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Sun Jul 26, 2015, 08:09 AM

Thanks for Nothing: Black Women Don’t Owe White Feminism a Damn Thing

An uncomfortable blog post? Yes. For some of us. White feminists should listen, and we should continue to listen, and then we we think we've listened enough, we should listen some more. The greatest mistake of feminism isn't "waves" or arguemens over what entails "sex positive" feminism, the greatest mistake is white feminists trying to speak for (or in this case at) women of color without educating ourselves, without listening and/or having the ability to hear what is being said.

In Griffin’s frankly ludicrous, ignorant, and downright offensive opinion, “When black women attack ‘white feminism,’ they are forgetting who made it possible for them to have rights -- as women. And, they are racist.”

Oh, Lord. Where the fuck do I even begin?

Well, maybe I should start with something that clearly (and bafflingly) needs repeating: PEOPLE. OF. COLOUR. CANNOT. BE. RACIST. TOWARDS. WHITE. PEOPLE. White people are the beneficiaries of racism. The concept of separating human beings into racial categories with differing characteristics was created by white people to justify their exploitation, enslavement, murder, rape, and colonization of people of colour worldwide.

This isn’t opinion. This isn’t some “social justice bullshit.” This is the sober truth of Earth. Deal with it. We’ll never be able to heal from this reality if people can’t come to grips with this most basic truth.

Griffin tried tweeting the bloody dictionary definition of racism when Black feminists began to take her to task, like that was her “I know what I’m talking about” trump card. Try again please!

My fingers are cramping from having to write about this simple stuff over and over again. My brain hurts because I don’t understand how white women can continue to be so wilfully ignorant. We live in the golden age of information! You can discover pretty much anything at the touch of a screen! There is no excuse.

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sufrommich Jul 2015 #1
Euphoria Jul 2015 #2
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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2015, 08:39 AM

1. How ironic that her Feministing archive shows this:

Don’t apologize for your privilege, do something about it

http://feministing.com/2014/05/14/dont-apologize-for-your-privilege-do-something-about-it/


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Response to sufrommich (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 26, 2015, 11:54 AM

2. how is that ironic? n/t

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2015, 12:29 PM

3. Very true! n/t

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