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White women taking over feminism and crowding out voices of black, yellow, and brown skinned women is soooooooo typical.
Last week, Emma Watson, known for her iconic role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films, delivered a feminist speech at the United Nations. Announcing the launch of the HeForShe campaign, she detailed how men and women together must combat gender inequality. The speech, though moving and deeply personal, unsurprisingly evoked the sentiments of certain white feminists. Vanity Fair heralded her words as “game-changing,” and other white women high in feminist ranks, applauded her speech.
Although her speech offered a solid perspective in the global feminist struggle, I am bothered by the response of certain white feminists and the outlets they sponsor. For example, the Vanity Fair piece is rife for criticism, but such criticism will go unnoticed or unappreciated by the smaller, richer, whiter feminist base.
Same goes for Emma Watson’s speech itself; although it’s important to include men in the feminist fight, there was…
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