Bring it on.
The problem can be summarized thusly:
Can white feminists ever be able to understand the experience of WOC feminists?
Do women of color experience feminism differently than white women?
Do women of color care about different care about different issues than white women?
Has this argument gone completely off the rails?
Here’s my answer:
We all care about the exact same things, but we lack the perspective to realize that all of these issues are intricately interrelated. My suggestion is that we STFU and CTFD, and let’s draw some parallels. Bickering only makes us look disorganized, and it is this fracturing that has failed us EACH AND EVERY TIME. We need to discuss the inequalities within the movement, and it is imperative that we find a way to do this in such a way that it includes both older and young feminists alike. A recent article by Robert Reich discusses these differences in greater detail. One July 24th, 2013, he writes in the Huffington Post that: