Race, Feminism, and #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen on Twitter

One thing I write very little about here on the blog is race. Maybe this is something I should change, I don’t know, but I’m as white as you get and I grew up in an upper middle class family in a lily-white community, which means that I am awash in white privilege—and I try to make sure to always bear this in mind. As a result, I’m often hesitant about bringing up race here, because I don’t feel that I’m in a position to appropriately speak to the issue. I don’t want to appropriate others’ experiences or claim more understanding than I have. Instead, I try to close my mouth and listen when people of color, and especially women of color, speak of their experiences and what they need from white allies.

And so with this post, I want to point you, my readers, to the twitter hashtag #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen, which women of color have been using today to call out some of the hypocrisies of white feminism. Read, listen, grow. Here are some samples:

Read more at #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen.

And finally, one last tweet from another white feminist, with whom I agree completely:

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About Libby Anne

Libby Anne grew up in a large evangelical homeschool family highly involved in the Christian Right. College turned her world upside down, and she is today an atheist, a feminist, and a progressive. She blogs about leaving religion, her experience with the Christian Patriarchy and Quiverfull movements, the detrimental effects of the "purity culture," the contradictions of conservative politics, and the importance of feminism.


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