accordingly. Such “activity is linked to the last decade of US defence planning, which has been increasingly concerned by the risk of civil unrest at home triggered by catastrophic events linked to climate change, energy shocks or economic crisis — or all three.” In their 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review, the U.S. military concludes: “Climate change poses another significant challenge for the United States and the world at large. As greenhouse gas emissions increase, sea levels are rising, average global temperatures are increasing, and severe weather patterns are accelerating.”

    They’re certainly right to keep it from the public in a way, even though they’re doing it for the wrong (male-domination) reasons. I can’t imagine what will happen when millions of men will be aware about the imminent extinction.

  7. 7 Mary Sunshine May 6, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    I knew 40 years ago that males were destroying the world. Nothing was done to stop them. Females carried on appeasing them, (not blaming, just stating cause => effect ) so here we are.

    Even ten years ago they could have been stopped. * Something * could have been salvaged. But no.

    *Of course* it pisses me off. It breaks my heart.

    My Original Being is Female. I am going Home. You young ones have been cheated. I weep for you, and with you.

  8. 8 witchwind May 6, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    I wonder whether women could have done something then had all radical feminists known it clearly. Probably not. Even if we’d had tried something more overt, it’s likely we would have been still too much of a minority for it to have any effect. Valerie Solanas was the only one whose overt writing about euthanasia made it to the public, look what happened to her.

    Women didn’t manage to curb male domination back then, centuries or millennia ago, when their domination was increasing but they weren’t as all-powerful as they are now. We have historical evidence of women fleeing from, fighting back and killing abusive males as long as our history is recorded. Even just a century ago there were still many more women in Europe killing their abusive husbands because that was the only option they had, they couldn’t divorce, and control wasn’t as strong on women and on society as it is now. Nowadays, every fart and burp is recorded by three letter agencies, ffs.

  9. 9 Mary Sunshine May 6, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    True enough, WW.

    The time to act was centuries ago.

    It’s just been agonizing to watch it over the last so many decades. And, males have known about it for at least the last 40 years.

    Even in pop culture: check out the lyrics to Neil Young’s “After the Goldrush”. ( look at mother nature on the run,
    in the 1970’s

  10. 10 witchwind May 6, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    Does any radical feminist think this NTHE thing is lies? do they think this information is credible? Not wrt the collapse of the monetary system or of the current patriarchy, but wrt the extinction of all life? I’d be interested to have your opinion. And uh-oh, hits spiking again. I wonder whether it was a good idea to publish this.

  11. 11 Mary Sunshine May 6, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    Certainly with respect to plant life. It’s not just the warming, it’s acidification.

    My daughter ( who’s 46 ) and I were joking about pondscum smoothies just the other day.

  12. 12 witchwind May 6, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    Well we’re pretty much dependent on plants for oxygen are we.

  13. 13 wwomenwwarriors May 6, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    Oh my gosh ww! Thank you for catching that. I hadn’t googled the term either. We RFs have been known to make up words to describe the horrors of men, so it didn’t stand out to me.

    I’m on my way out the door, but at first read, I’m still at cognitive *headdesk facepalm shaking my head* Men! The bloody idiots finally did it! Argh!

  14. 14 Mary Sunshine May 6, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    And for everything that we eat. Not sure what the pondscum is going to do. :/ My daughter may be a bit optimistic there.

  15. 15 Tracy25 May 6, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    It is Possible, Isn’t it, that the Reason this is not being more Widely Discussed is that the Powers that Be (men) know how Males will react to it, because they know Men very well, being Men themselves. Men have already admitted in Various Contexts that if they Knew they could get Away with it, they would Rape women. At that isn’t even considering the Propagation of the Species justifications for Endless Male raping of Females that comes up literally Every Time the End of the World is mentioned or Thought of. And the Looting, and the Pillaging of every Pirate, Gang, Frat Boy, Bachelor Party, Post Apocalyptic, Pre-Apocalyptic Et cetera movie ever made.

    Is this why Males are not talking about this so much? Because they know what Men will Do with this information, and that they will use it as an excuse to be More Male (males, unmodified by social controls)? Men are trying to hold the Lid on Boys and Men for as long as possible. And here Women and Feminists are, trying to Save males from themselves, and holding out Hope for men. If Women and Feminists are ever going to Wake Up, this would certainly seem to be the Time. I would also like to thank Bronte for bringing this Idea to the Table at this Time. It does seem to be the Piece we were Missing.

  16. 16 Tracy25 May 6, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    Here is Derrick Jensen of DGR (Deep Green Resistance, Lierre Keith’s organization) interviewing Guy McPherson just last Month. Derrick Jensen, self-proclaimed Radical Feminist male, does not mention specifically Male culpability, nor indeed does he Mention Men or Patriarchy one time. Even though people are listening to McPherson at this time, and the message is likely to be heard (while DGR itself has been no-platformed recently due to their stance on Gender) Jensen fails to use this opportunity to Introduce or Educate anyone on Radical Feminism, even though it’s relevant. Neither man mentions either Intercourse (PIV) or Rape, or what men are likely to do to specifically Females in this Disaster scenario.

    Here is Guy McPherson writing for the Anti Feminist Misogynist MRA site Good Men Project, and the Article has a Pornographic Title.

    Looking into this even a Tiny Bit, you will indeed find Privileged Males talking about Suicide, Infanticide, and Culling the human population to manageable levels. Of course, they are not getting Rape and Death threats from Other men for speaking these Truths. Their suicide talk, from what I can tell, is as Predictably Narcissistic as men themselves. They plan to Travel, Leisure themselves and “Enjoy Life” until their Money runs out, and then Kill Themselves before it gets Really Bad. Using Sex (Rape Tourism) and Prostituted women during their Hedonistic going-out Party seems More than likely, although PIV and its role in the Overpopulation that is killing us in never mentioned once. They rhapsodize about the Morality of Infanticide during the End Times, but never vow to Stop Impregnating Women. One male has the Nerve to call himself and others like him Biophilic as they Whine and Whinge about the “Other Men” who have caused this, while some of them Repent their own Former and even Current (rather Unavoidable) ways of using Fossil Fuels and Plastic. They say Biophilic without an ounce of Irony, and never say Necrophilic Once. That word is apparently not in their vocabulary. They only Hint at it by using its Opposite (biophilic) which they apply to themselves! Even as they Continue Raping and Impregnating women as the Titanic is sinking.

    For those who are Taking Notes, these are the Good Guys, the Ones who Get it. The Biophilic males. Relatively speaking, I guess?

  17. 17 blackmetalvalkyrie May 6, 2014 at 8:25 pm
    This guy is a quack, the current evidence does not suggest his gloomy scenario. This is pseudoscience, if there was really so much proof this was going to happen the gov would tell us. Men want us around so they can abuse us.

  18. 18 blackmetalvalkyrie May 6, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    Honestly I am really sick of seeing hard green injected into radical feminism.

  19. 19 wwomenwwarriors May 6, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    blackmetalvalkyrie, what is “hard green”?

  20. 20 witchwind May 6, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    oh that’s a term used by rationalwiki:

    Guy McPherson is a retired ecology professor from the University of Arizona and author of the blog Nature Bats Last. He is known for taking the position on “near-term extinction”, or “NTE”, which theorizes that runaway climate change is already underway and will kill off the human race in as little as twenty years. McPherson has gained a following in the “doomer” corner of the hard green movement, but other climate scientists and environmental activists have criticized him for distorting available climate data to come up with an excessively hopeless scenario. He is also known for his conspiracy theories claiming that the United States government and the IPCC know that we’re screwed, but are denying climate change or purposefully making conservative predictions to mislead the public.

  21. 21 witchwind May 7, 2014 at 12:17 am

    @blackmetal, the only suspicion i would have wouldn’t be wrt “hard green” environmentalism as such or whatever term is used, but because it’s a man speaking and of course there is also a possibility he is lying or exaggerating or distorting. Well we already know he is distorting and lying in that he lies about male responsibility. I’m not a scientist and won’t ever have the time or money to be one at this stage, so I can’t verify the information for myself. I will have to look at all the links and sources closer, so I can see for myself and draw conclusions by myself with the material at hand. All this is very time consuming however.

    But I think it’s also important to prepare ourselves to the possibility that this is true. Because it might well be. In fact now that more time has passed, and as a friend just pointed out to me, I realise that it doesn’t make any difference whether it’s going to happen now or in a century, whether patriarchy will collapse in this way or that. It of course makes a very big difference eventually but now, in my every day life, it doesn’t change much, how could it? What else or more can I do? i’ll just be even more careful not to burn myself out in anything, to enjoy in what i’m doing, and continue to do radical feminism at my small level and blog level.

  22. 22 blackmetalvalkyrie May 7, 2014 at 12:20 am

    It will really take away from your radical feminism if you believe everything is hopeless bc the world will end. Radical feminism is not small and womankind are not doomed. I am not defending rw, their article on Cathy Brennan and radical feminism are horrible but you can’t allow this pseudoscience to impact your life and politics so radically. Guy is a raving ass who needs to die.

  23. 23 Tracy25 May 7, 2014 at 12:35 am

    To Address your Question Witch Wind, could this be a Hoax or does anyone think this is False, of course it Could Be, and Yes they Do. It is a bit Discouraging to see anyone Trust the Patriarchy to tell the Truth on such (or any) matters however, and on a Radical Feminist blog! There is much that can be Discussed, even if it is not empirically True, although Empirical Truth is our constant Enemy as Radical feminists isn’t it, considering the Source (men and males). We have Little Choice but to pick a side, one Group of Males over the Other, and make often life-altering Decisions based on that. This has always been a Problem for all Women and all Feminists. This is where our own Experience and Intuition can be used to tip the scales, if we aren’t sure. In my own case, I have Never been able to Imagine Myself as an Older Person. Even as a Very Young person, I could see myself Being (eventually becoming) my Parents age, but no Older. This was always a Gap in my Vision and my Imagination that seemed Odd to me, but it was Undeniable, as if there was simply Nothing there. So, when I read about the Possibility of NTE within the next 15 years, I Re-membered this about Myself. NTE is in fact Consistent with this Gap in Vision that has Always been with me. It does not Mean it’s Definitely going to happen, but there is a Consistency about it that goes Pretty Deep into my own Life and my own Memory, and my own Vision. It is Notable, and I took Note of it.

    Radical Feminists have also been talking about Self Reinforcing Feedback Loops for some time, and this is a Central idea being discussed in NTE circles. In our case, we have spoken about Men and Patriarchy and how through men’s Sex and Violence against women, they have created too many Men and killed too many women. These same Too many men are continuing to use Sex and Violence against women which only causes the scales to tip even further, and this man-made (climate) change is not even relatively proportional or manageable anymore but Exponential and Unmanageable. So again, we see Parallels here that we can Take Note of and Discuss.

    We can also Take note of the behavior of the Men involved in this movement, including Allegedly Feminist Male Allies and DGR in particular, where Derrick Jensen has utterly failed here in his Alleged mission to educate and integrate Radical Feminism with Environmentalism. We can extrapolate that this is because he is a Man, and that Men cannot be Radical Feminists, no matter what they say. The fact that DGR has taken a Leadership position within Radical Feminism can and Should be discussed in Light of this. We should make Note of the pervasive Necrophilia of all males, even the ones who claim to be Different, or even Remorseful, like Guy McPherson, who gives Pornographic Titles to his Articles about NTE and submits them to MRA websites like Good Men Project. These men aren’t Different and they aren’t Remorseful either.

    There is Much that can come from this Discussion, and Shutting the conversation Down with “Trust the Government” is antithetical to this Happening. I hope this Discussion will happen, and that Women know know More about NTE, like Bronte who brought it up in the First Place, might Come Around and talk more about what they Know, and what has been Of Particular Note to them, and why.

