Originally posted by @suzianne
You do no favors to feminism when you slam other feminists for their writing just because they don't make racism the entirety of their focus on sexism. It does no good for feminism to shout down women writing about blatant sexist bastards for no reason other than they didn't talk about how worse non-white women have it. No woman needs you to claim that t ...[text shortened]... is hurts you to your core, in an article about sexism, the focus was not on racism, but sexism.
First of all, the White Feminist Suxianne already has quite a record of
lying tirelessly about why I condemn her White Feminist beliefs.
Suzanne loves to reiterate the LIE that I criticize her or any other woman
just for being white rather than for expressing racist White Feminist views.
Suzanne prefers to ignore my citing some white women who condemn White Feminism.
I already know that the arrogant White Feminist Suzianne loves to regard
White Feminists as above criticism. As a privileged white woman,
Suzanne would be expectef--like other White Feminists--to assign
much more value to the lives or deaths of two privileged white women
than to the lives or deaths of three or four non-Awhite men.
In particular, the three young Chinese American men murdered by
Elliott Rodger can be easily written off by white Americans as "collateral
damage", whose lives have no value in terms of US racial politics.
When I have cited the extraordinarily lenient sentence (no time in prison,
fines of about 3000 USD) given by a white judge to the white men
convicted of killing Vincent Chin, not even one white person here
expressed any criticism of this sentence.
White Feminists like Suzanne should stop being so arrogant that they
tell us non-white women what's supposed to be best for feminism or all women.
We do NOT need the 'advice' (sarcasm) of superior White Feminists
to decide what's in our best interests as intersectional feminists.
White Feminists have a poor record of listening to or respecting us.
Among her fellow white Americans, Suzanne may find it easy to congratulate
young white Americans on their supposed absence of racism.
But non-white people know that taking the first few steps away from
racism does not mean that the journey's close to being complete.
White people have much more painful work to do in order to overcome
their deep racism. Only a few white people (such as Jamie Utt) seem
to have enough self-critical honesty even to start that kind of work.
In an earlier post (which Suzanne apparently ignored as usual), I quoted
a Black Feminist sharply criticizing the arrogant dishonesty, hypocrisy,
and self-serving racism of White Feminists (like Suzanne).
She concluded with "Dust to liberal White Feminism".
She's right in believing that White Feminism does NOT aim for the
liberation of non-white women from racism, which privileges white women.
White Feminism aims instead to raise white women to the same
position of power that white men already have over non-white women.
Contrary to her arrogant pretension of having White Feminism speak
for all women, Suzanne may fail to grasp that White Feminists are only
a small minority of the world's diverse women. And most of the rest
of us have reasons to regard White Feminists as, at best, a false ally.
We would prefer that White Feminism be destroyed (even if that would
give sexist men a temporary sigh of relief) and a more inclusive
Intersectional feminism rise over its ashes.
As a white woman born into an affluent supportive family, Suzanne
has benefitted from class and racial privilege all her life, despite her
personal tragedies of abuse (with which I have offered sympathy
without condescension). So it's hardly surprising that Suzianne's
cherished brand is White Feminism, a racist ideology (relatively popular
among racist white men here) that aims to keep her racial privilege.
And I suppose that I should not be naive enough to imagine that
Suzanne would not fight tooth-and-nail and become a shameless liar
on behalf of White Feminism.