For some of us, it’s baffling when white people accuse us of “making everything about race.” Here’s the root of that reaction – and why putting down those defensive walls means powerful growth and transformation.
As a White person, I’m so frustrated in how so many of us are blaming people of Color for their own oppression and condemning them for expressions of grief and rage that make us uncomfortable and afraid. If you find yourself doing that, read this to learn what else you can do if you care about the people of Color who are literally fighting for their lives.
We live in a time when conversations about privilege have become incredibly commonplace. It feels like privilege has gone pop – and that’s not necessarily a good thing. Because when we talk about privilege, we must do so with the kind of complexity that holds people of privilege accountable. So how does pop cultural privilege discourse hurt movements for justice? Read on.
How would the US be different with a constitution focusing on human rights, rather than property rights? For one thing, it’d would’ve been harder for European colonists to legally justify slavery, genocide, and the left of land. We can’t rewrite the old constitution, but here’s why we need to act and what we can do to recenter Indigenous people in our country.
Intersectional feminism, at its core, is a practice of incorporating compassion and empathy into our feminist politic. It asks us to expand beyond the experience of white, middle-class, straight, cis, able-bodied women in order to be more inclusive. Then we can understand and address the oppressions that *all* people marginalized by patriarchy experience.
As male feminists, it’s easy to criticize the misogyny of the MRAs. But how often do we turn the lens around? There are stories from every era of the feminism — stories of men talking the talk of feminism, gaining trust, and using that trust to hurt, abuse, and act in profoundly anti-feminist ways. Here are six things we need to do starting right now to fight this.
Whiteness is a system that was created for the sole purpose of consolidating power in the hands of a few in the US. And so, we face a choice: continue to invest in white supremacy, which dehumanizes everyone, or stand on the side of justice and regain our humanity. Ask yourself: What are you willing to give? And then check out these four ways to divest from whiteness.