My name is Colin. I'm 19 from State College, Pennsylvania and I'm a Junior at Penn State (yep, third year student, not the flimsy "oh look how many credits I have" kind of junior).
There's a whole lot of gay on this blog, but also a lot of Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Sherlock, Disney, etc... You've probably come across one of my Frozen posts.
Gym Instructor: So what’s your favourite machine to use here at the gym?
Me: The Vending Machine
"White feminism" does not mean every white woman, everywhere, who happens to identify as feminist. It also doesn’t mean that every "white feminist" identifies as white. I see "white feminism" as a specific set of single-issue, non-intersectional, superficial feminist practices. It is the feminism we understand as mainstream; the feminism obsessed with body hair, and high heels and makeup, and changing your married name. It is the feminism you probably first learned. "White feminism" is the feminism that doesn’t understand western privilege, or cultural context. It is the feminism that doesn’t consider race as a factor in the struggle for equality.
White feminism is a set of beliefs that allows for the exclusion of issues that specifically affect women of colour. It is “one size-fits all” feminism, where middle class white women are the mould that others must fit. It is a method of practicing feminism, not an indictment of every individual white feminist, everywhere, always.
people wanting more non-offensive representation of bi/pan women in the media
people calling lesbians ‘boring’ and insisting that canon lesbians are bi/pan and shipping them with men
(All I wonder)