  24. 24 witchwind May 7, 2014 at 2:17 am

    yes, well this was really a gut response to what I had read, and now that I have more hindsight I realise that my feelings and thoughts are rapidly evolving. I’m also annoyed that I trusted a male point of view to this extent and shared it in this unmitigated way to women. I was going to add about McPherson, another aspect of his work seems to be his fascination for the complete annihilation of life on earth. It is almost as if he *wants* it to happen. There is no humanity in his statement or any empathy at all for the living beings that will die. He expresses no empathy for them at all. His view is cold and sadistic

  25. 25 pantypopo May 7, 2014 at 2:24 am

    I have never heard a man IN DGR say he was a feminist. I have always only heard men say they support radical feminism or they are an ally to radical feminism. I think they understand that delineation.

    We can choose anti natalism and allow human to die off completely within 100 years of today. We can accelerate that by eliminating life-extending medical practices immediately. Let humans die off. Allow Earth to recover. A new “higher” life form being will evolve after us. It’s an easy solution. Just let go. Everybody dies, anyway. No one EVER “lives on” through their offspring. Dead is dead. We don’t have to kill people, let’s just stop saving lives and giving birth.

  26. 26 witchwind May 7, 2014 at 2:52 am

    We can also Take note of the behavior of the Men involved in this movement, including Allegedly Feminist Male Allies and DGR in particular, where Derrick Jensen has utterly failed here in his Alleged mission to educate and integrate Radical Feminism with Environmentalism.

    Tracy here is not criticising the men of DGR for calling themselves feminists when they aren’t, but criticising the “male allies” for failing even the tiniest efforts asked of them: throwing out the word patriarchy in appropriate context, naming men’s responsibility and male sexual violence and how it links to this global catastrophe. This really takes nothing to do it. If they were really genuinely male allies it would have been totally obvious to them to do this, but they didn’t. And the fact that they didn’t, and that when they do mention patriarchy it’s only in a context where the audience is more likely to be female and feminist, ie in front of feminist women whom they need to manipulate, well that shows the extent of their commitment to feminism.

  27. 27 witchwind May 7, 2014 at 2:59 am

    also what do you mean by humans, and by letting them die? whatever men choose to do, women won’t have a choice in this. i think it’s a matter of how we accept mentally what they’re doing or not, if we decide whether it’s a lost game already or if there is still hope for the future of females. Again when we say ‘lets stop giving birth’, the agent here isn’t women who are used as womb machines by men. It is men who force women to give birth. If men force this on women it implies that women can’t decide to stop giving birth unless they free themselves from men.

    but it’s interesting that you consider that we should “let go” and that you accept that everything will die off and start again. Had you already read about the NTE before this post? What do you think of them?

  28. 28 witchwind May 7, 2014 at 3:07 am

    @ tracy, that’s an interesting point wrt to applying the notion of feedback loop on male anti-woman behaviour as a whole. it certainly works as an analysis of the reinforcing and exponential lethality of their system of domination. perhaps the difference with rape as the individual, primary form of destruction of women by men is that men could just stop raping and interacting with women now and that would have an immediate effect on women. Whereas this does not seem to be the case with the environment.

  29. 30 pantypopo May 7, 2014 at 4:13 am

    I think a large enough population of women do have access to birth control and abortion that we alone, as females, can stop producing, and be vocal about why. At a minimum, we should refuse to live birth males. They have fairly accurate pee strips women can use. It doesn’t have to be amniocentesis. If it’s male, abort. If it’s female let it live.

    I have not read any NTE, will add that to the long and growing list.

    I don’t think humans are so special that Earth and all other living beings will collapse without us. I believe the opposite, I believe all other life forms will thrive without our presence. I believe if we back out now, Earth can recover itself. It can heal. Over time, existing life forms will continue to evolve and change. It is possible that the changes could eventually produce a sapient being which is better developed to care for all life and live gently on Earth.

    I have two children myself, I am not blame free. They were unintentional pregnancies (anti-biotics impact efficacy of Pill) I was guilted into birthing. They are incredible people, but they know they are accidents and they know I don’t want them to reproduce. They also understand it’s not personal, it’s not about them, it’s about Earth, it cannot support this population.

    I am dying a slow death (kidneys). Actually, my active lifestyle and related body stress is accelerating my disease over what it would progress. I have refused medical treatment. I just can’t justify it. In the US, healthcare is a capitalistic industry. I won’t allow them to profit from me any more. Especially knowing the damage my existence does to Earth.

    None of this means I do not think humans can recover, but we can only do that by eliminating, in large part, existing and future males. It has to happen. Men need to be told this: we will only breed daughters with you, and we will only breed when all daughters are already in safe, stable and loving homes. In the future, we may allow some males as breeding stock. There really is no other option.

    Call me Valerie.

  30. 31 CandiPhillips May 7, 2014 at 4:59 am

    I thought you should know that my Women’s Studies prof uses your blog every week to illustrate insanity in the movement. She says that you represent everything that is wrong with women and likely suffer from mental illness. Personally, I’m hooked and have been reading your resources when I can. -tommy (female with a make name. Sigh. )

  31. 32 skulldrix May 7, 2014 at 5:11 am

    The collapse of the planet and identifying that men’s are the cause of it, is extremely fucking surreal! I see women so caught up in chains of patriarchy that their only concerns are their next date and female hatred.The dissonance to be able to identify men as their oppressors, as men’s behavior as even wrong, or men even having a behavior is extremely fucking unbelievable to me, to the point of general uncaring. THERE’S JUST SO MUCH FUCKING AMNESIA! I’ve grown to despise the scumpool of liberal male’s surrounding them, that any interactions I find myself having with them I find are insulting to them seeing as how I completely hate them inside.

    Still talking about the end of the world, when there are so many ways I feel I’ve been growing as a radical feminist and a separatist doesn’t seem real to me. So, let me start to say, I was a DGR straw-rad fem before I became an actual radical feminist. As I became a real radical feminist, the propaghanda of DGR began to become clear. And while I still do love the earth, I realize that all along DGR and Derrick Jensen musn’t have be out to save the destruction of all life, they were out to save destruction of themselves and their property, and their land so they (men’s) could continue living and raping and stealing. It was never about truly dismantling the real system of destruction, which isn’t a highly destructive patriarchy called “civilization”, but men. That’s why DGR is so reactionary against biological essentialism, and never allow questioning on who’s ass they pull their bullshit ideas about “male gender socialization” from.Or answer logical questions like, who socialized the male? I think I’ve wrote a post about how I hate DGR. But environmentalism isn’t about saving the environment, it’s about saving men’s environment, and men’s women, to save men’s asses.

    If men just disapeared I know that everyone else would go on living. I’m not an apocalypse fearer anymore. Because for some reason I have this vision that even If I were to die, I know that some female’s in whatever form would survive. Also, apocalypse mongering is about the men’s fear of their self imposed destruction. Their fine with destroying everything else, but when that destruction might threaten their ability to live, they want a resistance. It’s fucking classic.

    Now If I ever get to step aside from the family problems I have to deal with, like my abusive and insane father manipulating my mother into putting him before everyone else and continuing to frustratingly believe in the Christian father, I might not punch a wall, and I might actually skim through the rest of the Guy Mcphearsefsrsf article. Which I am highly skeptical about.

  32. 33 skulldrix May 7, 2014 at 6:10 am

    * Also, I hope I don’t sound too angry or something in the above comment.When I talk about hating “them” in the first paragraph, I mean liberal men, not the women they surround and terrorize with their lies, reversals, and general mindfuckery.

  33. 34 blackmetalvalkyrie May 7, 2014 at 6:45 am

    Thing is you don’t have to be a scientist, you just find out what is the scientific consensus on an issue. This guy is that one random outlier advocating the opposite of what all established science says. Women don’t have the money or time to prepare for disaster. I did like your point on how male environmentalists say “humanity” including women is at fault for rape of the planet and its utter bullshit, I cannot support that movement. They are also too dense to understand GM crops are more sustainable than organic and global access could help with overpopulation bc scarwee chemicals. Chemophobic bullshit. Excuse me, I am not saying “trust the government” or shutting the conversation but all I see here is conspiracy theories.

    “We can choose anti natalism and allow human to die off completely within 100 years of today. We can accelerate that by eliminating life-extending medical practices immediately. Let humans die off. Allow Earth to recover. A new “higher” life form being will evolve after us. It’s an easy solution. Just let go. Everybody dies, anyway. No one EVER “lives on” through their offspring. Dead is dead. We don’t have to kill people, let’s just stop saving lives and giving birth.”

    I cannot stand this school of thought. Its sadistic, inhumane, unethical and disgusting. I doubt you would refuse medical care in immense suffering bc “the planet”. Anti-natalism simply blames women for men impregnanting them and society indoctrinating them into motherhood since birth. Mothering a child is a selfless and unrewarded job, it always has been. The anti-natalism “movement” is a mockery of mothers and it is misogynist. Your comment is ageist and misogynist, if you want to write such nonsense and insult the human species go on a radical environmentalist blog. Medically assisted childbirth has been one of the best things for the female human species, modern medical care is a marvel, however brutal its inception and historical sacrifice of female bodies it is done and has saved more female life than its taken.

  34. 35 blackmetalvalkyrie May 7, 2014 at 6:46 am

    global access to birth control sorry

  35. 36 blackmetalvalkyrie May 7, 2014 at 6:52 am

    Saying women are somehow a “lower” lifeform is misogynist, we have never been free enough to have our intelligence acknowledged. We’ve never had our chance to shine. You insult womankind. There is no need for a “higher” lifeform and if all humans died out there may never be an animal with our level of cognition, if there ever was it would take a long ass time obviously esp if you are saying it should evolve from bacteria. We are the higher lifeforms, what men have done and continue to do is not our fault and our species does not deserve to die for what men have done.

  36. 37 witchwind May 7, 2014 at 10:39 am

    very good point skulldrix about men not caring about the planet but about their property, and also i’ll add the survival of their parasitic genes. It dawns on me too that men cannot possibly conceive of becoming extinct (as males) without everything dying with them, because they can’t conceive of life outside of them. his earth-as-a-future-mars-like vision makes sense from a male perspective.

    In this sense, I certainly see how there’s more hope than what he says.

  37. 38 Bronte May 7, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Re: “I believe all radical feminists should be preparing themselves now for what will be the collapse of civilization because the reality and inevitability of that is, perhaps, one of our blind spots: a dangerous one.”

    Oh, dear. I am the Bronte who wrote the comments in question at W4’s and here. The above was meant for quiet reflection and strategizing: not despair. And I left out the most critical paragraph, which Alexis caught.
    This: “It’s crucial to find women with whom to form a ‘coven’, a group of support and strengthening of energetic resources……I think groups of women will have the best shot at survival.” Thank you, Alexis, and a big hug. I hated writing the NTE comment under discussion- done with gritted teeth- because I understood the high possibility of the intent of the message being misunderstood.
    Rather, it was meant as an attempt to create awareness in a small community rich in empathy, high intelligence, heart and soul- to anyone who wanted it- because, whether we like it or not, things are changing very rapidly in the world and they are going to change more.
    “We live in dangerous times,” Mary Daly prefaced a few of her books: written decades ago. We live in more dangerous times today that will impact you wherever you are in the world and whether you ‘believe’ or not. I’m not interested in convincing anyone because the events will convince for themselves when they occur.

    However, I don’t turn away from facing and examining possible future danger and strategizing how to deal with it because, from experience, I know the price is too high if I refuse to look. That price is shock and trauma which takes so long to dissipate and heal, the pain of betrayal and understanding that people and institutions you trusted were not trustworthy, and the dissociation that leads to costly mistakes. I lived almost my entire adult life with what I call Burkha Over The Brain amnesia of critical periods of my childhood – the usual variation on a theme story shared with millions of women around the world- so I refuse to fall into any form of dissociation today or ever again.

