Essays, Feminism & Women's Issues, Fighting White Supremacy

The Suffragist Problem: Roots of White Feminism

by Candice Huber, The Dissenting Cupcake “The history of American feminism has been primarily a narrative about the heroic deeds of white women.” - Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Words of Fire: An Anthology of African-American Feminist Thought As Beverly Guy-Sheftall states in the quote above, the narrative of feminist history has primarily been about the heroic deeds of [...]

Essays, Feminism & Women's Issues, Fighting White Supremacy, Lifting Voices: Guest Posts

Dear White Women: This is Not About Us

by Rosie Campos There were still three states that were “too close to call,” and I could barely keep my eyes open. As I climbed under the covers, my head was reeling. We were so sure. A little over 24 hours earlier, I was standing in the sunshine in front of the Cathedral of Learning [...]

Essays, Feminism & Women's Issues, Fighting White Supremacy

So What is White Feminism, Anyway?

by Candice Huber, The Dissenting Cupcake white feminism noun a brand of feminism centered around the ideals and struggles of primarily white women feminism that doesn't understand western privilege or cultural context. feminism that doesn't consider race as a factor in the struggle for equality. a set of beliefs that allows for the exclusion of [...]

Essays, Feminism & Women's Issues, Fighting White Supremacy

The Problem with the Women’s March on Washington and White Feminism

I debated whether or not to share this story, and then I thought it could be used as an educational experience for others, so here we are. Right after the election, I underwent a flood of emotions, like many of you. I experienced everything from depression and anxiety to outright anger and aggression. I was [...]