Feminist Blogger Twisty Faster and Advanced Patriarchy Blaming

Written by Amanda Rodriguez

Today I’m highlighting my favorite feminist blogger, Twisty Faster, and her smart, hilarious, scathing, and sometimes depressingly insightful blog I Blame the Patriarchy. Twisty is in the business of “advanced patriarchy blaming” and also runs a ranch in Texas. Her blog has been around since 2004.

I don’t want to say too much because I just want you to go to her site and read everything therein contained. I highly recommend starting with The Ancient Texts as a solid primer to give you a feel for the site. In the meantime, I’d like to leave you with a Twisty quote that could be interpreted as I Blame the Patriarchy‘s manifesto:
The Twistolution envisions a post-patriarchal order free of male privilege, rape, misogyny, femininity, theocracy, corporatocracy, gender, race, deity worship, marriage, discrimination, prostitution, exploitation, godbags, the nuclear family, reproduction, caste, violence, the oppression of children, the oppression of animals, poverty, pornography, and government interference with: private uteruses, non-abusive domestic arrangements, drug habits, lives, and deaths.



  • Posted March 6, 2013 at 7:54 pm | Permalink

    Really? After all the texts on this blog about trans issues and how they are represented you like this particular lady?

  • Posted March 6, 2013 at 9:00 pm | Permalink

    @f1cc0bb5f9270fac44723ae9711e8ca6:disqus, I’m not sure I understand your question. Twisty is not anti-trans, nor am I. Twisty is critical of the gender binary as a limiting and yet all-inclusive paradigm that allows for little to no deviation from its narrow definitions. She even says, “This blog does not acknowledge a ‘trans debate.’ Everyone has a right to
    exist on her own terms. As always, hatas and anti-trans comments will
    get the heave-ho.” http://blog.iblamethepatriarchy.com/2012/05/09/hugs-twisty-hey-i-know-lets-chuck-some-transgenderism-chitchat-at-the-wall-and-see-what-sticks/

  • Posted March 7, 2013 at 6:54 pm | Permalink

    Twisty is my favorite feminist blogger, and anti-trans she most certainly *is not*.

  • Posted April 28, 2013 at 5:18 pm | Permalink

    I’ve been following Twisty since, well, the beginning,and yes, she is awesome. Spread the word!