Chen Jiagang (Chinese, b. 1962)
Farm of Zhongxian, 2011
©Chen Jiagang/Courtesy of Edwynn Houk Gallery
Karen Miranda-Rivadeneira | Ecuador | U.S Diaspora
My mom braiding my hair like her mother did to her from the series Other Stories 1 | 1991 | pigment print
Mitchell Johnson, "Double Bosphorus", 2012 -13
"White feminism" does not mean every white woman, everywhere, who happens to identify as feminist. It also doesn’t mean that every "white feminist" identifies as white. I see "white feminism" as a specific set of single-issue, non-intersectional, superficial feminist practices. It is the feminism we understand as mainstream; the feminism obsessed with body hair, and high heels and makeup, and changing your married name. It is the feminism you probably first learned. "White feminism" is the feminism that doesn’t understand western privilege, or cultural context. It is the feminism that doesn’t consider race as a factor in the struggle for equality.
White feminism is a set of beliefs that allows for the exclusion of issues that specifically affect women of colour. It is “one size-fits all” feminism, where middle class white women are the mould that others must fit. It is a method of practicing feminism, not an indictment of every individual white feminist, everywhere, always."
Please, everybody: read this article!
Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison - Counterpoint
i don’t care if it’s a only a joke, please don’t make comments about how someone’s choice of field of study isn’t going to take them anywhere because it can be a great source of stress and your joke won’t help.
also, destroy the idea that we should only pursue dreams if they are likely to give you status in this capitalist piece-of-shit society.