The Examined Life
|Hi! I'm Paula and welcome to my side blog, which I have created for the express purpose of posting more serious social justice related content.
I am a cisgendered eighteen year old girl living in Massachusetts, attending college and spending much too much time on the internet. This blog is more of a personal journey of awareness and I invite you and encourage you to come along for the ride if you feel so inclined. I by no means claim to be perfect and I know that I have a to learn. I hope this blog will help in that mission.
If anything bothers you, or you have any comments, criticisms or concerns; please don't hesitate to reach out to me.
"White feminism" does not mean every white woman, everywhere, who happens to identify as feminist. It also doesn’t mean that every "white feminist" identifies as white. I see "white feminism" as a specific set of single-issue, non-intersectional, superficial feminist practices. It is the feminism we understand as mainstream; the feminism obsessed with body hair, and high heels and makeup, and changing your married name. It is the feminism you probably first learned. "White feminism" is the feminism that doesn’t understand western privilege, or cultural context. It is the feminism that doesn’t consider race as a factor in the struggle for equality.
White feminism is a set of beliefs that allows for the exclusion of issues that specifically affect women of colour. It is “one size-fits all” feminism, where middle class white women are the mould that others must fit. It is a method of practicing feminism, not an indictment of every individual white feminist, everywhere, always."