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

Why Tubby & Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop Removed “Fables” From Our Shelves

by Candice Huber, The Dissenting Cupcake Each year, I attend Gen Con, the largest tabletop gaming convention in North America, and the experience of being surrounded by so many like-minded people is, simply put, amazing. Everything from the Writers' Symposium to the panels to the gaming leads me to inclusive, progressive, accepting people and genuinely interesting [...]

Book Reviews & Book Lists

Read Your Way Out: The Best Books to Read for Those in Despair about America

The start of Donald Trump's first term as our president has been a dumpster fire of racism, misogyny, Islamophobia, xenophobia, and general bigotry. We've let fear divide us. The monster "other" scares liberals and conservatives alike. The difficult part is getting all of us to remove the "monster" costume from the "others" and see that we're [...]