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if you don’t want to call yourself a feminist because of the historical failure of feminism to be sufficiently intersectional, feminists should be respectful of that while we try to fix our movement. People have every reason to reject feminism on grounds of racism, transmisogyny, ableism and v...
use your position of privilege to call people out  use your position of privilege to call people out use your position of privilege to call people out this how you be a good ally use the security your privilege provides you to stop hateful speech and actions  this is how to be invested in intersect...
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“I can't think of any high profile white UK feminist who has "rejected" intersectionality”
So apparently, no high profile white UK feminist has rejected intersectionality according to Helen Lewis. I find the wording of this tweet odd because of course, there is a little semantic gem hidden therein: a no true Scotsman argument disguised under “the concept” so that we cannot counterclaim ...
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Just because you have privilege does not automatically make you a bad person, but denying it and actively harming others through your words ...
Reblog this post if you’re comfortable with transgender people using the bathroom that best matches their gender identity.
While Miley Cyrus has come out as multisexual (though she has not labelled herself) and she has been doing charity work for homeless LGBT youth, let’s not forget that much of her success is rooted in cultural appropriation and racism.Before bisexuals praise her as a role model, it’s important to rem...
Tokenistic, objectifying, voyeuristic inclusion is at least as disempowering as complete exclusion.
Knowledge makes me more aware, it makes me more conscious. ‘Knowing’ is painful because after ‘it’ happens I can’t stay in the same place an...
"White feminism" does not mean every white woman, everywhere, who happens to identify as feminist. It also doesn’t mean that every "wh...
If you're white, don't call yourself an "intersectional feminist" and don't use "intersectionality" ...
I recently learned from Black female bloggers strugglingtobeheard and other feminists that we are appropriating this word. A Black feminist named Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw came up with the term intersectionality to talk about how race and gender intersect for women of color. It was never intended f...
Intersectionality
is the undercurrent theme of this blog. Perhaps this is a new concept. If so, here are some things to get started: Kimberlé Crenshaw (who coined the term in 1989)  on intersectionality: “I wanted to come up with an everyday metaphor that anyone could use.” (source)“Intersectionality promotes a...
As long as women are using class or race power to dominate other women, feminist sisterhood cannot be fully realised.
Ableism is connected to all of our struggles because it undergirds notions of whose bodies are considered valuable, desirable and disposable...
There is no thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.
I am done, I am at my wits end, and so I am going to break this down. When someone complains about there being a lack of people of color, eyes are rolled. The idea of inclusion is treated as some ridiculous and unnecessary attempt to burst everyone’s bubble, which is pretty fucked up in itself. But ...
Whenever I hear the "Women are paid $.78 for the man’s $1" I flip it around. Men make $1.22 for every woman’s $1. It interests...
As long as women are using class or race power to dominate other women, feminist sisterhood cannot be fully realized
intersectionality my kind of bar