Below are debates surrounding Jonah Mix’s disagreement with antinatalism and why he thinks radfems should give a shit about his opinions over their own. They are great examples of why radical feminism isn’t for men.
Jonah Mix part 4: evilfeminist comes to defend him
Jonah Mix part 5: radfems discussing childfreedom among themselves
UPDATE: Jonah Mix part 6: where it all began
Truly, the role of the ‘pro-feminist male ally’ is conditional, and an ally has no right to dictate what should be more important to radfems or claim they are not being radical enough. His role is to focus on speaking to other men about misogyny, not talking over women. The definition of radical feminism is a feminism that grabs ‘at the root’ of patriarchy. Typically, it focuses on the abolition of gender and how gender roles are used by men to exploit women as a sex-class, such as in reproduction and the sex industry. Radical feminism is a movement for women, by women.
All allies should be concerned with harm-reduction and abstaining from misogynistic practices like using porn, prostituted women, and even PIV (especially not using it to impregnate women). For all the debates over whether women have choice or not to reproduce, men do not think aboout their choice to impregnate women. It is my experience that natalism, which sees life as a good thing (even under patriarchy) – per the ‘choose life’ motto – is inherently ring-wing and misogynistic. That makes the ‘pro-choice’ crowd susceptible to infiltration by anti-abortion rhetoric like,”abortion is a bad thing to go through,” or “women who abort when they find out their babies are disabled or deformed are being ableist,” with the deliberate avoidance of taking a ‘pro-abortion’ stance that would end the wishy-washiness over questions like time limits and ‘viable fetuses.’
Even ‘family planning’ suggests that motherhood is inevitable. It implies that birth control is okay, as long as women will have children – make a family – eventually. So what exactly is so horrible about just saying ‘birth control’ or ‘contraceptives’??? Childfree women aren’t planning a family, because they don’t want children, ever.
The implication that anti-natalism is somehow connected to genocide, eugenics, and forced sterilization was an assumption caused by nationalist movements, which see women as reproductive vessels for the favored race. Male nationalists convinced women by fearmongering of said forced sterlization that contraceptives and abortion were bad things. Whether it’s this group or that group encouraged to reproduce more over others is still within the realm of natalism.
Per the above examples of Jonah Mix, males will constantly try to find ways of inserting themselves in radical feminist discourse, in an attempt to change the dialogue to pander to them and men in general. One subject may be natalism. Another may be marriage, or prostitution. Another may be invoking culture (‘my culture’ or ‘their culture’). Yet another may be intersectionality, which has been so bastardized it is unrecognizable, now coining the term ‘trans-inclusive radical feminist.’ These subjects are deliberately sought out because they include men, because in them women ‘need’ men. They are meant to weaken radical feminism, to distract women from focusing on themselves and other women, and consequently, drain their energy from political activism that is not dependent on men.