Louise's Feminist Musings

Notes on feminist news & issues

An Open Letter to the White Feminist Community:

Apparently racism IS a problem in feminism. I thought, naively apparently, that women who are not taken for full would not themselves treat others like they are not real people. But it happens.

Dear white feminists,

I say this with the greatest respect for feminism and its importance in the world today, and as a (for the most part) white-identified feminist myself. Becausefeminism is not merely a movement about middle-class white women and their interests; it is about queer women and straight women and women of all colors.It is about making the world a better place for women and men alike, and it is a cause that should unite all of us.

Are we agreed on that?That’s basically the rhetoric of inclusion we like to think we espouse, right?

Good.Then please consider the following highly incomplete list:

Aaminah, Angry Black Bitch, Angry Black Woman, Annaham, Anxious Black Woman, Belledame, BlackAmazon, Bluealto, Brownblackandqueer, Brownfemipower, Cara, Cassandra, Danadocus, DeviousDiva, Elle, Firefly, Florence Craye, Holly, Ilyka,

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