Radical Feminists of New York is a women-only MeetUp group dedicated to the eradication of patriarchy and the abolition of gender. Its members are female-bodied individuals who have either a working knowledge of radical feminist thought or a sincere interest in learning about it. We do not discuss or debate the merits of liberal feminism - we are firmly committed to a radical feminist agenda and believe that discussing liberal feminism is a distraction. We are committed to ending patriarchy, not in achieving “equality” within patriarchy. We are committed to the liberation of all women, of all races and ethnicities, globally, and do not support causes that seek to benefit only white women.
The establishment of this MeetUp group as a women-only space ensures that women in our organization have a liberatory space to work, organize, and bond, free from the negative impact of men. All oppressed peoples need their own space to feel some moments of freedom, create community, and overcome submissive and self-hating behavior. All oppressed peoples have a right to draw a boundary, including women. We are committed to defending the right of women to define our own space