Posts tagged white feminism
Binary Thinking, Perfectionism, and the Magic of White Feminism

But the thing about being on the “same side” is that it’s binary thinking. It assumes the enemy is an Other, something obviously identifiable. Such rhetoric flattens any discussion of microaggressions and what “helping” and “allyship” actually look like. If merely pledging oneself to be an ally is what made someone an ally, perhaps things would be easier. But such declarations forget the power dynamics at play.

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Feminism Is For White Middle Class Women: Justice Doesn't Take Turns

Bothering to exist outside the ideal, bothering to be angry in ways that aren’t sanctioned as useful, bothering to say “that’s not good enough” will get you smacked down by a feminism that thinks appealing to the patriarchy is the best way to advocate for themselves. It’s the feminism that reminds us that the patriarchial misogynists are human, too, that tells us to calm down when we’re upset over a violation of our rights, that says that we must accept the crumbs we get from the table and forgive our abusers because they're "just like us."

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