White Feminists — Stop Talking, Start Acting

July 23, 2014

It is important to accept that feminism is flawed.  Though we may work toward an inclusive vision, we certainly fall short.  Time and again.

In this impassioned critique of feminism, 20 year old Kesiena Boom writes some words many white feminists may not enjoy hearing.

“I want to see white feminists understand why they can’t use racist narratives, such as those that surround the Western view of Muslim women who choose to wear hijab, to fight sexism. They must understand that they are not the default. That white is not synonymous with womanhood. We, as women of colour, are women too. We are their sisters. I long for the day that they call out and collect their fellow white people instead of letting women of colour do it time and time again at the expense of our mental and physical health. That is sisterhood. That is selflessness; and it is precious.”

Read Kesiena’s post, “It’s Time for White Feminists to Stop Talking About Solidarity and Start Acting.”

posted by Ashley Cason and Marg Herder

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