Things got a little heated on the second edition of Feminist Dad, so there are two things I want to make clear.
One: This is not a radfem blog and it is not a women-only blog and I won’t be bullied into making it one. This has always been a feminist blog where women and men are welcome to comment and ask questions and discuss issues. It does not mean I’m “colluding with the patriarchy”. Honestly, could there be a lazier insult to hurl at a feminist? It’s the feminist equivalent of “yeah, well you’re fat and ugly”.
Two: The whole point of Feminist Dad is to make a wide audience aware of Feminist Dad behaviour, so that people read it and think, “shit, I do that” or “shit, my friend does that, I’ll tell him”. And for that to happen, men need to be a part of the conversation. I thought that was pretty fucking obvious.