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Addressing my privilege as a white woman

Posted in Feminism
on November 5, 2017

I am white, cis-gendered, able-bodied, and heterosexual. The only way I could be more privileged in life is if I were male and rich.

I want to talk about privilege.

Discovering my privilege has not been an overnight thing. It’s been a gradual process whereby I’ve tried to educate myself and become more aware of all the ways in which I am privileged. This process has been helped, in no small part, by my membership of a secret feminist Facebook group who are all pretty awesome at being intersectional and calling each other out.

It has taken me a while to realise my privilege as a white person, purely because it was not on my radar and I don’t think of myself as racist. And that, in a nutshell, is the problem of privilege.

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6 Awesome Feminist Videos

Posted in Feminism
on September 14, 2017

I love to read other people’s writing, but hearing someone speak is inspiring in a different way.

I don’t need to tell you that societal pressure can be a downer for everyone sometimes. But women, collectively, understand the shame, critique and derogation directed toward them on varying scales, on a daily basis.

And that shit is tiring.

So, sometimes, I want to forget about patriarchal bullshit and feel awesome about being female. Continue reading