    Re: “I didn’t really get the message, I thought, ‘Oh, well, this makes sense. I just hope females will survive. Until a friend, yesterday, told me what she had found by googling Near Term Extinction. I looked it up for myself. ” Witchwind.
    I deliberately did not leave any links for NTE for that reason. As for the debated G. McP, I have never met him, I have no idea what he is like, I do not promote him, and I avoided using his name because I did not want anyone to receive the avalanche of “hits” that you are receiving.
    He is no quack although he is an ‘outlier’ with no time for obfuscation. He could also be the most misogynist on earth but if his science is sound and his sources are credible then I listen with Merde Detector alarm set at high, I take notes and then independently research and analyze to reach my own conclusions. I spent a month examing all the links on his Climate Summary, pulling apart all the information and then putting it all back together again. Then I turned it all upside down and attempted to refute it. I could not because I care for truth too much and what he was writing was already familiar. I am not a scientist but I have studied economics.
    The Externalities have come home to roost.
    “Yes,” I finally admitted. “I’ve known this all along”,since childhood and the ever-present sensation of the “rules of the world” being wrong.
    I apologize here for the length of this post and will have to continue with another one later.

  38. 39 Willa Cather Fan May 7, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Back when I could still watch the drek movies that Hollywood churned out, there was a James Bond movie called ‘Moonraker” that detailed a similar kind of death for life on Earth. I find it ironic that men have raped and murdered the planet, yet can be so cavalier in denying that there’s even much of a problem.

    Climate change historian Nam Sung-ki notes that men are often more skeptical of science that indicates action that needs to be taken:

    It’s even more evident that male-dominated industry has been the chief reason for the increase in temperature in the planet’s lithosphere, mesosphere, ionosphere and mantle. Whether the strife of the planet’s ill health are is the window womyn have been waiting for to reclaim their birthright from subjugation and PIV hegemony remains to be seen. But we can hope.

  39. 40 Alexis Flamethrower Daimon May 7, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    Hi witchwind,
    thanks for opening space for this topic. The way I see it, yes, the global climate is fucked and it will soon lead to the institutions of patriarchy starting to crumble, with all the male violence that comes with it.
    On the question of whether this planet will turn into another planet venus (mars is actually not a very “violent planet, I have read somewhere that the atmosphere around mars is very thin, so all energy mars emits immediately leaves its atmosphere, whereas venus is violently stormy because of its thick atmosphere which doesn’t allow energy to leave), I think that the earth is very resilient, and that if men would stop right now to drain her and rape her at every turn, her ecosystems might actually get repaired fairly “quickly.” However, it doesn’t matter if Earth will soon become completely inhabitable or if patriarchy will “only” crumble and very many people will die and some might survive – I still try to prepare for having to survive without civ infrastructure as much as I can. Part of this is finding women with whom to form a close group of syngergy, as well as learning as much as I can about permaculture, energy healing, making clothes… maybe thats naive, I don’t know. All i know is that the thought that this is soon going to end calms me and fills me with hope, because at least THIS necrophilia on steriods won’t go on.
    This is why I think any kind of activism in the “accepted” sense is futile, why would we want to go on talking to me at all when we need ALL our focus and resources for ourselves and other women? I think this is an emergency situation, and any investment in the current society is lost energy. All we can do i think is to expel as much malesness from our lives as we can, find women to form a coven, learn as much as we can about survival, and feel for the Wave.
    Have you read Daly’s quintessence? (the new version with the commentary by Annie?). She predicts that in 2018, women will syn-crone-ically go on a search for Lost and Found Continent.
    Incidentally, I read recently that conservative scientific estimates predict a completely ice-free summer in the arctic (or antartic? or both). Anyway this means that a lot of sunlight will not be reflected anymore into the atmosphere and will instead be absorbed by the oceans whihc will accelerate all the feedback loops concenring climate, acidification of oceans etc. 2018!! It is estimated that 2016 will be the first summer when the pole caps won’t freeze completely.
    It is uncanny that Daly also mentions the year 2018, I have this hunch that by 2018 it will be clear as day even to the now oblivious that civ is going to fall apart. Who knows, maybe this really is an opening for few women. I have no doubt that the overwhelming majority of humans on this earth won’t survive. I as yet have no plan how to deal with the expected completely wreaking of havoc of gangs of men who will be let loose without civ constraints like police and so’s scary, but it’s also strangely hopeful to me.
    I can relate to what you wrote concerning how everyhting feels so petty compared to this knowledge. I have felt this same way for a while, I can#t take anything seriously anymore, especially work. Everyone there is so invested in this reality, it seems insane to me to worry about stuff that simpley does not have any meaning in Background reality. Very hard to motivate myself to go on doing what I have to do to make a living for the time being.
    What I worry about is the blackout of the internet which will inevitably come. Almost all of my radfem contacts are online, I often don’t even know their real names let alone addresses etc. Make me wonder, who will I turn to once the shit hits the fan? It’s scrucial to have women around us IRL, all women need to form covens now.

  40. 41 Alexis Flamethrower Daimon May 7, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    Edit: *why would we go on talking to MEN at all..

  41. 42 Alexis Flamethrower Daimon May 7, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    to clarify: scientists predict an ice-free pole summer by 2018. (i also write too fast… ;))

  42. 43 therealthunderchild May 7, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    Well, you know how patriarchy will reply to this, don’t you? It’l be a case of “fuck it, why bother” which will not only hasten any coming catastrophe but make it’s passing a miasma of holocaust, rape and war.
    And that said, if they stopped, to listen, then that passing would be at least in family, peace,contemplation, and love.
    It isn’t males per-se, in a biological sense, after all, without them we’d not be here – it’s what maleness has done, because of patriarchy .
    If only there’d been a matriarchy, if only we’d been the ones to choose when, and if, to breed.
    There’d be fewer humans, and we wouldn’t be staring into the abyss.
    I’m not a pagan. I don’t need to be. This was predicted in the Bible.
    But still they didn’t listen.
    I just hope it’s longer than 15 years.

  43. 44 Patricidal Patty May 7, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    global thinking is a mistake. men need to mind their business and stop reporting to us how we’re overpopulated (dammit wimmin) when the overlord men would love to have a planet full of slaves. so why are they killing us off but then want women to make more humans and despise those who refuse?

    because it’s better for them that we have shorter lifespans and reproduce quickly. young strong bodies to reproduce, work til 40, and then get sick and die. that way we don’t have the time to learn anything or pass much on. fast turnover rate is key to quelling the growing rebellion.

    speaking of life spans: how old would women live to be if men weren’t here? like to 200. and the experience would actually be pleasurable.

    maybe in the highest levels of management, there’s disagreement right now. like the older overlords know they can get away with “enjoying life”, running around, spending all their money, and then just dying after a year or so of warm little opiate dreams. that’s called *getting away with it*. but the younger ones know they have to kill themselves or be killed. idk, just an emerging thought.

    first it was “global warming”, then it was “climate change” and then “system change”. look, if the change is caused by humans, then which humans? the ones living in palatial estates and traveling in private jets. not us. the .000000000001% produce as much waste as the rest of us combined. always pay attention to stuff that exists in half-and-half like that. it’s a characteristic of critical mass.

    i heard some liberal douche on npr talking about how he worked for the epa and had 2 gas guzzlers and proclaimed that “we’re going to have more kids”.

    haha. yes. tell everyone the pizza is nasty so there’s more for you. at least that’s the male view. don’t you love doctors who abuse birthing women because she has more children than doc’s wife? super duper.

    the only way the overlords won’t get away with it is if we catch up to them. we could do it overnight. code crackers could lead the way. the current structure keeps us at arm’s length from each other tho so we can’t put our heads together and blow em out of the water.

    it’s not the number of people. it’s how closely they are packed together and how we are used as Human Resources by upper levels. the truth is written right into the corp(se)orate lingo. i proudly claim the title truther. because there is 0 way to use that root word to mean something bad. etymology is our friend even when the logos isn’t.

    men like to dream the next phase of destruction and then say it’s already happened so we give in and accept it. they claim they have gestation machines. i’ll believe it when i see it. then i’ll destroy it.

    i won’t even start on the globalist rainbow bullshit right now. except to say that it’s trying to allow an infinite SPECTRUM of “sexual preferences”.

    sigh. we don’t need PIV for anything. the world would be better without it. anyone man wouldn’t be able to go celebate to save the world is a big fat misogynist.

  44. 45 Tracy25 May 7, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    I appreciated reading Skulldrix’s Experience with DGR, I Hope more women who have Similar Experiences with them will come forward at some point and Share them. The more We hear Female voices speak out about Anything, the more we hear about Toxic Maleness and Men poisoning everything with their Misogyny, all Men’s Ideologies are Rife with it. DGR doesn’t even bother Hiding it, but None of them Hide it do they? It’s not about Hiding it but about Mindbinding Women and offering No Alternatives so women go along with it whether willingly or Not.

    The Thing about NTE that seems to have Sealed the Deal is the apparent fact that there are over 400 Nuclear Reactors in this world now, thanks to Men, and these Reactors require Electricity to bring cooled water into the Reactors so they do not Melt Down and spill Toxic Radioactivity into the environment, which would quickly Contaminate the World. In other words, We cannot just shut down the Grid and Walk away now, and go Primitive, even if “we” decided We wanted to. At the very least, We would require enough structure, including Electricity, Regulation, Oversight and Maintenance to keep the Reactors at Status Quo, and that’s without anything Physically Damaging them, as we saw happen in Japan with its Tsunami. So there are these Climate Feedback Loops which will make it more and more Unpleasant and Uninhabitable here, but the real threat, or at least the Final one, is that it all leads to shutting down the Grid. That is why plants and smaller animals, and perhaps things even Smaller than that, will die with Humans. I Offer this for Consideration of what the NTE has identified as the Real Issue, and so we can be Educated when we Think and Speak of it. I have not seen anyone Suggest building Windmills at the Reactor sites, but even if we did, men would probably Vandalize them wouldn’t they? For Fun, or to sell as Scrap?

  45. 46 witchwind May 7, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    Hi all, thank you for such insightful comments.
    Bronte, thanks for commenting over here and de-lurking once again. Don’t worry, the despair has completely worn off by now and as I said earlier it does show to me that whatever the end outcome, current responses are the same: form IRL groups with trusted women, learn skills that would help for survival (healing, craft making, building, planting, clothe-making, soap-making etc) and calmly strategize for future. I don’t think this is naive at all, I think this is a very wise thing to do.

    I’m glad you clarified your position wrt NTHE! It makes sense.

    yes it’s funny i too had those thoughts about how we would be in touch once internet and technological devices such as the phone etc will no longer work. I will miss you sorely, including all my radfem friends who live far away from me. Even if we had each other’s adresses, distances are so far off that it would take months if not years to cross them by our own means!

    I definitely think it’s important to keep print versions of our work, so we can continue to read it and share it with other women in a post internet world.

    I’m afraid I can’t reply to all comments as I don’t have much time, although I would love to spin off several points which have been made. I will keep comments open until early next week probably. Please keep in your precious input, and will reply whenever time allows.

  46. 47 witchwind May 7, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    FYI, the hits aren’t with this post but still with the PIV one, as usual. Occasionally men decide to take it for another round of battering.

  47. 48 Tracy25 May 7, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    I am Very Glad to hear Bronte’s Voice on this Thread. I can See why you would not Bother with the Details, or Convincing anyone. That is fine, although to Educate Others who may not have the Time or Ability to decipher the Data themselves, perhaps you would Elucidate a bit on what seems the most Compelling to you, and why?

    On the Subject of Guy McPherson being a Misogynist, and that This is no Reason not to Listen to him, well, after having a Few Days to Digest this material myself, I think we have Plenty of Reason to believe him, but what I am taking from this is Probably not what he would Prefer. Being Fairly Unable to decipher the climatic Data myself, just seeing how the Men in the Movement behave, including allegedly “Good Guys” or least-bad men, and even allegedly Radical Feminist Supportive men like Derrick Jensen, and Putting this together with what we Already know, which is that Males Rule the world, this in itself points to the End Times approaching does it Not? It all Points in the Same Direction.

