Alyssa Milano can’t stop herself from regularly tweeting up a man-hating crapstorm. Internet rants appear to be one of her favorite pastimes (see IRONY ALERT: Alyssa Milano Pens Braindead Abortion Tweet. Proves She’s Downright Evil.). Brushing up on facts relevant to those rants? Not so much. Oh well, looks aren’t everything. Can’t have it all!
Her latest thought flatulence to stink up the Twittersphere? White feminists are becoming problematic.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) January 18, 2018
Here’s the thread she’s making reference to:
I don't believe in the ability of affluent white women to lead a feminist movement in such a way that:
1) is intersectional
2) truly understands & addresses the reality & scope of white patriarchy & rape culture
3) centers the experiences of poor women & women of color pic.twitter.com/Hejpj4Tqr0
— Bree Newsome (@BreeNewsome) January 18, 2018
Bree Newsome goes on a bit of a rant here. Here’s a shortened version so you don’t stab your eyeballs with a nearby Sharpie out of frustration.
Am I saying there’s no room for affluent white women? No. I’m saying that the failure to recognize how WW hold a privileged position within white patriarchy, benefit from & perpetuate it in many ways is a constant point of disconnect b/w white feminism & intersectionality.
The stubborn refusal to acknowledge that white women benefit from the racialization of gender, that a true feminist movement must dismantle both patriarchy & racism at once, is a refusal to acknowledge the reality of structural sexism.
This is not a new issue, of course. When white middle class women were defining liberation as breaking away from being housewives & entering the workplace, most BW were having to work to support their families. Many by cleaning WW’s houses & caring for their children.
So, in closing, if you have concerns about the direction MeToo is going, I suggest listening to folks like Alicia Garza & Tarana Burke & taking cues from them about what the focus should be & not affluent white women penning editorials.
Leftism seems to be crumbling on all fronts. First it started with the Democrat party. Elizabeth Warren set her sights on Hillary for her corrupt corruptedness (see DNC IMPLODING: Elizabeth Warren Burns Hillary for Primary Scandal). Then BLMers turned on their precious media. Now feminists are getting their fair share of the self cannibalism.
This is what happens when an entire movement operates by elevating victim groups. In the contest of victimhood, only the most disenfranchised people get rewarded. So all those classic liberal leaders who thought they were “helping” minority groups are now being torn down and replaced by them. Yay progress!
I, for one, quite enjoy watching the leftist hate machine eat itself. If last year was any indicator, 2018 should be rather entertaining.