The other day readers suggested that Sirena Bergman was a satirical character mocking SJWs, like Titania McGrath:
However, Bergman appears to be the real deal. Moreover, if she is a satirical character, she managed to fool The Independent:
I won’t try to guess what “wave” of feminism we are currently in, but the lunatics from university identity studies departments are now embraced by mainstream publications. Back in 2015 Allison Hope wrote in her XO Jane article Farting Is My Secret Feminist Weapon that Works Every Time
I fart in the grocery store to get the men behind me in line to back up a notch. I fart on the ferry to get men to take their goddamned arm off the back of my seat.
XO Jane was a fringe publication, and even some of its staff was glad to see it die. But today women like Hope are sought out by respected publications. As the Editor’s Note at the top of her recent opinion piece at CNN notes:
Allison Hope is a writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, Slate and elsewhere.
Another example of this is Anna Lee Beyer. As I noted earlier today, she wrote at HuffPo about taking up maximum space in her fight against the patriarchy. Beyer is a champion of the radical feminist fat acceptance movement, and she is embraced by mainstream publications. From her bio at Fatventure Mag:
Anna Lee Beyer is a former librarian and newspaper reporter, now writing essays about parenting, mental health, being physically active in a large body, travel, relationships, and books. Her work has appeared in Slate, Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, and Motherly.
I wasn’t familiar with Fatventure Mag, but I was able to find a description of it on their kickstarter page, it was created by “two fat lesbians who wanted to create a space” safe from “fitness culture” and toxic diet culture:
Who We Are & What We Do
Fatventure Mag is a printed and digital magazine focusing on active lifestyles beyond the boundaries of weight-loss culture. We’re shining the spotlight on work by fat creators who love spending time outdoors, communing with nature, and being active, no matter what “fitness culture” has to say about it.
Fatventure Mag was co-founded by Alice Lesperance and Samantha Puc, two fat lesbians who wanted to create a space where fat folx could talk about their experiences in the active/fitness community without being devalued for their size, ability, or motivation…
If you want more of Anna Lee Beyer, you can get it at Parents.com in My Husband Running Makes Me Rage & Here is What I Do About It
What The Other McCain calls Tumblr Feminism has gone mainstream. Tumblr feminists are our new cultural leaders.