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View Diary: White Privilege Diary Series #1 - White Feminist Privilege in Organizations (481 comments)

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  •  This is again, not the primary issue. i don't care (6+ / 0-)

    what label women want to use (it is obviously easier to change labels than positions), it is just that the label "feminisim" has been so thoroughly appropriated (at least in the USA) by the middle class white women's community, I understand why women might want to choose another signifier.  Again, it's asking women of color and lower class working women to to accommodate themselves to the white middle class women's standards.

    •  And also appropriated by the corporatists. (0+ / 0-)

      Proof (for those of us old enough th remember the cigarette commercials):  "You've come a long way baby."

      "If you love your Uncle Sam, bring 'em home; bring 'em home." - Pete Seeger

      by brae70 on Mon May 23, 2011 at 05:57:31 AM PDT

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    •  Probably right. (0+ / 0-)

      The issues for a feminist is that women's issues cannot be separated from issues involving any group that is not treated fairly.  I remember as a law student going to an assertiveness class that was free for women law students.  All the women there were white and they were discussing how to be more assertive with their maids.  What?????

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