I'm so furious right now, I can't write very much about this. More to come later this week when I have time to calm down.
Have you ever read something or overheard a conversation that makes you so furious that you could swear it has taken years off your life?
That's pretty much what happened when I read this article from the Washington Post about Hillary and feminism. I don't know if I want to vomit over NOW now or later. Essentially implying that Black womyn are choosing "race over gender," young women are "forgetting" that their rights came from feminists like Hillary, and Barack supporters are only supporting him because we are anti-womyn.
NOW has officially lost any credibility with me. It lost the 2 grains of sand it earned over the past 7 years. Does anyone need further proof that "mainstream" feminists like Steinem and "mainstream" orgs like NOW are living in a world run and dominated solely by white women who have NO NO NO idea what true equality for ALL womyn look like? How many more times will they box womyn of color as unthinking mules who cannot choose for themselves? How many more times will media manipulate feminism into guilt tripping womyn to vote for another womyn simply because of gender?
My call to my readers: pull back the blankets to see the naked truth of politics, media, and "feminist" organizations. The greatest challenge to radical liberation is mainstream feminism.