Welcome to Race Thursday ~ 8th November 2012

2490056817_039625450d_bNo not that sort of race! Although I’m imagining my friend’s mastiff cross racing with my chihuahua cross on board now and that makes me smile some. What I mean is where is the intersection between race and feminism? Race and woman? Where to “non-white” feminists fit and what can they bring to the conversation that represents their experiences of gender and activism? Does one size fit all when it comes to race/ethnicity and feminism? What follows will mostly consist of specific ethnicities and feminism, obviously I found these by searching for them so if you have any more nuanced or clever articles to recommend that deal with the intersection between cultural background and feminism, please send them our way!

Personally, while I think there are some universal factors, there is a lot of room for independent and differing thought and analysis when it comes to race and feminism and I think that it is arrogant and harmful for “western” feminists to think it’s ok to inflict their version of events on women from difference racial and ethnic backgrounds. This Thursday we’re going to explore the diversity of opinions out there when it comes to this particular intersection of feminism.

Blackfeminists.org is an online resource that started as a blog for all feminists decendent from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the original inhabitants of Australasia and North America. The blog is most definitely worth visiting regularly and the content and resources throughout are excellent.

Who can go past a twelve point plan for what black feminists want?! The black feminist working group certainly can’t so they’ve provided one for us all to enjoy.

A personal account of being told you can’t be muslim and feminist.

Muslim feminism is more than just hijab defense.

Not the best article about Australian Aboriginal women and feminism I’ve ever read but it brings up some key points about how Aboriginal women were left behind in the predominantly university educated second wave of feminism in Australia.

Disappointing or not, Benazir Bhutto was a potent symbol of what the Pakistani woman could be. 

The day that Germaine Greer appeared to suggest that family violence against Aboriginal women was “understandable”.

What is the status of Indigenous women in the Australian feminist movement?

According to this article, not all Indian feminists live in ditches…. so now I’m confused with my white-Australian view of the rest of the world…..

Feminists India, a blog with lots of writing about feminists in India, Indian feminists and issues for Indian women.

Is Burma/Myanmar a feminist utopia?

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About MsElouise

MsElouise is a community programs worker and feminist from Melbourne Australia. She likes to travel, write, rant and make people feel uncomfortable about their assumptions. She hopes to one day be remembered for changing the world just a little bit. Right now she does this by proving that teenage girls are a higher order of beings.

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