PoC News in America

Before jumping into the news around America, here’s a quick highlight of news around the world. Read More PoC News in America

Friday News Bites: Llaw-breaking Llamas, Oscar Post-Match, Net Neutrality + More

We have a rather jumbo-sized Friday News Bites this week, but am I glad I didn’t write this post before news about the Great Llama Chase of 2015 broke. Let’s get started.

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What’s Wrong With Patricia Arquette’s Comments? A Lot.

The Internet has been buzzing since Sunday night with discussion about actress Patricia Arquette’s Oscar acceptance speech and her followup remarks that were made in the press room afterwards. In case you haven’t been online much, here’s a recap. Read More What’s Wrong With Patricia Arquette’s Comments? A Lot.

Feminism’s PR Problem and How Feminism 101 Can Help

Before I start, I want to make something clear: I am not saying that Feminism 101 is the solution to all women’s problems, because it’s not. Rather, talking about the super basic tenets of feminism and social justice can be a way to win supporters who might otherwise be hostile to our cause. Sadly, even Feminism 101 is too radical for some people, but others can be swayed, and then they’ll be in a better position to accept that they still have more to learn. Slow and steady wins the race! (But don’t worry; we can still yell at the complete assholes, because nothing we say is going to change their minds anyway and lord knows they deserve it. We just need to do a better job of choosing our targets.) Read More Feminism’s PR Problem and How Feminism 101 Can Help

Racism And White Feminists: 3 Ways To Be An Ally

[Original publication date: Dec. 19, 2013]

I’ve been a teaching assistant for about a year and a half now, and a mentor through the women’s studies major a year prior to that. I have interacted with several students ranging from different backgrounds, cultures, experiences and opinions. But none have been quite as special as my white female feminist students. Read More Racism And White Feminists: 3 Ways To Be An Ally

Racism And White Feminists: 3 Ways To Be An Ally

I’ve been a teaching assistant for about a year and a half now, and a mentor through the women’s studies major a year prior to that. I have interacted with several students ranging from different backgrounds, cultures, experiences and opinions. But none have been quite as special as my white female feminist students. Read More Racism And White Feminists: 3 Ways To Be An Ally

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

While I was finishing up my final papers, the lady blogosphere was rockin’ it. Read More Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Racism Within White Feminist Spaces

Editor’s note: Racism within white feminist spaces, by Mia, originally appeared on Black Feminists Manchester, who’ve given us permission to repost it.  

When we talk about “white feminist spaces,” what we mean is the default mainstream feminism of the UK, Europe and USA. A feminism that considers itself superior to women’s movements throughout the world, using its white privilege to cherry-pick which women (of colour) and oppressions are worthy of attention or rescue, viewed through a myopic authoritative white lens. Read More Racism Within White Feminist Spaces