What It Is and Why It Matters
Practicing feminism is something most women are proud to participate in, but white women in particular tend to be unaware of how exclusive feminism itself can truly be. Intersectional feminism is a term that isn’t widely used, but should be widely practiced.
Today, Sara and Misasha discuss what it means to be an intersectional feminist and why practicing it is so important. To better understand the history and impact of intersectional feminism and how you can implement it into your own life, tune into this episode of Dear White Women.
The history behind intersectional feminism
Recognizing white privilege without getting defensive
Finding your voice
Being aware of the words you choose to use
How white women collectively dominate feminism
The differences between radical feminism, feminism, and white feminism
Feeling invalidated by people who aren’t minorities
Fighting for the race of minimum wage
Why the white women experience is not the narrative for all women
Culture appropriation and cherry-picking traditions
How awareness can prevent potentially harmful behavior
Being inclusive of everyone, not just white women
Finding your own voice but listening to others
Advocating for other people’s issues but not speaking for them
How micro-aggressions can cause damage to people
Choosing to be aware of discrimination despite whether or not you experience it first hand
Modeling intersectional feminism for your children and others
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