    If any Humans are to survive this, it Will be Females, we Know this. If any of us survive the Nuclear Fallout, the Hurricanes, Floods Et Cetera, if any Females survive men’s Raping and Pillaging, we have already read about how Female Fetuses survive in times of Maternal Stress and males do Not. And how Male Fetuses are especially vulnerable to Environmental Pollutants and Females are not. Men’s necrphilia and rapism will eventually result in a Majority of Females. There is a Direct Connection and Causation there too, it’s not Coincidental, and it’s nothing Women can control either. It just Is. Natural Law.

  48. 49 blackmetalvalkyrie May 7, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    No the science is NOT sound behind this fearmongering nonsense. I really don’t know why I used the term “rape” the earth bc using the word rape with anything other than women is trivializing to women. That is actually hilarious how a women studies teacher is using this blog as a “bad example”. I do worry about this post though promoting obvious pseudoscience will make us easier to mock when you have made valid points on PIV and lots of other stuff. Not that I care what men and antifeminists think or that I’m trying to convince anyone (I’m not). Panty I see I guessed wrong (I hoped you or anyone would not refuse med treatment) I had made my comment before yours saying you are refusing medical treatment. That makes me really sad. Your kids with be motherless. I don’t know how I could ever live without my mom and I would def want her to get the lifesaving medical care she needs to have her near me as long as possible. I wish I had it in me to sob right now, but I’m too bitter and beaten. To be frank Guy is full of horseshit and you’re wasting your time listening to any of the cherry picked data from which is draws wild unsupported conclusions.

  49. 50 Ann Tagonist May 8, 2014 at 4:23 am

    I read this essay this morning and I’ve been thinking about it all day. I think it’s really interesting that some of you have said you felt like you always knew this would happen. I’ve always had that too. I’ve never been able to picture myself any older than about 40-45 and if this Guy guy is right, then that’s right about on schedule for the end of days.

    At first I was thinking, “oh god, I don’t want to die at 40!” but that’s kind of subsided and now I’m thinking, “oh god, I don’t want to die horribly at 40!” so I really like how we’re all talking about practicalities like communication and learning new skills. Even if Guy is wrong and it’s not 15 years, it’s more like 100 years, time spent improving your skill set and planning for emergencies is never really time wasted.

    If civilization does collapse, I think staying in your house would probably not be do-able, depending on where your house is. If you’re in an urban area, you should probably leave. If you’re rural, it might be wise to stay where you are but if you’re alone, you probably don’t stand a chance. So even if we did know each others addresses, we probably wouldn’t be at home. Each nation state will react to extreme climate changes in different ways. We might not reach the point of having to struggle for survival. We might be ‘culled’ as part of an effort to reduce the population. We might drown in a tsunami or be killed in one of the inevitable wars that will break out over increasingly scant resources. If we really truly believe that human life is going to be extinct in 15 years time, then realistically, we have maybe five years of carrying on the way we are at best. Should we use that time to organize geographically? Do we stand a better chance of (longer) survival if we’re all together? If we all have less than fifteen years to live, then I want to just grab my daughter, my sister, and my mum, and go and live on some women-only commune in, like, rural Kansas or somewhere. In the middle of a large land mass, nowhere near a coast. That kind of stuff needs to be planned before mass transit shuts down.

    But I don’t know who to believe and I feel under-equipped to verify the facts for myself. Actually even as I typed that I knew it wasn’t true. I’m not under-equipped at all. I don’t know what’s keeping me from checking it out thoroughly… it’s certainly not time. Fear maybe? Because if I verify it and I really know it’s true, it’s like accepting a terminal illness in a way but maybe worse because you don’t know how it’s going to happen, you just know it is.

    I’m rambling a bit, I think. I still haven’t sorted out all the feelings I have about this. I’m really not in a good emotional place for an apocalypse right now!

    I’m suddenly reminded of a time capsule I buried with my class when I was about 7, to be opened in 100 years. We put all kinds of shit in in that we thought kids of the future would want to see and each wrote a letter telling them about ourselves and what we did at school. I wrote about the project I did on Henry VIII’s wives. I haven’t thought about that in forever and it’s sad that no one is going to get to open it.

  50. 51 michelle May 8, 2014 at 7:14 am

    they put the “men” in mentally ill, having created a truly sick facsimile reality that is totally dead, dead walls, dead end activities (work, school, sports, banks, academia, PIV, war), the perpetual death rattle of maleness and its every undertaking and influence. and they want their own deadness reflected in every LIVING thing around them… womon, children, flora, fauna. this death drive men have is the supreme mental illness, nay soul sickness, and this society is absolutely soaked through w/ its noxiousness. men aren’t just satisfied with suicide, though that’s definitely a preoccupation, they want to degrade and absolutely defile every last speck of love and life until they swallow themselves whole. absolute inversion of the will to live and love. & womon together away from them is the only thing to make life livable as time wanes.

  51. 52 witchwind May 8, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    hi, thanks for your comments again, will reply more thoroughly to everything at the end of the week.

  52. 53 witchwind May 9, 2014 at 12:00 am

    comments probably won’t be checked before 24 hours again

  53. 54 Sargasso Sea May 9, 2014 at 12:32 am

    I’ve concluded that my comment I tried to submit yesterday was lost in the (bad wifi connection) tubes, but long story short:

    This time/space that we call Earth and Home is nothing more than a blip in the Universal. Our energy here (and the way we refine/use it) connects to all energy ‘everywhere’, ‘forever’. It is wise to be self-centered for this reason alone here and now.

    We cannot save the world – whether it lasts for 15 more years or a million – but we can cultivate our own unique energy signature and know that it connects to other uniques in ways that we have been blinded to. This is what a woman’s ‘gut instinct’ is.

    I recommend Seth Speaks as enlightening reading material 🙂

  54. 55 Bronte May 9, 2014 at 1:48 am

    Re: “….perhaps you could elucidate a bit on what seems the most compelling to you and why?” Tracy25.

    The Anti-Apocalypse. This was the name given to a pure mathematics equation by its formulator: the young, genius female mathematician/nuclear particle physicist I worked with for one year when I was nineteen years old.
    Her specialization was nuclear magnetic resonance and she sent the United States scientific community into frenzy. Should she, by some miracle, read this, she won’t mind me telling small part of the story.

    The year was 1978 – when the movie Apocalypse Now was released – and The Anti-Apocalypse was named thus because it was an equation for human co-operation: how to avoid apocalypse. I can never listen to Smokey Robinson’s One Heartbeat (an otherwise mediocre song) without thinking of of what it really means: the inspiration for one equation. To anyone who understands mathematics it was Game Theory on sub-atomic level.
    What the male science establishment later did to a girl genius I call Seek, Leech and Destroy.

    However, because of her I have no fear of science. I do not consider science a ‘men only’ realm although they stole it from women centuries ago and have turned it into a priestly order much like patriarchal religions. I believe women are natural scientists because it was women who first studied the properties (curative, abortive, nutritional) of plants; who first studied chemistry (men deride it as “cooking, fermentation and brewing”), women who invented mathematics, and so much else. And I know it was women, with their holistic thinking processes, who first understood the interconnected world because comparative mythology tells me so. Men give that the scary name of Complex Systems Thinking.
    Over the decades I have read a lot of science for one reason; the microbiology of Lynn Margulis and the complex systems thinking and Limits To Growth of Donella Meadows. They were not feminists but they understood. And who hasn’t read Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring?

    Over the last ten years I have studied neuroscience and the brain/body system (neuroimmunology) partly in order to understand – at its very core- what Complex PTSD is, its cause and its cure. (NOT Big Pharma medicine or the quack, quack quackery of psychiatry but “homeostasis.”)
    And all that time- burned into my mind- was the vision of one sub-atomic mathematics formula for human cooperation that, one distant Tuesday afternoon, its female formulator scribbled down for me on a llegal pad.
    “I don’t understand mathematical notation but I do play chess. This is a chess game with a difference because I can see the pattern. This is a Win-Win game not a Zero Sum, isn’t it?” is what I spoke at the time.
    “Yes,” was the answer.

    However, there is one problem with the Anti-Apocalyspe: men do not know how to play at cooperation. All they know is Zero Sum: winner take all. It works only when women ‘play.’ I know because it was tested decades ago by a team of four girls using our city as a test laboratory.
    We were so successful that we caught the attention of a national Christian fundamentalist Reverend who, together with his freakish disciples, attempted to burn the nineteen year old I was at that stake – as a witch and devil’s harlot- in the middle of the city: documented.

    Therefore, when I first came across the subject of NTE I did not ignore it; climate science – based as it is on undeniable laws of physics and chemistry- not a pseudoscience or quackery.

    “It was thirty six years ago that you knew how to stop Apocalypse Now but you didn’t do anything, did you?,” I thought to myself after basic research. “You’ve had that formula for thirty six years……..although women have been telling you the same thing for millennia without the fancy mathematics. You’ve been thwarting our cooperation for millennia.
    So here we are: endgame.”
    I have no idea how quickly the climate will change although I do think extinction by 2030 is far too soon. I think – I pray- that all the women reading this may live out the rest of their lives before it happens: but it will not be the life of today.

    Alexis understands and knows what to do. Please listen to her. Also Sonia Johnson, on her self-sufficient farm in New Mexico understood years ago: why the book Sisterwitch?
    Apologies, Witchwind, for this long post.

  55. 56 Bronte May 9, 2014 at 10:14 am

    Ouch! I forgot to add that Witchwind very much understands what to do: “form IRL groups with trusted women, learn skills that would help survival (healing, craft-making, building, planting, cloth-making, soap-making etc) and calmly strategize for the future.”
    I bow to you. There is nothing worse than finding yourself all alone with no resources whatsoever; most especially if you are a child. To your list, I will add: learn essential skills and then teach them to other women. Starhawk teaches permaculture. Her strategy is good because she can advertise freely. Men do not care about women gathering together to learn what they believe are “giggly, femmie things.”
    As for Madame Faux Women’s Studies who reads here and considers Witchwind “insane” and “mentally ill.”
    I suggest reading material: The Myth of Mental Illness and The Manufacture of Madness, both by Thomas Szasz.
    Did they ever call the men who wanted to blow up the moon with explosives some decades ago -just for fun!- insane or mentally ill? One of them was Carl Sagan. And what about all those ‘pesky” rapists? Insane? Mentally ill? No?

    Some of the women who read this blog and other radical feminist blogs suffer the consequences of extreme abuse and chronic stress; perhaps across their entire lives. But do not believe that they are not high functioning because it takes high functioning, strength, sense of humor and the absurd, wit and independent spirit to be a radical feminist at all. I have never delurked to comment anywhere before because it was immense joy for me only to read young and older women assisting themselves in our truly insane society. It is music to my ears to hear them speaking the unspeakable: unsilenced, perhaps for the very first time. And if I do not agree with any individual philosophy, so what? At least we are speaking: not killing and raping.

    A final, relevant quote, paraphrased: “It is no measure of good health to be well-adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” It was a man who gives himself the godly name of Krishnamurti who said this and who sells his homilies around the world at godly price. Women share our wisdom for free.
    Questions: How well are you adjusted to this profoundly sick and truly insane society that all women were born into? And what exactly are you teaching your female students, Madame Faux Women’s Studies? How to be equally well-adjusted? Burka over the brain?

    Back to lurking.

  56. 57 skulldrix May 9, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    Well, I agree with BlackMetal that Guy is really full of it. I generally can’t even read his piece of shit article without thinking about how:

    a) It’s all cherry picked scientific studies/ opinions to support his lifestyle/bias
    b) we have no way of testing or understanding these “scientific facts” to see if they can materialize into something meaningful for US
    c) He’s calling everything he’s saying true, and using numbers that none of are even sure that are exact or what they really mean

    So really, why waste our time giving him the time of day?

