Does Feminism Have a Race Problem? Hum Yes


If you don't know who Hugo Schwyzer is, or how he's treated women of color, there's plenty of articles on the Internet to educate yourself. Why am I not explaining it? Because I refuse to dedicate anymore space to a person who's hijacked so much of it already. He's gotten more attention than the women he's abused and it's time we lend an ear to the women of color he's insisted on silencing.

After Mikki Kendall, one of the many women of color Hugo Schwyzer attacked online was met with anger rather than solidarity with white feminists, she said enough is enough and created a hashtag #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen. It was a moment for white feminists to stop talking and just start listening. It wasn't only necessary, it was long overdue. 


I highly encourage everyone take a moment out of their day to explore the hashtag right now. Here are some of the best tweets that came out of it began on Monday.






Source: Storify by Nichelle Stephens



Source: Storify by Nichelle Stephens



Source: Storify by Nichelle Stephens










Source: Storify by Nichelle Stephens

For more on why feminism can't exist without being inclusive and intersectional, please read an excellent piece by Shanelle Matthews at The Frisky.

What's your take on this? Let me know on Twitter and Facebook and don't forget to use the #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen hashtag.


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