A Year in Review: The Top 10 Most Racist/Privileged Things White Feminists Did in 2013

I’ve never lived a year where this post wasn’t relevant.

In honor of the #stopblamingwhitewomenweneedunity hashtag (started via this Huffington Post article penned by the delightfully clueless Adele Wilde-Blavatsky) I’ve decided to put together a top ten honoring the many interesting methods white feminists employed this year to promote unity between themselves and feminists of color.

From refusing to defend feminists of color against attacks from the patriarchy (or from other white feminists for that matter), to deriding feminists of color for not being feminist enough, to blaming feminists of color’s oppressions on their own cultures (instead of, you know, patriarchy) white feminists sure have a funny way of expressing their desire for unity with feminists of color.

10. When 9-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis, the young actress and Oscar nominee, was called a cunt by The Onion in a poorly thought out satire attempt, white feminists decided that not defending her made sense because cunt shouldn’t be a bad word…

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2 thoughts on “A Year in Review: The Top 10 Most Racist/Privileged Things White Feminists Did in 2013

  1. Thank you for sharing; really most of the things you said apply to me, so relatable speaking truth like this was something some of needed to read. I’m glad I took the time to read this! ☺️ You are awesome in every way!!

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    1. Wow! Year made! Thank you so much for your comment. I felt like I had to reblog this because it was/is so relevant and it helped open my eyes to all the microagressions that we don’t even register until someone points it out. Thanks for contributing to the conversation and please come back anytime! Arraweelos like you is who I do this for :)

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