    Here’s what we do know: Men destroy all lifeforms to exist. Especially those lifeforms and land that we women would otherwise take care of, and use to nurture eachother’s existence. There’s no doubt that men are parasites to the earth. And even if everything were to collapse this century, I think here’s where the idea of separatism itself makes sense.

    Like Sonia Johnson said, women walking away from the gates of patriarchy to the forest may actually mean our survival in the future.
    I say we still focus on separatism and trying to rechannel ourselves, and slowly chisel away our chains to men.

    These doomsday stories are men’s gags, men’s careers, men’s tricks, we shall give them no credibility. Imagine how wealthy and well better off Guy and Derrick Jensen are then the majority of people anyway, with their goddamn 25 dollar paperbacks, in which the refuse to state the actual cause of the destruction of the planet, men.

    I know we will survive, and even if we don’t, at least we could have lived the rest of our days spinning, rediscovering ourselves and our conscious, and loving.

  57. 58 misspranksterpixie May 10, 2014 at 12:37 am


    I have to speak up about the following:

    >>> Looking into this even a Tiny Bit, you will indeed find Privileged Males talking about Suicide, Infanticide, and Culling the human population to manageable levels. Of course, they are not getting Rape and Death threats from Other men for speaking these Truths. <<<

    I know for a fact that Derrick (Jensen) has received hundreds of death threats. From right-wingers, from trans*, from anarchists, from people with severe mental health issues. I know, he is my best friend, and I have read as many as he has shown me, and it numbers hundreds.

    Furthermore, that radio show where he interviews McPherson, is a once-a-week show. He has interviewed Gail Dines on pornography. His work is **full** of how male violence and domestic violence comes from the same place as the violation of the Earth. He survived a physically abusive father, who repeatedly raped him. He brings this directly into his environmental work and analyses.

    Read 'A Language Older Than Words' it is on this very topic. He wrote an anti-zoo book, and managed to include pages on the harms of pornography.

    It simply isn't true that he doesn't introduce his audience to these things. He does, at every opportunity.

  58. 59 blackmetalvalkyrie May 10, 2014 at 1:41 am

    All of you saying you can’t picture yourself old, that is just internalized ageism.

  59. 61 Oana May 10, 2014 at 2:34 am

    Maybe the fact that you can’t picture yourself old means that you have the feeling, and always had the feeling, that you may be hunted down by men.

    Why do I have the feeling that misspranksterpixie is another male troll?

  60. 62 Tracy25 May 10, 2014 at 2:43 am

    It was only a Matter of Time before one of these Men’s Handmaids showed up to Defend them. With no links to where Derrick Jensen has allegedly spoken about Suicide, Infanticide and Culling, and no claims whatsoever that he has ever received Rape threats. Also, no claim that any Death Threats he may’ve received over the years were as a result of these Discussions either. Everyone knows Environmentalists are picked on by other Men, but that is not what I was Talking about was it?

    Leave it to a DGR “Radical Feminist” (and Derrick Jensen’s best friend) to miss the Boat entirely when the message is about Female Reproductive Harm and issues effecting specifically Women. and how Women are harmed at Men’s hands, and the threats of sexualized Violence that follow when women discuss Suicide, Infanticide and Culling as a remedy to any problem, including Overpopulation. The Exact same remedies that the NTE crowd are discussing at length, publicly, as if it is No Big Deal. As if they have some kind of Right to be talking about it. Male Privilege, in other words. In the event that Derrick Jensen has indeed received Rape (or Death) threats for discussing Infanticide, was it primarily (or any) Women who threatened him? I could’ve mentioned that in my Above comment, and didn’t. I personally would like to see any man discuss Refraining from Impregnating women as a Remedy to the problem of Overpopulation and climate change, hypothetical (or actual) Rape and Death Threats be damned. But I never will, will I? Not from a DGR man, and not from an NTE man either. Obviously.

    And it is clearly a lie to say that Derrick Jensen uses Every Opportunity to inject Radical Feminism into discussions of Environmentalism. The Guy McPherson interview was one such opportunity, and he Failed to take it. Liar, liar, pants on fire!

  61. 63 blackmetalvalkyrie May 10, 2014 at 3:15 am

    misspranksterpixie, you come here to defend this misogynist rapist male to a bunch of radical feminists? it is not surprising any of those groups threatened Jensen as all are based off delusion and made up mostly the severely mentally ill. Trannies are known to tantrum over anything that does not worship their current pornsick delusions 100 percent. Its easy to get them going.

    Just bc poor Jensen was criticized does not make him an ally to us, male allies don’t exist. It is a misogynist reversal to say men can be raped. They cannot. Rape is the brutal enforcement of women’s patriarchal gender roles as fuckholes and breeders. Men can sexually assaulted- not raped. What did you expect coming on this post defending your poor wittle opwessed Nice Guy™ ? That we would suddenly support DJR? I would love to live in a reality where criticism on being a pompous ass was the entirety of my oppression. For someone to disagree with him! The nerve! We must bow down to everything Jensen says or he will feel so oppwessed.

    That we would suddenly support a male organization appropriating radical feminism and confusing women into their male brand of rad fun? That org is built on abusive gaslighting fuckery of women.

    idk why you even published this shit, trolling comment ww.

    Environmentalism itself is a misanthropic movement filled to the brink with pseudoscience, and utterly approved by the Daddy State. See everyone fawning over what a god Farley Mowat was. Environmentalists will never name men as destroyers of The Living World, fuck environmentalism. They put the blame on “humanity” and they will never admit the truth that men are the problem as ww rightly points out.

    “We have doomed the wolf not for what it is, but for what we deliberately and mistakenly perceive it to be — the mythological epitome of a savage, ruthless killer — which is, in reality, no more than the reflected image of ourself.”- Farely Mowat

    ^Obfuscation. This is the image of men, not both male and female human beings.

    I don’t think the world is ending anytime soon. Men want us around so they can abuse us. In fact I think women will overcome men and inherit the earth as we were always meant to. I don’t know why Bronte is making the reasonable point that Nature doesn’t give a shit about anyone and saying bc of that Guy must be right. No. Pointing out a naturalistic fallacy and then making one yourself is shortsighted and annoying.

    My feminism will NOT be reduced to survivalism, environmentalism or any other male movement or a patriarchal worshiping organization such as DJR.

    Rad fems have seen through DJR a long time ago. We aren’t stupid.

  62. 64 blackmetalvalkyrie May 10, 2014 at 4:58 am

    well what is it then?

  63. 65 skulldrix May 10, 2014 at 5:40 am

    @ Missy

    This is true. I’ve read many Derrick Jensen books but he is a social constructionist. He doesn’t believe men are inherently violent, or that there are any difference in behaviors and powers between men and women based on biology. He talks about “male violence” in the lens that it is stemming from “masculine socialization”. That there are two genders, masculine and feminine, and that males are made into men, and females are made in to women. He says the masculine dominates the feminine, and that males are disabled by this socialization because they are “forced” to turn off their emotions and see everything as an object. Which is obvs bullshit. Men don’t have gendah, only women do. Men encompass all of humanity, even with their retarded biology.

    Violence itself is also inherently male, something he seems to skim over. He also doesn’t believe women should separate from men, and he skims over all scientific evidence that proves men are prone to violence and inherently parasites. And he makes no commentary on how PIV is rape, is not necessary to reproduce, is harmful to women, and causes unwanted pregnancy/ is a way for men to steal women’s reproductive autonomy to produce more males.

    He’s also an indigenist, he believes indigenous people’s should have the land back. Which doesn’t mean specifically indigenous women, it means indigenous men also, which is problematic.

    I’ll come back to comment more later.

  64. 66 Sargasso Sea May 10, 2014 at 8:34 am

    “Internalized ageism”….

    As an aside and not to derail from the so intriguing contributions from Bronte (keep speaking! please) and the contributions to, and importance of this discussion in general:

    An assertion that the women here – of all ages – are speaking from such a place is at the very least entirely jarring. One hallmark of radical/spinning thought is the absence of shallow, academically-inspired counters to other women’s feeling/experience/truth.

    As a woman who is not quite yet ‘old’ and remembers very much what it was like to be ‘young’ I’ll say that radical women -of all ages – have always had a sense/reality of a foreshortened life. Why wouldn’t we?

  65. 67 witchwind May 10, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    blackmetal, we understand that you are anti-environmentalist to the point that you deny men’s biocide and the possibility of men’s destruction threatening our survival and the survival of most species on earth. I don’t think such a denial of men’s destruction of the environment is acceptable or helpful. Whether some women will survive or not is a matter that we obviously can’t predict (or i can’t at least) so it’s beyond the point of the discussion to prove that every living being will die or not. But we have knowledge that a mass destruction of life is possible and we have to live with this possibility, and I certainly think it’s wise to prepare for such an event the best we can. Even if most species survive there will inevitably be a drastic rising of sea levels, worse and worse climate disasters etc, and a possible collapsing of men’s current industrial system and at the very, very best we have to prepare for this, either mentally or materially, whichever way is available to us. Doing so has has nothing to do with joining male environ-mental movements, it has nothing to do with men but with the strengthening of our chances for survival as females and radical feminists. I certainly don’t think planning for our future survival is incompatible with radical feminism, in fact it’s part of it, and has always been. Not only I will never stop involving myself in furthering radical feminist thought and working with women for consciousness-raising and freeing ourselves from men on an every-day, small-scale basis, but knowing this reinforces the need to create small communities of radical feminist women and local separatist networks of solidarity, transmission of knowledge and skills, etc.

    Radical feminists have denounced men’s destruction of all life long before DGR existed. Men’s destruction of the elements and of life is part of their control of women and female genocide. I will ask you to stop dismissing our concerns about men’s killing of life.

  66. 68 witchwind May 10, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    @ miss pixie, other commenters have already replied to your comment so I don’t have much to add. I’m sorry that you’re close to Derrick jensen because that means you are obviously influenced by his anti-feminism, and there is ample evidence of his lies, parasitism of female and feminist spaces and mindfuckery on internet and in his writings without making it necessary to know him personnally, not to mention his support of normalised rape and sexual / reproductive abuse of women by men (see skulldrix’s article on DGR for further information). Being friends with males is dangerous for our psychic integrity and often it will have the intended effect of diverting us from woman-centredness and seeing the truth about men. The best advice i can give you is not to be friends with dick jensen.

  67. 69 witchwind May 10, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    @sarsea, this universal blip that is life on earth is nonetheless where we live right now and I’m in love with the life that has developed here. Of course, if we look at things in an even more macro level, planets and stars have their own life span too. On day, perhaps in more millions of years, I have no idea, the middle of the earth will cool down. And the sun will die too, I can’t remember, according to the size of the sun, whether it will explode and then become a ‘black hole’ or a white thingy. I looked it all up more than a year ago and now i’ve forgotten, because i didn’t write anything down. The point isn’t so much to go against natural lifespans of earth but to survive premature killing of life on earth by human males. I have no conscious knowledge of what it’s like to live as an energy so it’s not necessarily something that i’m looking forward to as an alternative to life on earth. Earthly contact with women and with living beings is blissful, with all the variety of ways in which we can interact, physical, psychic, energetic, cosmic, etc.

    What do you mean by cultivating unique energy signatures? Is this something developed in Seth Speaks? Would you mind expanding on this?

  68. 70 witchwind May 10, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    that is, even though i know that death is merely a passage to another state of life, earthly life seems to be something unique to me. a very unique way of experiencing life. but again my cosmic knowledge is somewhat limited.

  69. 71 witchwind May 10, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Oh and please stop being sorry for writing long comments! none of you are rambling. This is one of the most interesting discussions held at witchwind, thanks for contributing.

