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Going somewhere, which I'm sure to do if I only walk long enough.

I'm from Australia and I'm passionate about travel, writing, and feminism. These are a few of my favourite things: NYC, Twin Peaks, Émile Zola, Stephen King, Broad City, It's Always Sunny, The X-Files, Peanuts, T. Rex, David Lynch, and Quentin Tarantino. I also love, love, love horror movies. I get shippy occasionally. These are my lady heroes. I have an Alice in Wonderland collection. I'm a child at heart and plan on staying that way. If you ever need someone to talk to, I'm your girl.

Je dois être fort.

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"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.

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