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Feminist Critique [Oct. 28th, 2008|01:08 am]
Kelly J. Cooper
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This well-written article is a critique of white, privileged feminism:


(Ganked from louiseroho with my thanks.)

Thing is, I'm kind of a crap feminist. Not because I don't care, but because I guess I figured if I had the chemistry and the plumbing, I was all set.

But honestly, I know fuck all about the history, not to mention what worked and what didn't. I've got a little bit of a handle on white (and straight) privilege, but I don't get a lot of the references the author makes.

Is there a feminist primer I should be reading? (I did read the backpack essay.)

[User Picture]From: louiseroho
2008-10-28 11:59 am (UTC)
Perhaps http://www.feminism101.com/ would work.

The POC critique is that wanting equality does not get rid of White Privlege or its repercussions on those who don't have it. Feminism has hard time in being inclusive. Thus the lesbians and LGBT, the Muslims, the women of color, and other non-privileged classes get screwed by feminist initiatives because they do not take into account the needs of people who are not White.

It does seem to boil down to the equasions:

Liberal= extend privilege
Radical= remove privilege
Conservate= You want to do WHAT with my privilege?
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