The Shouty Woman

April 26, 2007

Enough is Enough

Filed under: Feminism — by Lucy @ 12:45 pm

Just a quick foray out of hibernation to say goodbye and explain my reasons for quitting. I’ve had it with the feminist ‘blogosphere’, and I won’t be blogging again, at least not in this guise. There’s been some seriously fucked-up shit going on recently, and it’s reached the point where I’m finding it quite frightening, which seems like a pretty good indication that I should get the hell out.

A word before I go: I’ve said it before, but I wish we could look beyond our differences. What’s more important – retreading the porn debate for the 1958346th time, or discussing how we can help and support women in the real world? Women are dying, every day, while we go round and round our silly little circular arguments, trading the same old insults. What is this achieving?

I’m sick of the hatred; I’m sick of the pettyness; I’m sick of the obsessiveness and insularity. I’m sick of the threats – from both sides of the debate – which are becoming more personal and real by the day. There are documented cases of bloggers being ‘outed’, tracked down and physically attacked. Does this stupid feud have to end in actual physical harm before we come to our senses?

And so I’m done. I’ll still read, and I may well comment once in a while, but I won’t be writing any more posts. Enough is enough.



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