I loved this:
Awomyn!havocsmom wrote: And, by the way, from talking to other women my age or older, it seems like there are a lot of us who are ready to act. It's amazing we've stayed quiet this long.
Chuckles, without intending to simplify radical feminism (there are so many great resources that go into length), for me, it all comes down to meaning: The movement for the liberation of females from male oppression / patriarchy / misogyny / male violence.
The language of that statement is firm and clear to me. It is not a movement for males, period. Real allies are always welcome, and can use their power to help in many ways. I support and encourage a number of other movements, some of which are not appropriate for me to do more than be an ally for.
I am bisexual, and support lesbian-only and lesbian separatist groups and spaces. I am also white, and do not feel it is my place to speak for (or over) people of color, nor infringe on their spaces or efforts to connect and organize without the presence of their oppressors. I support their work - as someone trying to be an ally.
All of this to say that I don't believe that excluding males from a female liberation movement is hateful - to me, to do otherwise seems counterproductive.