Home   •   About   •   Content Use Policy   •   Comment Policy   •   Donate   •   Ask   •   Archive
February 2013

The failure of feminism to interrogate race means that the resistance strategies of feminism will often replicate and reinforce the subordination of people of color, and the failure of anti-racism to interrogate patriarchy means that anti-racism will frequently reproduce the subordination of women. These mutual elisions present a particularly difficult political dilemma for women of color. Adopting either analysis constitutes a denial of a fundamental dimension of our subordination and works to precludes the development of a political discourse that more fully empowers women of color.


Kimberlé Crenshaw

And this is where my political ideology, as a Womanist who embraces Black Feminist Theory and Intersectional Feminism starts because of my own identity; but (as much of her writing alludes to as well, though not in this particular quote) I am also concerned with class, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity/representation and more. I cannot embrace White women’s feminist or Black men’s anti-racist interests if they are not intersectional. I am not interested in any “equality” that requires the oppression of another person, for any particular identity facet.

  1. sociallyuncomfortable reblogged this from gradientlair
  2. fabulouslyfatfeminist reblogged this from gradientlair
  3. margaritasandmusings reblogged this from missturman
  4. missturman reblogged this from nedahoyin
  5. nedahoyin reblogged this from wheretruthechoes
  6. neighborhoodlesbia reblogged this from wheretruthechoes
  7. penelope4justice reblogged this from wheretruthechoes
  8. medusamirabal reblogged this from wheretruthechoes
  9. wheretruthechoes reblogged this from revolutionary-afrolatino
  10. randomidiocyncrazies reblogged this from sweetmousse
  11. chizzychk reblogged this from revolutionary-afrolatino
  12. kickair8p reblogged this from calystarose
  13. waepenlesbian reblogged this from baeddelpherneliatakesthesquare
  14. calystarose reblogged this from thisblackwitch
  15. sweetmousse reblogged this from thisblackwitch
  16. thisblackwitch reblogged this from idanceitarotiart
  17. blackberriesandchocolatejuice reblogged this from revolutionary-afrolatino
  18. seducinglife reblogged this from revolutionary-afrolatino
  19. addressunknownn reblogged this from revolutionary-afrolatino
  20. empoweredpeopleofcolorunite reblogged this from revolutionary-afrolatino
  21. blackgoldgoddess reblogged this from planetfaraway
  22. earthtoalake reblogged this from revolutionary-afrolatino
  23. baeddelpherneliatakesthesquare reblogged this from marchcouldbedarker
  24. planetfaraway reblogged this from revolutionary-afrolatino