i am not sure why this needs to be said but: just because a woman is powerful does not make her a feminist nor does it make her a feminist icon if she doesn’t use that power to liberate other women.
to say or imply otherwise is to buy into propaganda and to have a belief in trickle-down empowerment is to say that other women’s lives are worth less than your own.
"White men make up approximately 36% of the population, but commit 75% of mass shootings. What would be called terrorism by any other skin tone is suddenly some mysterious unnamed disease. We as a society are perfectly happy to further stigmatize mentally ill people, who are far more likely to be victims of violence than commit violence, in the service of protecting white supremacy and male entitlement."
Resubmitting this because the original did not cite the original author, and plagirizing of WoC’s work is a serious and rampant issue. We cannot allow them to do this difficult work without acknowledging the value of their work. If you reblogged, please delete the original and reblog this version.
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Shama shama elma commama!
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