"White feminism" does not mean every white woman, everywhere, who happens to identify as feminist. It also doesn’t mean that every "white feminist" identifies as white. I see "white feminism" as a specific set of single-issue, non-intersectional, superficial feminist practices. It is the feminism we understand as mainstream; the feminism obsessed with body hair, and high heels and makeup, and changing your married name. It is the feminism you probably first learned. "White feminism" is the feminism that doesn’t understand western privilege, or cultural context. It is the feminism that doesn’t consider race as a factor in the struggle for equality.
White feminism is a set of beliefs that allows for the exclusion of issues that specifically affect women of colour. It is “one size-fits all” feminism, where middle class white women are the mould that others must fit. It is a method of practicing feminism, not an indictment of every individual white feminist, everywhere, always.
This Is What I Mean When I Say “White Feminism”
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The only important thing is your spiritual evolution, everything else is an illusion.
Indigo Williams (via thestufflifeismadeof)
I’ve stopped being sorry for all my soft. I won’t apologize because I miss you, or because I said it, or because I text you first, or again. I think everyone spends too much time trying to close themselves off. I don’t want to be cool or indifferent, I want to be honest.
Azra.T “Don’t Wait Three Days to Text First.” (via akachristiannaa)
*watches Jon Stewart’s comments on Ferguson* hey look it’s a white man getting heaps of credit and adulation for saying the exact same shit that black people have been saying for weeks now. how unexpected.
true. but at least he’s using his privilege for something good & i’d rather have people listen to a white dude FINALLY than not listening at all
I am figuring out which parts of my personality are mine
and which ones I created to please you.
The Dust On This Poem Could Choke You/ Lora Mathis lora-mathis (via possibilityofliving)