fuck cops but like fuck white anarchist dudes who dominate anti-policing discourse and make it all about how the cops are out to get them personally, damn
• a transphobic woman is not a feminist
• a racist woman is not a feminist
• a homophobic woman is not a feminist
• an ableist woman is not a feminist
• exclusionary feminism is not feminism
I keep seeing this post reblogged, and it’s really irksome to me. The idea that “true” feminism hasn’t reified the oppression of others in some instances (as with FEMEN, for example) is not a good way to look at the issue, because feminism is clearly often riddled with all these problems. Feminists should seek to address transphobia, racism, homophobia, ableism, and exclusionary impulses in each other and themselves, and in some ways, this thinking makes calling-out (or “calling in” etc) taboo as opposed to a routine, productive practice amongst feminists.
In other words, I doubt the existence of a pure and blameless feminist who doesn’t have SOME shit to work on, or the existence of a movement without room for growth and progress.
Be A Body (侘寂)by Grimes
Shabop Shalomby Devendra Banhart
from Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon