According to the Huffington Post, white women need to “shut the f**ck up.”
In a video posted on the Huffington Post’s Facebook page titled, “Why We Need To Talk About White Feminism,” Zeba Blay, a culture writer at HuffPost Voices, and Emma Gray, the senior women’s editor for the Huffington Post, explain why “White Feminism” is “so problematic.”
In the video, “White Feminism” is defined as “feminism that ignores intersectionality.” The video does not provide any more details about what that means.
“So, not all feminists who are white are White Feminists,” Blay reasons. “But most White Feminists are white because white people just don’t have to think about things like race on a daily basis,” Gray, who is white, elaborates.
“And we’re not just ‘pulling the race card,’” Blay claims. “White feminism excludes the experiences of basically, anyone who’s not white, cis and straight.”
The girls then go on to explain why this White Feminism is “so problematic.”
The reasons given for why White Feminism is so “problematic” include the notion that different races experience misogyny differently, the proclamation that it’s wrong for white feminists to fight for “equal pay” when there’s a greater wage disparity between women of different races, the idea that “police brutality should be viewed as a feminist issue,” and the statement that “white feminism ignores the role that whiteness plays in creating things like beauty standards.”
Although the video claims, “Critiquing White Feminism isn’t about silencing those [white] women,” it concludes with the statement, “Because sometimes, as white ladies, we just need to shut the f**k up.”