Thursday, July 31, 2008
White Supremacy and Profeminism
This topic cannot be contained within one post. So let's just call this post #1 on this matter.
The most immediate issue I want to address is what does it mean for women's liberation that Western profeminism is white-dominated and eurocentric?
To me it means this: our Western white supremacy will remain unchallenged in this movement, if this is, indeed, a movement.
A discussion among feminist bloggers about the degree to which radical feminism is white supremacist has been happening for some time. I do not recall this discussion ever happening among profeminist men: why? Because there are only a dozen of us? (I mean that could be the answer!)
If white men in the West control and dominate everything from media to the study of philosophy, how are radical women of color's voices and white feminist voices to be heard, let alone be responded to responsibly?
To which radical women of color and white women, feminist identified or not, is any white man fully accountable? To have politically active progressive to radical white men centralize the struggles of, and speak to the issues which most greatly impact women of color and white women worldwide--what would it take for that to happen?