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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: metagnat
2008-10-28 01:35 pm (UTC)
Feminism 101 is pretty good, but don't read the comments unless you want an exploding head. The blog was designed as a FAQ to which feminist bloggers could send trolls and well-meaning folks who aren't familiar with feminist terms and frameworks.

I also like Shakesville http://shakespearessister.blogspot.com/, which does feminist and progressive takes on news, advertising, etc.

If you're looking for something that specifically addresses race privilege and other issues around race, you might try the links here: http://theangryblackwoman.com/required-reading/

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