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[W]e’re not really equal when we’re STILL supposed to uncritically and obediently cheer when white women are praised for winning “women’s rights,” and to painfully forget the Indigenous women and women of colour who were hurt in that same process. We are not equal when in the name of “feminism” so-called “women’s only” spaces are created and get to police and regulate who is and isn’t a woman based ontheir interpretation of your body parts and gender presentation, and not your own. We are not equal when initatives to support gender equality have reverted yet again to “saving” people and making decisions for them, rather than supporting their right to self-determination, whether it’s engaging in sex work or wearing a niqab. So when feminism itself has become it’s own form of oppression, what do we have to say about it? […]
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Honestly disrespect towards a fellow feminist is not only immature it is outright counter productive towards any kind of social change.

Yes, feministslut I am talking to you. Your so called rolling of the eyes does nothing for feminist movement except to cause fights within it. I was simply stating that women’s rights is a term that can be exclusive, and we don’t need to use the term in order to focus on humanizing women. I refuse to exclude non binary people.

And I refuse to throw “women’s rights” away when it has and continues to be a way for women to understand their oppression. I’m not going to force women to get a new vocabulary to understand their oppression because it doesn’t describe every single persons oppression. 

If you think feminist haven’t been fighting within the movement since it began, you might want to check our history. We have not been a unified movement, ever. We will never be a unified movement and I am okay with that. 


you can take your “i don’t have to include every single form of oppression” and SHOVE IT. i am so SICK of privileged feminists using this phrase as a way to avoid taking responsibility for being oppressive. just a few days ago a white feminist said this exact same thing to “explain” why she was pretending that white-women-only statistics represented all women. you’re treating intersectionality as this incredibly inconvenient and difficult task to consider—women have to learn a whole new vocabulary!—just like every other feminist before you that refuses to be held accountable for the oppression they perpetuate.

and i hear it every.goddamn.time. a feminist is called out on being racist, ableist, classist, binarist, or cissexist because god forbid you give a damn about marginalization that doesn’t affect you personally. like it’s some kind of unreasonable demand to expect feminists to acknowledge that sexism and misogyny impact more than just cis binary white middle-class able-bodied western women. we’re not even asking you to fight for us. just fucking recognize that we exist, but no, you can’t even do such a simple thing. 

and. you’re totally okay with oppression happening within the feminist movement? real nice. it’s disgusting that you feel so comfortable stating this openly and claim “well i never said i was radical” as a cop out. it’s not “radical” to make an effort to not be an oppressive dick, it’s called basic human decency. really, this speaks volumes about where your priorities lie. your suggestion to check out the history of feminism is actually pretty accurate seeing as how this second-wave bullshit you’re spouting fits right in with feminism’s past and present as a tool of oppression. gross.

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The reason racism is a feminist issue is easily explained by the inherent definition of feminism. Feminism is the political theory and practice to free all women: women of color, working-class women, poor women, physically challenged women, lesbians, old women –as well as white economically privileged heterosexual women. Anything less than this is not feminism, but merely female self-aggrandizement.
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The poverty rate among both African-American and Hispanic Texans is already three times that of Anglos. Drowning public education and health care in Grover Norquist’s bathtub will inevitably widen that obscene gap. Educational disparities in Texas are already staggering: According to the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, only 13 percent of Hispanic adults in Texas have college degrees, while 40 percent of Anglos do. Does anybody imagine that gap will close, now that funds for public education and higher education are being cut? I’m not suggesting anything conspiratorial here — Heaven forbid! — but it does seem mighty suspicious that school funding is being decimated at a time when Texas schools are “browning” at a rapid pace. In the last decade, Hispanic enrollment in public schools jumped by 50 percent, with 775,000 more students. Meanwhile, 6 percent fewer Anglo students are enrolled, as well-off whites opt for private schools. Why is public-school funding less of a priority for Anglo legislators nowadays? You do the math. It’s much the same with Medicaid. Of the 3.5 million non-elderly Texans who rely on Medicaid for their health care, 63 percent are Hispanic; just 18 percent are Anglo. Five times more Anglos have health insurance through their employers than African Americans. Fifty-nine percent of Texans without health insurance are Hispanic; 26 percent are Anglo. So why are Anglo legislators hell-bent on decimating Medicaid? Here again, you can do the math.
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