Locke had relegated a certain role to me, and to have stepped out of this role, even now, was for me to own space that didn’t belong to me. I was an illegal alien, in both history and our discussion group.
More than anything else, the women in my family have molded the person writing this today. The least that can be done is to honor them and other women by offering insights into how to effectively support the work of intersectional feminism. Here are just a few suggestions for how to be a better intersectional feminist ally.
Cultural appropriation is a centuries-old practice of disrespecting a culture by adopting aspects of that culture without regarding the significance of those aspects. These cultures typically belong to non-white peoples and the aspects stolen are usually religious or symbolic.
No one should have to experience the adverse effects that these studies entail, but even today, it still takes a man complaining for anything to get done.
Unpaid Internships are made to seem less exploitative because they offer “experience” and “exposure,” both of which rarely amount to an immediate, rewarding pay-off.
You are great at creating a unique space for female empowerment through exercise. For that, I want to say thank you.
Our patriarchal society has taught us to use our words as weapons, but imagine the world of difference that could be made if our words were used as an apparatus for understanding.
As a woman, I have been socialized to bear the emotional burden of the people I interact with– whether they are complete strangers or people I love and want to support.
The story seems to go the same way each time that we tell it: we are tired of facing physical, sexual, and verbal threats. However, in the case of harassment, it is also important to recognize a disparity in women’s experiences.
Gaslighting is a common psychological trick that removes accountability and stifles discourse by laying blame on the victim or convincing them that there is no problem to begin with.