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Interrupting Patterns of White Feminism.
In this movement moment when millions of white cis-women* are becoming mobilized and radicalized in opposition to Trump, how can we push the movement to organize beyond white middle class cis-women issues and towards racial justice? What common and historical patterns of white feminism should we make conscious and disrupt -- now and for the long haul?
*'Cis' describes people who identify with the gender matching the sex they are assigned at birth. For example, someone labeled female and assigned a 'female' marker on a birth certificate, who identifies as a woman. 'Trans' describes people whose gender does not match with the sex they were assigned at birth. For more info, click here.
For resources related to these questions, visit the White Noise Collective resources page.
The Problems with the White Savior Complex by Toi Scott presents a more local/domestic context for analyzing white saviorism.
In this article on The Struggle of the Veiled Woman, author Yusuf Jailani speaks to the assumptions underlying the bans of hijab and burqa and the importance of rooting liberation in our choices rather than the assumptions about those choices.