from the introduction of Sisterhood is Global: The International Women’s Movement Anthology (pg.19)
Fellow white feminists - fucking take note of this, pls. Thanks.
see also: women who have lost their homes to foreclosure or are fighting to save them, women who are fighting to preserve access to education for themselves and their children. what are these fights if not feminist? remember when women couldn’t own property? now we’re losing it in much greater proportion than men. remember when women couldn’t go to college? now we’re being priced out of it, saddled with debt.
these are feminist issues, people. I don’t give a shit if the women trying to keep their homes call themselves feminist, I don’t care if the woman desperately trying to find a job to feed her family calls herself feminist, I don’t care if the kids sitting down with arms linked to protest tuition hikes (or marching in the streets) call themselves, feminist. these are feminist issues, and institutional feminism has basically ignored them.