"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.
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valid criticisms of Anita Sarkeesian: Her unclear reasoning behind still asking for money for her videos, her absolutely glacial rate of video making, the fact that she analyzes games which she knows little about, or how her views on Feminism do not represent all schools of feminist thought
invalid criticisms of Anita Sarkeesian: She hates men, she wants all games to pander to women, she wants to take our games away!!!!
ELIZABETH CHAN JOINS HENRY IV AT THE DONMAR WAREHOUSE
We are thrilled to announce that the brilliant Elizabeth Chan will be joining the cast of Phyllida Lloyd’s upcoming all-female production Henry IV, in the roles of Northumberland and Peto, at the Donmar Warehouse. Following on from her celebrated all-female Julius Caesar, Lloyd’s production will encompass action from both Henry IV Part I and Part II to create a single narrative of Shakespeare’s epic historical plays. We’re immensely proud that Elizabeth is part of this production, which is in collaboration with Clean Break theatre company, who work with women whose lives have been affected by the criminal justice system.
Henry IV runs at the Donmar from 9 October to 29 November 2014.
People are giving Wilson money to thank him for killing an unarmed black teenager. Please report this to GoFundMe, as it violates their Terms of Service and they get 5% of the tens of thousands of dollars being donated. Click to report.
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Your Terms of Service prohibit “items that promote… hate, racial intolerance, or the financial exploitation of a crime.” Take a look at the comments that come with the donations on this page and tell me that doesn’t violate your terms. “Support Officer Wilson” is a thin veil for people rewarding Wilson for killing a black kid.