I am so embarrassed to be a white feminist right now.
Come on people, we all mess up, but I’m pretty sure you were all taught that the n word is never okay when you were itty bitty children with no concept of privilege.
Not to mention that listening to POC and not teling them how they should feel about something is pretty much the very foundation of being an ally.
Many fellow white activists are failing miserably on the basics of ~not being a racist~ and it’s fucking ridiculous.
[Image Description: A photo of me holding up a piece of paper and with a “bitch please” smirk on my face.]
Text on paper:
I’m a brown, queer, person with a disability, fat, happy on most days first generation college student (with 20,000+ in debt). I have faced barriers, obstacles, stares, negative b.s., being poor, being broke (because there is a difference) [Forgot to add: for my entire life].
I am not your 99%.
I am not the 1%.
I’m not even included! (Unless I force myself. But why should I have to?)
More of these, please.
[Image: A pair of hands holding up a sign that says “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor”. Desmond Tutu.]
An open letter to fence walkers:
There is no such thing as neutrality.
Radical folk everywhere.
Yep. You can’t be neutral on a moving train.
LOL, I’ve always loved this one.