The we-must-unite-under-one-feminism outlook smacks of wilful ignorance – without new ways of thinking, the movement will remain exclusive
Amnesty's Latest Research Into Online Abuse Finally Confirms What Black Women Have Known For Over A Decade
Now that we have a bank of intersectional data, it is time for action; to fix the glitch and end online abuse for good.
“There’s a lot more rage and a lot more anger in this march.”
If patriarchy is, as Bergdorf argued during her interview with Piers, "a structure that puts men at the top of power", isn't he right? After all, if our country is effectively run by women, how can there be gender inequality? Unfortunately, it isn't quite that literal.
Queer culture/drag culture for the most part has been synonymous with gay men, and has had very little space for anything else. When was the last time you saw a woman in full drag on RuPaul's Drag Race? Or maybe even a drag king?
We need an education system that will prove to be effective.
Straight people, whether men or women, should not go to a gay club unless they were invited by an LGBT person. The gay club is not for you. What this comes down to is straight people who are simply not used to being told they may not be welcomed based on their sexual orientation.
When we decided to create a feminist podcast, we knew that the world didn't need to hear from more voices like ours. We are two white women with many other privileges that are important to recognise. The things we take issue with are small parts of a larger problem.
Zuckerberg wasn't considering the needs of feminists when he designed Facebook: he was thinking of college frat boys who wanted to get their rocks off. And the rules haven't changed; as feminists we're still operating in a relatively hostile environment, where the community guidelines are applied haphazardly, and without the safety of women and other marginalised groups being a priority.
Being South-Asian and Muslim are not to blame here, I'm merely acknowledging that as a female, South Asian Muslim, my intersecting identities have enabled me to notice gender inequality first-hand and experience the troublesome nature of sexual politics that have affected women for generations and are still affecting many of us today.