    @ AnnT, “Even if Guy is wrong and it’s not 15 years, it’s more like 100 years, time spent improving your skill set and planning for emergencies is never really time wasted.” Yes, this sums up my view too.

    At any rate, another effect this has had on me is that it certainly put some perspective on the shallowness of so much of feminism these days, and how off-reality it is not to name maleness as the problem, and the threat they represent to all women and other living beings, to the extent that they are potentially leading us to global extinction. Obviously I already knew that the problem was maleness and that they have been killing life and thousands of species ever since they’ve dominated women and erased female societies, but the sense of dissonance and distance has only increased with women who don’t even have a basic understanding of this.

  70. 72 blackmetalvalkyrie May 10, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    I am not denying men’s biocide. But the doomsday scenario is not likely.

  71. 74 Tracy25 May 10, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    How is Doomsday not the likely result of men’s Necrophilic Policy and Practice to destroy all Life? This makes no Sense. It seems as if the Disagreement is to its Imminence, or more specifically the 15 year Prediction, and I agree that this is a Fact that can be debated. Not the Fact of it though. Considering the Reactor problem (which I described above) and that the World will become Uninhabitable due to nuclear contamination as soon as the Grid fails, and that the Grid is rather doomed to fail and no one is really saying it isn’t, this seems like it’s going to Happen doesn’t it? I mentioned the Reactor problem because it has been Suggested here that it is “Merely” men’s Hubris that would lead them or anyone to Conclude that all Life will perish when “People” (men) do. But sadly, in this Case, we see that Men’s hubris that all Life is dependent on them, has caused them to Make it So. Please read and Respond to the Reactor problem, if you can. It is a central point to NTE, and I believe it was first broached by a Woman, which is not a Surprise. The men were all Wanking to their Doomsday scenario, but without ever considering the Reactor problem. A woman brought this to the table, and the Men were Gobsmacked. It’s even worse than we thought, was their response, which is Funny in a way.

  72. 75 witchwind May 10, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    It’s tempting to believe that doomsday won’t happen but there are more than one way in which global extinction is likely to be caused, and some don’t need rocket science to be understood. The reactor problem for instance is very simple and easy to understand, i don’t see how this can be denied either: it’s a logical outcome of a condition that is highly likely to happen: closure of the grid. Thanks for bringing it up again Tracy. Reactors are dependent on electricity for cooling, and if there’s no electricity available to cool the reactors, then it can cause the reactors to explode: this makes sense. The northern hemisphere, and in particular the US, Japan, Canada, Germany and France (and the UK is to re-launch nuclear energy again too apparently) are littered with atomic reactors all over the country. If one explodes, then it is also likely to set a domino-chain of explosions with the other reactors too, depending on how far they are from each other.

  73. 76 witchwind May 10, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    I wonder whether the collapse of men’s indsutrial patriarchy and subsequent violence that is likely to ensue, will trigger a mass awakening in most women and whether if this is the case, whether it will be of any use to end patriarchy just before it is too late.

  74. 77 witchwind May 10, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    oh right, i just had a comment telling me that reactors don’t explode, they leak / melt. Fair enough. The logics is the same though. If 400 reactors in the world start leaking, i doubt the level of irradiation will permit survival of most species.

  75. 78 Bronte May 11, 2014 at 2:08 am

    Feeling a lot like a Cassandra here but anyway. Here goes:

    Blackmetalvalkyrie: You mentioned “outliers” before. Please remember that Mary Daly was one such: reviled by ‘academentia’ because her ideas and writing style were too out there for them. Outlier also Andrea Dworkin.
    Once upon a time I was also considered an “outlier” in my own former field of forecasting (NOT climate science) and I always preferred working with outliers because I found them far more knowledgeable than others. And less arrogant. Sure, there were some freakazoids along the way but they were easy to spot and weed out.
    And guess what? The outliers are almost always correct in their predictions, the only problem being that they tend to “see” their predictions/calculations/ results of research as happening far earlier than they actually do. You learn to adjust an outlier’s forecasting because they are “directional”: pointing the far future direction of a particular market (in business) while everyone else is clueless or fast asleep.
    From outliers is where the business world/the scientific community etc. gain their ideas because ultra-conservative minds rarely/if ever have them.

    Radical feminists, too, are extreme outliers: the reason for this comment, which becomes clear on reading further.
    Have you ever heard of the Pareto Principle/ 80-20 Rule or the law of the vital few? It states that, for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. Example: How many suffragettes – in total number- were there during the first wave of feminism? Not many – that vital few- but they managed to achieve much that I am grateful for today. The vital few make waves.
    Almost certainly it was female outliers who, in the far distant past our our species’ history, discovered fire, invented horticulture, writing and much else although men – as always- give themselves the credit for this.
    Outliers: I use the pseudonym Bronte here because it has special significance in my life; since childhood over and over again called a “heretic.” If I had been born in the middle ages they would have burnt me as a witch at the age of five. As it so happened, I wasn’t even safe in the 20th C because of a Xtian fundamentalist preacher man and his merry band of stake-carrying Holy Troglodytes of God escaped from a lunatic asylum.

    Anyway, you mentioned Guy McPherson as an outlier. I really could not care less about him because, in the end, my beliefs about the state of the world did not derive from him. I have no idea how old you are but I am in my 50’s. Apart from formal studies, over the last thirty years I have read and read and read and read mountains of books on many subjects, lots of those science books. Over three decades of reading, travelling, living in different countries and cities, meeting and working with people from all over the world you get a feel for how the world works and the direction it is going. When I first came across the subject of NTE (and yes, it was via Nature Bats Last), I read the Climate Summary, switched off my computer and asked myself, “How could I have missed this? I thought I was fully awake.”

    Reading that Climate Summary was like finding the last piece of a huge jig-saw puzzle that I had been piecing together in my mind since childhood. Yes, it is cherry picked data but, if you are able to connect the dots to form a picture together with information you already possess (skill some people have and others not) and if you are scientifically literate (as I am) then it becomes clear that – Ergo Sum: the result of two hundred years of western civilization and 250,000 or 200,000 years (depending on source) of the existence of homo rapiens on Earth.
    Believe or not believe. It makes no difference because, as stated in a previous comment, when the changes occur they will convince on their own. However, I care about a small community of online radical feminists. You are dear to me because you are so rare: that vital few.

    Witchwind wrote: “Knowing this reinforces the need to create small communities of radical feminist women and local separatist networks of solidarity, transmission of knowledge and skills, etc.”
    And that is why, two weeks ago (I think) I delurked to make my comment at W4’s. I can only do what Witchwind wisely suggests in my part of the world.

    NB: If you rely on the consensus opinion of the scientific community, then good luck to you. When has the patriarchy ever told you the truth about anything?

  76. 79 witchwind May 11, 2014 at 11:31 am

    i went through some of the videos of this woman today, who calls herself spiritree and is a hoodoo witch. I discovered her through this blog.

    In the following video, which she calls “how to become a powerful witch“, she discusses many things but what stayed with me was her short mentioning of her soul story, how as a witch she has been hunted down and killed for a very very long time but men have never managed to kill her completely since she pops back again in a new life on earth, as a female – by reincarnating again and again. She also talks of a sisterwitch from *another planet* who visited her one night to check in on her, as she asked for protection. I find that fascinating.

    perhaps this also tells something of the resilience of our souls and energies and how we are connected in very deep ways to other souls in the universe. I know very little about the spirit-world in the universe. She tells about a spiritual hierarchy which sends her to a mission on earth (this is something that comes up in new age too, but i have no insight as to where this originally comes from from a historical/spiritual POV, nor do i have much material to analyse this critically) and it is something that i have been told about by another witch – that the universe is populated by different kinds of spirits which have different roles (i’m not going into detail of what she told me though).

    I don’t know what to think about it, but all this is thought-provoking. When the material world is being killed, i think that to develop our strength and knowledge about the spiritual world is something important, and watching her video now is very timely and resonates with past information that has been given to me.

    Something that i’ve also been wondering about is whether magic can do anything to stop the male craze, or even prevent the doomsday. Since mind is matter, the mind can also influence matter, and this has been verified both by witches and measured by science too. Witches can put objects in motion just with the power of their thoughts/mind, and spirits sometimes can affect material objects too. but i wonder to what extent it can influence matter and how it can influence our survival in this destruction. Witches are known for being able to disrupt electricity or magnetic fields.

    Obviously we must assume that women have been using magic for thousands of years, and have no doubt used it to attempt to put male dominance to an end. Just as women have always been fighting men’s supremacy in all ways possible, and yet women’s power has only been quenched decade after decade, century after century. And visibly, other spirits from the universe have participated in this fight to put patriarchy/maleness to an end, too. A lot of spirits seem to be very attached to this life on earth to go back to it for so long in the hope of changing things. I’m personally very attached to life on earth too.

    Many lesbian separatists and feminists of all kinds are either witches or interested in magic to various degrees, but in the radical feminist literature, very litle has been written about witchcraft and magic per se, or it is generally seen as separate from radical feminism. The closest I have come to reading about witchcraft and radical feminist interpretations and insights of it is in the work of Mary Daly. Or maybe that’s a misrepresentation of her work, since her radical feminism is witchcraft and her witchcraft is radical elemental feminist. That is, both are the same, and she conjures her radical feminist words as she conjures spells, and her sparks certainly have the effect of a cosmic spell on women – or of breaking the spell of male mindbindings.

  77. 80 witchwind May 11, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Hi Bronte, thanks for giving ever more context and information about where you write from, it’s really helpful. I’m very admiring of all the knowledge and wisdom you managed to gain in all those years. What would the world be like if radical feminists and other wise and powerful women could gather together unhindered and teach each other our knowledge!
    I hope or wish I will continue to have the opportunity to do that too, spend my time gathering information about the world, the universe, our history, our powers and crafts of all sorts, there are so many things to know.

    Your insight on outliers is very interesting, and it certainly is true, at least in patriarchy. Since the beginnings of male rule, men have known well to suppress and punish outliers and geniuses by all means possible, especially female outliers (and if outliers do manage to produce something against all odds, their knowledge is leeched and re-appropriated as you say). Outliers are the threat to men’s rule because they have the power or potential to cut through the lies and brainwashing and give piercing information and intuitions. Though the proportion of 20/80% seems a lot to me, especially with regards to radical feminism and the women’s movement vs patriarchal conservatism. With women, the non-outliers or vast majority of women aren’t asleep but forcibly shut down and gagged. Maybe the 20-80 proportion could have been true at some very specific periods of liberation outbursts of women such as in the middle-ages or in other periods and places where masses of women managed to form autonomous, separatist communities and thrive in autonomous centres of knowledge and craft. But these days radical feminists represent a tiny, tiny portion of the population. Add to that the fact that men’s millennia of forced breeding and erasure of women’s culture and knowledge has created generations and generations of slaves. Not that all women don’t conserve a potential, but we are generally so repressed and occupied by men, very few of us manage to escape the nets of brainwashing and terror of feminism and female-centredness.

    I would tend to believe that at a time, maybe 50,000 years ago or more or less, when human communities were somewhat developed, and women visibly had more containment power over men’s destructiveness/rapism and were more at the centre of society, and therefore must have had more control over their reproduction – that most women would have had their own specialisation or specialised power, or would have been a gifted ‘outlier’ in their own right.

  78. 81 Mary Sunshine May 11, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    Witches are known for being able to disrupt electricity or magnetic fields.” My daughter has been doing this for years. Not voluntarily. It just happens. In work situations, she has often been told to stay away from certain electrical devices. She raises all kinds of hell around phones.

  79. 82 witchwind May 11, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    oh that’s interesting. Can she also do it on purpose? channel it?

