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Feminism & Race

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Racism is a feminist issue. Racism is a feminist issue –just as much as sexism, homophobia, and any other type of discrimination. Many newcomers to feminism don’t know this; many veterans forget about it. In battling for contraceptives, petitioning against politicians who don’t believe in a woman’s right to choose, arguing over the wage gap, and so many other urgent…

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Combatting Derailment Tactics

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Feminist Activism Isn’t One-Size-Fits-All Feminism isn’t a movement with one single goal, but rather, a series of movements dealing with different types of oppression across many identities. In fact, treating feminism as if it were only about women results in the deliberate erasure of women who are oppressed due to race, ethnicity, class, and/or sexual orientation, among many other identities,…

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Privilege 101

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What is Privilege? We can define privilege as a set of unearned benefits given to people who fit into a specific social group. Society grants privilege to people because of certain aspects of their identity. Aspects of a person’s identity can include race, class, gender, sexual orientation, language, geographical location, ability, and religion, to name a few. Privilege is the…

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