Quick Hit: The “Orâ€? versus the “Andâ€? – Women of Color and Mainstream Feminism

Latoya at Racialicious has a fabulous post up – here’s a teaser…

Little did I know that finding feminism was also the beginning of the anti-click moments, dozens of little conversations and actions that served as a constant reminder that I was different. Reading anthology after anthology on contemporary feminist work and only hearing one or two tokenized voices from women of color. Attending feminist gatherings and realizing that a lot of the situations and scenarios discussed were things I had never experienced. Trying to articulate my experiences, and being told that we need to focus on the “real� feminist issues. Things that impact “all� (read: white) women.

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