January 5, 2009

Featured Feminist: Jacquie O'Godless

Jacquie O’Godless is an atheist, feminist, queer living in Los Angeles. She is a passionate activist heavily involved in politics and has spent time working on and off as a writer for local campaigns. She currently blogs for The Daily Profaner, a news blog for the godless and irreligious.

My click moment: My true understanding of feminism came after ending my monogamous relationship of four years. At this time, I came to understand the connection between hetero-normative society, patriarchal oppression and monogamy as the contractual ownership of another person. Since then, I have been a passionate advocate of polyamory as a feminist practice.

Favorite reading material: The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir, Valencia by Michelle Tea, Female Chauvinist Pigs by Ariel Levy, Written on the Body by Jeannette Winterson and My Revolting Life by Penny Rimbaud.

Feminist Icon: Simone de Beauvior

Personal role model: Kathleen Hanna

My issues/concerns: Atheist visibility, exposing the relationship between judeo-christian religion and patriarchy, destroying class privilege and hetero-normative society, dissecting gender, and fighting for equal status for feminist men within the movement.

Favorite quote: “…the most intense pleasures occur in deep despair…” Fyodor Dostoevsky