everyday feminism

10 Things All White Folks Need to Consider about the #BaltimoreUprising

Protesters in Baltimore marching for justice for Freddie Gray

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.

When Privilege Goes Pop: How Today’s Mainstream Conversations On Privilege Can Hurt Justice Movements

Close-up of the dictionary definition of "privilege"

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.

From Truth Telling to Land Return: 4 Ways White People Can Work for Indigenous Justice

Indigenous person laughing, looking off to the side

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.

Why Our Feminism Must Be Intersectional (And 3 Ways to Practice It)

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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.