i made a makeup tutorial for all my fellow feminists out there bye
white women are earning 77 cents for every dollar a white man earns. the actual breakdown goes a bit more like this:
white women make more than Black AND Hispanic men
Black and Hispanic women make less than all aforementioned categories
whoops your intersectionality here you dropped it
i have a new favourite twitter
im like afraid to even talk to girls without their consent
Basically what we are going for
yeah this is really just the beginning of continually growing and shifting list of actions that cismen not just can but SHOULD be taking, but it’s a pretty good start.
Okay, so there are some things about this quote that I like, but the overall post that it’s a part of squicks me a lot. Because it assumes that the “feminist” choice is inherently a white thin able bodied cishet feminist’s choice. Perhaps, for a white thin able bodied cishet woman, something like shaving your legs or taking your husband’s name or doing housework could be considered anti-feminist. But for many of the rest of the women who don’t fit into your white feminist box, doing these things IS an act of resistance. Denying that is equal parts white supremacist and anti-woman, in that it ignores the majority of women in its conceptualization.
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The feminist movement is generally periodized into the so-called first, second and third waves of feminism. In the United States, the first wave is characterized by the suffragette movement; the second wave is characterized by the formation of the National Organization for Women, abortion rights politics, and the fight for the Equal Rights Amendments. Suddenly, during the third wave of feminism, women of colour make an appearance to transform feminism into a multicultural movement.
This periodization situates white middle-class women as the central historical agents to which women of colour attach themselves. However, if we were to recognize the agency of indigenous women in an account of feminist history, we might begin with 1492 when Native women collectively resisted colonization. This would allow us to see that there are multiple feminist histories emerging from multiple communities of colour which intersect at points and diverge in others. This would not negate the contributions made by white feminists, but would de-center them from our historicizing and analysis.
Indigenous feminism thus centers anti-colonial practice within its organizing. This is critical today when you have mainstream feminist groups supporting, for example, the US bombing of Afghanistan with the claim that this bombing will free women from the Taliban (apparently bombing women somehow liberates them).” — Indigenous Feminism Without Apology - Andrea Smith (via ellesugars)