What’s Wrong with White Feminism?

In the aftermath of the 2016 election, a number of writers have pointed to white feminism as an answer to the question of how Trump became president.

White feminism, as an ideology and movement, has historically centered middle-class white women to the exclusion of poor women and women of color.

Thus, a number of women do not identify with feminism because they do not recognize themselves in white feminism.

I was one of those women who didn’t identify with feminism. It wasn’t that I didn’t believe in liberation for all genders. Rather, I didn’t see myself as part of a movement where no one looked like me.

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Source: Ready to Ditch White Feminism? 6 Black Feminist Concepts You Need to Know

Thank you, Melissa Brown!

Thus begins a mind-boggling piece on what’s wrong with white feminism. Not to be missed.

Paying attention to intersectionality means learning that privilege can sneak up on you if you aren’t paying attention to how much you already have.

Also not to be missed is this one on Black Lives Matter Vancouver. It is QUITE likely that you don’t know enough about this group. Part of the reason for that is also the reason why this good article is so incredibly short.

But you have to start somewhere, if you want to pivot to a new world where we call out racist xenophobes and rebuild our nations based on dignity and no white supremacists in law enforcement.

And since you’re starting, consider the idea of supporting Americans in their push for the Equal Rights Amendment. And when you realize that 72% of Americans mistakenly think their constitution already supports gender equality, realize that Congresswoman Jackie Speier calling for a vote to REALLY actually include the ERA in the constitution…THAT’s a momentous thing to support!

And not just because it will create more avenues to sue T***p when he ramps up his attacks on women.

Pivot time!

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2 Comments

  1. Here’s a couple of non white feminists in the news…….

    Iranian Maryam Mirzakhani Becomes the first woman in history to win the Fields Medal (Often considered the “Nobel Prize of Mathematics”)

    http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2014/08/maryam-mirzakhani-first-woman-fields-medal-mathematics

    The world’s top female chess player has given up her last game to protest being paired against mostly female players at a major tournament where male contestants outnumbered them.

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/europe/article/2067756/chinas-queen-chess-quits-match-protest-weird-all-female-pairings

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