Women & Race, Women's History

WOMEN Are WHITE: Or So Heidi Klum, J. K. Rowling And White Feminists Want Us To Believe.

Reading Time: 7 minutes WHITE WOMEN IMAGINE THEMSELVES THE EMBODIMENT OF WOMANHOOD Do you notice when white women talk about women in any capacity, they mean white women? This may seem like a clumsy mishap, but history tells us it is actually a social and political move to obliterate, to repudiate the existence of womanhood that is trans, Black, of colour. Indeed, this attitude…

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Women & Culture

How Women Are Taught To HATE Other Women To Protect Men’s Bad Behaviour.

Reading Time: 8 minutes FEMALE SOLIDARITY, sisterhood, sibling-hood, womanhood, women who have each other’s backs, is at the core of feminism. It is our source of power, our inspiration, but how are we to achieve it when we are taught to prioritise men? Whether it is boyfriends, husbands, fathers, sons, men we are yet to meet, men we will not meet. We women are…

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Women & Race

Racism And Prejudice: Why We Have Been Encouraged To Confuse Them.

Reading Time: 8 minutes “We lived, as usual, by ignoring. Ignoring isn’t the same as ignorance, you have to work at it.” Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale. (This was written before the 2020 Black Lives Matter movement, posting it unaltered) One thing you hear over and over again in discussions on race is that everyone can be racist. The acceptance of this fantasy stagnates…

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International Women's Day, Women & Race

Should Black Women Withhold Forgiveness For Injustices Suffered, And How Do They Confront Growing Resentment And Misogynoir?

Reading Time: 7 minutes The oppressors maintain their position and evade their responsibility for their own actions. There is a constant drain of energy which might be better used in redefining ourselves and devising realistic scenarios for altering the present and constructing the future. Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches All women are expected to forgive Forgiveness is defined as “the act of forgiving…

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Gender and Sexuality

LGBTQIA+ History Month: SEVEN Important Events/People That Teach Us The Invention Of ‘Homophobia’ Was Always About Power

Reading Time: 11 minutes WHAT IS LGBTQIA+ HISTORY MONTH? If the highlight of your February was not championing the rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, (LGBTQIA+) then I encourage you to do two things right away. Mark it in the diary for 2021 and allow me to run you through some notable events and individuals that have a significant place in…

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