  80. 83 Bronte May 11, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    Witchwind: I’m not sure what to think of the 80/20 proportion of the Pareto Principle, either, but I ponder it as much as I do the following: Dunbar’s Number.
    From Wiki: “Dunbar’s Number is the suggested cognitive limit to the number of people with whom one can maintain stable social relationships. These are relationships in which an individual knows each person and relates to every other person. The number was first proposed by British anthropologist Robin Dunbar who found the correlation between primate brain size and average social group size. What that means (for our species Sapiens Femina) is that we can comfortably maintain 150 stable relationships; numbers larger than this requiring restrictive laws and enforced norms to maintain groups.”

    Is this how patriarchy came about? The breaking of stable for millennia/centuries matriarchal clans and communities of 150-300 to form the greed, hate, gratuitous malice and violence-filled, psychopathic monster that exists today? And while men were forming their so-called ‘civilization’ and their empires with their myriad laws and “norms” (including gender), were they also killing/genetically culling from the gene pool the 20/30/40 or whatever percentage of particularly stubborn, courageous/ gifted (how I hate that word) women along the way?
    My heritage is Italian and in that language there is an expression which translates literally as: “Don’t break my balls,” (Stop pissing me off. I’m fed up.) In Italian society certain woman are said to have “unbreakable balls.”
    Those women are highly respected and feared : as much as lesser men try to break their so-called “balls.” (Ovaries?) Was this what happened? I’m certain it was: the breaking with every resource available of women’s spirit, courage, intelligence and power. After all, a good swift kick in the groin is enough to break any man’s balls……and I am certain this was done a lot by girls and women in the past.

    I hope this was contributive and leads to further spinning. I have hated seeing all the doom talk from outlier women with unbreakable ovaries. We are still here despite the culling…….and we live as if we intend to stay here.

  81. 84 Mary Sunshine May 11, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    witchwind: I’m not sure. 🙂 I’ll be talking to her tonight. I’ll ask her.

  82. 85 witchwind May 11, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    that is really funny with the dunbar’s number because this is one of the early intuitions i had as I was on my way to feminism, before I discovered radical feminism: that laws and tyrannical rule were only necessary in unnaturally super-large groups / and that the larger the group, the more there is a need for vertical hierarchy and the less cooperative and horizontal the group becomes / the more distanced people are from decision-making;
    and second, that laws are only necessary in a case where people can’t access by themselves basic principles of respect and empathy towards life and our peers. That is, laws are only necessary for men. But male laws have never been in the interest of protecting life and of ensuring respect of biophilic /gynophilic principles, men apply such laws only so that the ruling male class protects itself against the violence and greed of other males and to ensure the efficient organisation of male rapism and proportional distribution of females to be raped by men.
    This is why I first thought I was anarchist or anarcha-feminist but I quickly realised that anarchists had nothing to do with what they pretend to be and it’s just as patriarchal as the rest. Even Hobbes and other liberal intellectuals 200 years or more so ago, at the beginning of modern industrial patriarchy, said the same thing about men and why they needed laws: men are naturally “nasty, brutish and short”, he said.

    Laws aren’t necessary in small female groups groups where there is a basic understanding of life and empathy for our peers. We can have organising rules that may help the efficiency of everyday affairs but these can be very flexible and evolve or be modified according to changing circumstances, changing awareness and to the reality of our needs. In this sense, they are alive – unlike laws, which are characterised by their complete separation from real life circumstances, their unnatural rigidity and immutability.

  83. 86 witchwind May 11, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    NB: Hobbes was one the major theorist of the modern legal industrial state, which is what he called the “social contract”. Which is of course about males of the ruling class ensuring “social order” (read: unperturbed tyranny of their class and repression of all dissent) in exchange of providing at least one female to each man. Notice that statesmen also convince lower class men to risk being killed at war by promising them unlimited rape – which is the actual point of war.

  84. 87 witchwind May 11, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    anyway, what this dunbar number (dumb number) suggests and what normal female intuition and knowledge derived from observation and experience suggests, is that real change should only be sought at the very local level, and it shows how relevant it is to seek to build small, autonomous and separatist networks, where the actions we take and the thoughts and reflections we carry out impact on us immediately, the ripple effects are immediate because there is this strong connection and trust between each other. This means change and evolution can only really happen this way. Combined with international connections with radical feminist women, the ripple effects thus go much further beyond the everyday local level.

    This also puts into perspective the fact that most women have a natural aversion to male politicking. Above the fact that male groups are extremely hostile towards women and that homosociality is based on woman-hatred (and rape), I think many women must have this intuition that participating in anything beyond the local, small-group level is pointless since it has no real effect on our lives and this participation is really meaningless. Especially if women used to be the guardians of small-led communities, it would make sense that women know this subliminally.

  85. 88 witchwind May 11, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    oh thanks Mary! i’m pretty sure women are also capable of making objects fly around etc. There must be very few of them these days.
    i do also know that some witches make regular rituals to put patriarchy to an end, but if you’re not exactly sure what you’re doing the ritual for (ie if you think it’s “gender” doing the wrong instead of with males) well your ritual will be moot, won’t it. What if a greater number of radical feminists did the right rituals about the right things, especially those women who have special powers?

  86. 89 blackmetalvalkyrie May 11, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    I also don’t hate all environmentalism. I think natural places are beautiful and need to be protected and trees and flowers rock.

  87. 90 Sargasso Sea May 11, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    Seth is/was an entity who described his existence very much like the witch you link to above WW. This entity began speaking through a woman, Jane Roberts, in the 60s and much material on a variety of subjects was produced over 15 years or so. I could talk for days about the impact Seth Speaks had on refining my instinctual understanding of energy/life and how limited we are in movement and creativity and fluidity in this particular space/time.

    I read Seth Speaks (which generally is a description of non-physical consciousness and how energy flows in that plane of space/time, but also how non-physical consciousness interacts with our physical brand – and a sort of reincarnation process is a part of that) when I was a very young woman. I had grown up in a house that was *haunted* so I was very open to outlying thoughts from an early age anyway and SS helped me to make sense of what I realize now I already knew/had known ‘forever’. I thought a lot about what I’d read and had begun trying to be more consciously aware of my instincts and passing thoughts.

    There came a day that I was alone on a foggy cliff overlooking the ocean and was deep in thought about all of this stuff when I became aware that someone was watching me very intently, but there was no one. The feeling of being watched kept getting stronger until I realized it was a bird, a starling, looking at me. And then the bird was in me and I was in the bird and there are no words to accurately describe the communication that passed between us but after that my perception of *this* space/time changed. Radically 🙂

  88. 91 Sargasso Sea May 11, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    Oh, and as for refining our energy signatures:

    I simply mean that by self-centering we are doing just that – makes it easier to find like energy a midst all the energy that is.

    And when we spin with others our signatures are spun together and we are connected – perhaps we are, some of us, already connected and are finding our ways back to each other in *this* space/time…

  89. 92 wwomenwwarriors May 11, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    ww just so you know, I have hexed patriarchy more than once and done a few reversal (threefold) spells on all men. I was very specific in my intent. I know two other RF witches who recently did something similar. We all know Daly did 😉

    This coming full moon. Any witches interested can join 3 other RF witches who will be hexing patriarchy and protecting women. Just a shout out. We’re planning it right now. I’ll be calling on the voices of women since the beginning of time lost to male violence to channel through and seek manifest justice for what was done to them. When I was in Thuringia, Germany, I could often hear the women who had been persecuted there during the witch hunts. It was their pushing and constant reaching out to me that brought me back to witchcraft in the first place. I radicalized while in the city where the most women had been burned, not even knowing it at the time. I later looked into the history of the region because after radicalizing, I could hear them (part of being awake). Women who lost their lives to men have no resolution and are still bound in mourning. These women wanted to be remembered and they wanted justice for the crimes committed against them.

  90. 93 witchwind May 11, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    The experience you describe is very interesting Sarsea. Will comment later.

  91. 94 skulldrix May 11, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    I really know nothing about witchcraft or powers. I’ve described myself as a totally intellectual and political person. My attitudes and beliefs of the world being completely based off radically deconstructing and connecting it to women’s personal lives, or in other words, I really just focus on men, the patriarchy, and the many different ways in which it controls us.

    But I will admit, ever since I became a womyn-identified radical feminist, with a real conscious of the living world and other females, I began to have visions and these weird psychic experiences

    Okay, so this year I haven’t been as focused on NTE as I was years before, but I’ve had random dreams about earthquakes, plane crashes, and visions of the apocalypse. All of these are things that have happened, and have been predicted to happen by scientists. Like my town had an earthquake, yet since I live on the east coast this NEVER happens. But ever since fracking, mini earthquakes have appeared, and I think we’re going to get bigger ones.

    Also, this weird instance, it happened twice. Where I would think about women In which there was something about them I was drawn to romantically or spiritually, I’ll just say lesbian because those were the thoughts I was having about them, and then they would just suddenly appear right after I had finished thinking about them. Like women I knew in a professional environment and then I would see them in a place far outside this environment.

    And these were women that I had never really talked to or knew anything about really. Just women I had noticed. And me simply thinking about them and admiring them drew them towards me.

    I don’t know what that means. Maybe it shows how truly interconnected I can be to other women and how radical feminism has granted me actual powers because I have come to closer to truth and the real energies and essence of this world.

    I can also have full fledged conversations with my dog now. He’s a male. BUt now I understand him more.

    Mind you,I could NEVER do any of these things when I was a social constructionist radfem and part of DGR and lover of Derrick Jensen. The feminism is male-plugged, and women gain nothing from it because they are constantly occupied by the male presence, male needs, and male lies. Basically men posing as something they are not (equal humans with good intentions) yet secretly banking off of our gyno-energy ( i believe this is what you’d call it, haven’t read Mary Daly yet). They had us in a fucking bag ( literally).

    @BlackMetal Valkrie

    You say you don’t hate all environmentalism, then talk about about how you disagree that feminists should mix environmentalism with radical feminism?

    The natural world isn’t just a pretty sight, we’re interconnected to it, and in many we came from mother earth, and I think it’s true that men’s civilization and all it’s complex systems of torture are destroying it, and that is wrong. I think of all the ways in which men abuse and domesticate other living beings and call it “advancement”. From the oldschool squeezing ( this has to fucking hurt, imagine how many women experience pain through just breastfeeding) of a female cows utters and stealing her calves milk for dairy and putting her in a cage with a bunch of male cows who rape her whenever they want, to companies clearcutting forests and polluting our drinking water with papermill waste.

    I don’t think anti-natalism or recognizing that men’s rape of women steals our reproductive autonomy and forces us to reproduce dangerous numbers of males is misanthropic. It’s pretty obvious that this planet is not supposed to have all these damn Y chromosomes roaming the earth and reaping it. If we just stopped having dudes I don’t think overpopulation would a problem anymore.

  92. 95 witchwind May 12, 2014 at 2:18 am

    @sarsea, i very much relate to trying to be more consciously aware of instincts and passing thoughts. Since I have started doing this, which is since i’ve entered radical feminism, it’s amazing how much information these passing thoughts give you when you pay attention to them, and how accurate they are. Which rejoins Skulldrix’s message: Flashes, visions and messages are usually very subtle when you’re not used to tuning into them. Being pre-occupied by male foreground prevents sensory and psychic receptiveness because of the need to shut ourselves and dissociate to survive constant invasion. which is why it makes perfect sense that radical feminism also unfolds certain powers we didn’t have before or weren’t aware of before.

