These women changed feminism forever with their scholarship. Let’s vow to never forget their names.
“When will white feminists take collective responsibility for educating themselves? When will they understand the power at play that sings in their skins? We don’t exist in a vacuum and women of colour don’t exist to hold their hands and explain in painful detail why their behaviour continues to hurt us. Intersectional feminist politics are not for white women to co-opt as their own.”
You really need to watch bell hooks and Melissa Harris-Perry have this conversation.
bell hooks is still right, Hillary Clinton becomes a thing of television history, and Aubrey Plaza looks great in those glasses.
After the Trayvon Martin verdict, one particular (12-year-old) bell hooks quote blew up the Internet. It’s not the only part of her philosophy that still makes sense.