  93. 96 witchwind May 12, 2014 at 2:34 am

    as to Seth Speaks, I’m afraid to say I highly dislike “him”, from what i’ve found by browsing the Jane roberts website and extracts of his books. Putting aside the fact that the knowledge he talks about is common sense spiritual knowledge about life / energies, the universe, and that it’s good to have access to it etc – I don’t like the fact he used a woman parasitically to transmit his message. This guy says he refuses to reincarnate, yet he’s fine to use up a woman’s life just to transmit his message to the world. It’s not like he visits her for convos and she then transmits that herself, no, he uses her as a vehicle for his own expression, i find that really invasive. But what I dislike most about him is that his thought is totally new age in that he completely denies the reality of the male problem and talks of humans as if women and men were the same. It’s a complete mindfuck for women and it’s so guilt-tripping because the direct result is that it blames women for what men *are*. If Seth is really responsible for the beginning of new age in the US, well that’s a fucking big responsibility in terms of patriarchal propaganda and global mindfuckery of women.

    here’s what i said about new age at the wise women’s blog, because i replied to her as i was reading about seth and it’s relevant here:
    What I hate most about new agers is that they treat men and women as if we were the same and had the same capabilities and same intentions. While totally re-appropriating women’s and radical feminists’ ancient wisdom on the spiritual / material world, but without acknowledging or crediting women at all (for instance that thoughts have electro-magnetic, material reality, that all thought precedes action and action can only derive from thought – hence the importance of consciousness raising etc) they completely deny the biological reality that males are genetic degenerates and inherently violent, that this is where violence and rapism comes from, and there’s nothing wrong with them or with their karma in the sense that this is what they are, their normal functioning mode. New-agers deny the reality of patriarchy and the fact that violence is a direct outcome of male supremacy and an outcome of their biology. Men will always only act within the constraints of their biology and testosterone intoxicated dick brains, they can’t exceed it.

  94. 97 witchwind May 12, 2014 at 2:45 am

    This is not to dismiss the importance of the content of his message and the importance it had in furthering your own consciousness and powers, but if he’s a male spirit, and he seems to define himself as male, I just assume he leeched it off from females or female spirits / entities, just as any male would do. I don’t even understand how males have spirits though. I wonder how it works – are male spirits limited to the males on earth, or is there a superior male entity somewhere? We do know that all life is female, so is maleness a specific earthly phenomenon? Or are males just females spirits trapped in male bodies, since males are mutated females? That would be terrible wouldn’t it? Male spirits, if any such thing exists, certainly tend to be as perverted as their earthly presence. But again I need more information on this.

    you say “instinctual understanding of energy/life and how limited we are in movement and creativity and fluidity in this particular space/time.
    I think there was/is a time in which humans, whether on this earth or on another planet, where physical reality combined both the beauty of sensual, sensory life and fluidity and creativity brought by the flow of energy/life. I think it is only under patriarchy/male rule that female humans are not capable of fulfilling this. I cannot even imagine what the extent of our powers would be without the destruction of males.

  95. 98 witchwind May 12, 2014 at 2:50 am

    I have a very strong belief of the beauty of life or life potential on earth. That there is something unique about it. Unless we have female big sister witches on some other planet where they are more developed and the earth is still struggling with major problems (maleness) that others don’t have. And the intergalactic spirit world seems very moved into trying to help us. All this is very fascinating and there’s so much more to explore.

  96. 99 witchwind May 12, 2014 at 2:50 am

    but still, something is special here.

  97. 100 witchwind May 12, 2014 at 2:51 am

    Anyway, i will leave comments open until tomorrow, that is i will be closing comments tomorrow in the afternoon. I probably won’t be opening them before July so if you have a last message it’s time to pop in!

  98. 101 Mary Sunshine May 12, 2014 at 2:55 am

    Seth books: yeah, I read those back in the 70’s. His maleness totally grossed me out. Also, him using her as a transmission-device. Lots to say about Seth / Jane Roberts. And other stuff. Have to run off now and use the phone (Skype).

  99. 102 witchwind May 12, 2014 at 11:06 am

    @ w4, that’s interesting with the witches of Germany. Yes it is important to remember all women who were slaughtered by men at all times too. And to conjure them whenever we can. I’d be interested to know how you heard them? Or how they appeared to you? If you don’t mind sharing here.

  100. 103 Bronte May 12, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    Re: “Earth, I love you. I always have. You and your elemental inhabitants are the most beautiful beings that I have ever seen, met, felt, and experienced…..You are music to my ears and soul. And your green! The sound of the leaves in the wind. The scents. The sunrise and sunset. The moon. The humming of the bees, the rushing of the waves. The infinite moments of sensory ecstasy and blissful encounters with other beings. Discovering woman-identification has been a constant dance of fire and joy.”

    I did not say before how much I loved your first paragraph to this post: a hymn. I live in a place surrounded by green and birdsong. At the moment I am helping my mother plant a herb garden next to her fruit trees and I walk in the green whenever I can: the best restoration of mind and body equilibrium (homeostasis) and inner peace; known since forever, recorded by the ancient Greeks, forgotten/ignored/ridiculed by modern medicine, being studied again today by medicine.
    Re: Try Your Brain On Nature by Dr. Eva Selhub if interested.
    Ten years ago I switched off the television forever, tossed my three cell phones, do not go to the cinema, do not listen to the radio, totally ignore the malestream mainstream press and its Orwellian lies, and only read news online from sources selected carefully.

    Wondrous how the Background then becomes your state of be-ing and any contact with the male world – supermarkets and malls etc.- become a rude intrusion and headache-inducing irritation.
    In the coming weeks/months/years/decades should any sense of despair ever descend for even a minute, take a walk in the green and listen to the wind and the trees. They will whisper to you, “We have a secret,”
    At least, that is what the Background has whispered to me. Much love.

  101. 104 Mary Sunshine May 12, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    Hi WW, you asked: oh that’s interesting. Can she also do it on purpose? channel it?

    We talked about that at length last night. She has succeeded in doing so several times. For both benevolent and malevolent purposes.

    Next time you open comments, in July, I’ll make a longer comment.

  102. 105 Sargasso Sea May 12, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    Oh my. Looks as though I’ve given the impression that I am enamored by Seth “himself”. This is far from the case. When I read the book more than 25 years ago it was the metaphysics that intrigued me, not the ‘messenger’. No, Seth is a pompous ass and Jane Roberts was and is considered a crackpot by most of course. I’ve long felt that she had tapped into her own natural understanding of the metaphysical and because she was not a radical feminist did not (could not) recognize her own voice/creation.

    As I was saying to a friend the other day, since we have so little in the way of women’s thoughts and theory we are more or less forced to take in information through a filter so that we are able to allow through the bits that help us to connect our own dots (rather as Bronte suggested) and leave the rest.

    Again, thank you for a wonderful discussion everyone.

  103. 106 ingrid May 12, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    Some very intriguing points I’ve seen you all make.

    The level of prioritization isn’t even appalling anymore. It’s just sad. Today I saw that the Washington Monument in Washington DC, United States is reopening after a lengthy repair and renovation that cost hundreds of millions of dollars. Now I don’t expect that money to go to battered womens’ shelters or education for young girls. But to fund what is obviously a gigantic COCK right in the middle of the capital of United States is insulting. President Washington didn’t want or need such a memorial, but in early history of the United States, his fellow men needed a symbol to preserve their hegemony it is supposed. The ugly building couldn’t be more of an affront to global women’s dignity than if it had semen shooting out the top of it!

    Meanwhile the power brokers and government leaders in Washington (who are about 99.2% male) give bare lip service to saving the planet, as though they actually care about anything other than themselves in the waning years of our planet’s life. Rebecca West’s vision is dead, but I never thought our demise as a species would seriously come from the stupidity of male penis showmanship via nuclear exchange or choking our air with greenhouse gas. The issue is likely meant as some more posturing for elections as the science is undeniable. Meanwhile, 267 women stolen in Nigeria – and declared for sexual slavery have gotten practically zero press in comparison. There is no news perhaps for culturally ingrained rape and slave trading, or maybe this is just more patriarchal sympathy.

  104. 107 witchwind May 12, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    @ sarsea, haha, no worries, but thanks for clarifying. Yes i agree about the metaphysics. I also wondered whether it was in fact jane Roberts talking. since she was very badly abused as a child, it’s quite possible that this was also a part of her splintered self. Yes, we do have to pick the gems amongst the surrounding muck and mindfuckery. This is why it’s such a relief to read radfem work because you can just relax and think about it and let the effects spin on you rather than having to stress about what to keep and what to throw away, it really takes a long time and it’s draining because you keep having to put it round and round until something makes sense.

  105. 108 witchwind May 13, 2014 at 12:28 am

    yes, well i expect men to be jerking off to the extinction and to launch megalomaniac cock-plans up till the very end. They’re such a vile, utter pile of waste.

    I don’t think there’s much point in asking men to pay token attention to the women THEY abduct and then rape. Hundred thousands of women are abducted and sold in the world.
    This case has brought more attention than usual because they abducted so many women at once, there was no way they could get away with that, let it go unnoticed. From a pimp/male perspective, it was a strategic blotch, although it didn’t prevent them from succeeding and selling the women. Pimps and criminals usually only abduct a few at a time, so that mothers and families have to face the mafia alone and can’t do anything about it, and nobody wants to be involved in this business and the local authorities usually support the criminals because there are many advantages for them to do so. And also families are often too “ashamed” to admit that their daughter has been abducted for prostitution, they lie about it and say she’s gone to find work in another country. So it goes completely unnoticed and there is very little organised effort, whether local or international, to protect girls, prevent men from doing it and punish the criminals. In the Nigerian case, I heard that the school officials and local authorities were complicit with the criminal group. This makes complete sense, and is pretty obvious. They knew it was going to happen, which is why there was absolutely no resistance or nobody “happened” to be there, I can’t remember the exact details now but whatever. How else could they take away 240 girls without anyone batting an eyelid?

    Abductions happen with complete impunity and with the complicity of the authorities, in many countries such as Mexico, Brazil, in South-East Europe, South Asia, some parts of Africa etc, and also in Western countries but to a lesser extent – always in most impoverished areas and with marginalised people, whichever the country. I read that in Mexico, girls as young as 11 can be abducted in some rural villages, and the situation is so bad in these areas that mothers have to hide their girls so that the mafia won’t find them when they conduct raids, and they can no longer take their daughters out, going to school is a risk etc.

    Perhaps this abduction in Nigeria might be an event to spring off from as women, maybe it will trigger an uprising. But asking men to #bringbackourgirls! is utterly pointless. You don’t nicely ask oppressors to stop, you make them stop. And this is the whole problem, how do we get away from men / stop them. Pimps won’t nicely hand back the girls they abducted. I’ve been told that some women have already been sold for 20$, some in forced marriages and others for prostitution.

  106. 109 witchwind May 13, 2014 at 12:35 am

    although of course i do hope that women will manage to bring back their girls whichever the means. Saying it’s pointless to try isn’t something you can say to someone who has been abducted. It’s just so enraging to have to beg men, and to see that the first response is to beg men. I really hope women will get angrier.

  107. 110 ingrid May 13, 2014 at 2:49 am

    It is lose-lose, no matter the result unfortunately. Perhaps the US and French security forces, which are all male btw, will proudly march the girls back to their village, where they can expect to live the rest of their lives under the protection of men, who will habitually rape and sell them into the slavery of their choice.

    I would almost prefer that all the girls be killed now, because they’ve been so ruined by these events and the events to come. Shoot them all in the head now, quickly and painlessly. But that would rob them of the slim opportunity to rise up in society and turn the tables on their subjugators. They did not ask for this abuse.

  108. 111 witchwind May 13, 2014 at 3:11 am

    err, the killing of women bit is not in order, that sounds a bit trollish. In that case we should all kill each other now to end our suffering. The opposite is true.

    I’m afraid I’m going to close comments on this note, too bad, i can’t wait longer.

    This was an absolutely fantastic discussion, and in these few days I’ve moved a lot. It definitely took me to new places, that was some trip. Thanks to all for having richly contributed. I will see you in July, and in the meantime, will keep posting when time permits.

  109. 112 witchwind May 13, 2014 at 3:13 am

    but your image is correct, with the male troops etc. How awful. They will probably rape the women they “saved” too.

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