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Intersectionality. iStock Is feminism for everyone, or just the middle class?

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The movement has grown in visibility and delivered gains, but critics say that the gains aren’t evenly distributed. Social media hashtags such as #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen call out supposed activists for setting agendas that address only the concerns of a single, relatively privileged group — middle-class white women. Coverage around incidents such as the Miley Cyrus-Nicki Minaj Twitter spat and Patricia Arquette’s poorly received 2015 Oscar acceptance speech have highlighted mainstream feminism’s tendency to leave some women out of the conversation.

10 Examples That Prove White Privilege Protects White People in Every Aspect Imaginable. If you checked out Jose Antonio Vargas’s documentary about White people, aptly titled White People, you’ll know that many White people struggle discussing race (not that some of you needed a documentary to confirm this fact).

10 Examples That Prove White Privilege Protects White People in Every Aspect Imaginable

Throw “White Privilege” into the discussion, and the awkwardness – and defensiveness – can multiply astronomically. What is White Privilege? Glogin?mobile=1&URI= When Whites Get a Free Pass. To White Feminists Who Don't Want to Discuss Racism: Here Are 7 Things You Need to Know. I used to roll my eyes and scroll past articles that talked about racism.

To White Feminists Who Don't Want to Discuss Racism: Here Are 7 Things You Need to Know

How Privileged Are You. Brazil Enslaved. An enslaved woman is sitting with her white charge in her lap.

Brazil Enslaved

She is well dressed in a pristine white headdress and an off-the-shoulder blouse, wearing bracelets and rings and necklaces. She stares straight at the camera, somberly. The image was probably commissioned by the family as a memento, according to experts. It creates the illusion that nannies in the slavery period were held in affection and even esteem. But the reality was very different, says Maria Elena Machado, one of the foremost experts on slavery in Brazil. A nanny with child, photographed in 1870 in Salvador de Bahia. Itoggle caption João Goston/Moreira Salles Institute A nanny with child, photographed in 1870 in Salvador de Bahia. João Goston/Moreira Salles Institute She says when you look at the images of enslaved women in Brazil, there are tiny ghosts in the pictures.

That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore (and it’s not because of “political correctness”) That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore (and it’s not because of “political correctness”) The Atlantic recently published the cover article for their September issue — it’s entitled “That’s Not Funny: Today’s College Students Can’t Take a Joke,” by Caitlin Flanagan. It is very similar in tone to recent essays that have appeared in Salon and New York Magazine, all of which argue that the recent rise in “political correctness” is destroying comedy, college campuses, liberal politics, and perhaps civilization more generally. 40+ Alternatives To Help You Stop Using Ableist, Homophobic, and Racist Phrases.

Ever Been Told to 'Check Your Privilege?' Here's What That Really Means. The first time I was told to “check my privilege,” I’ll be honest, I was angry.

Ever Been Told to 'Check Your Privilege?' Here's What That Really Means

I was defensive. And most of all, I was offended. It’s not like my life had ever been particularly easy. Growing up with bipolar disorder and being queer, I often felt like I was fighting an uphill battle. So for someone to suggest that I was privileged? The Pencilsword: On a plate. The rich get government handouts just like the poor. Here are 10 of them. A floating tax shelter photographed in its natural habitat.

The rich get government handouts just like the poor. Here are 10 of them.

Flickr user "OVER 1 MILLION VIEWS", CC. In case you are still skeptical that many of the non-poor — and, in fact, a lot of the rich — receive benefits from government, too (for which we don't make them pee in a cup or promise not to buy luxuries), we've rounded up some more examples below. 1. The mortgage interest deduction for big houses and second homes. Thanks to this tax break, the 5 million households in America making more than $200,000 a year get a lot more housing aid than the 20 million households living on less than $20,000.

This "Hunger Games" Actress Just Gave The Realest Explanation Of Cultural Appropriation - BuzzFeed News. The Difference Between Cultural Exchange and Cultural Appropriation. Not All Passports Are Created Equal, As This Map Will Tell You (INFOGRAPHIC) A passport from the United States allows its citizens free access to well over 100 other countries.

Not All Passports Are Created Equal, As This Map Will Tell You (INFOGRAPHIC)

But not all travelers have such an overwhelming spread of choices: Residents of Iraq, for example, can access only 31 countries with their passports. Venturing away from Afghanistan? Your options dwindle to 28 countries, according to the infographic below.* You might say we’ve been taking our travel freedom for granted here in the U.S. However, that freedom comes with a price. In this infographic map from the folks at GOOD*, countries are color-coded based on the “power” of their passports. See the full-size infographic here. *Infographic is based on data from June 2014. Also on HuffPost: The World’s Worst Passports 10. Lebanese citizens can access 38 countries without a visa. Annoyed When People Talk About White Male Privilege Or Whatever? Think They're Trying To Guilt You? The term "privilege" is loaded for some people.

Annoyed When People Talk About White Male Privilege Or Whatever? Think They're Trying To Guilt You?

I get it — it can cause feelings of guilt over something that isn't a favor you asked for. But what I LOVE about this series of posters from the University of San Francisco is showing that what's necessary isn't guilt, but simply awareness. We didn't make the world this way, but we don't have to sit back and just be passive beneficiaries of inherent inequities, either. Just by being aware, you can start to make the world a tiny bit more just. Here are six types of privilege to be aware of and a little primer on what that means. First, let's all agree that feelings of guilt aren't productive.

Click image to Zoom When we get to the root of the privilege concept, here's what it is. There's the privilege of never having to think twice about doing something requiring unfettered physical mobility. (Lone Mountain is a USF building atop a large hill with lots and lots of stairs.) 30+ Examples of Christian Privilege. 30+ Examples of Christian Privilege — Everyday Feminism. 101 Everyday Ways for Men to Be Allies to Women. I’ve considered myself a feminist and male ally to women for quite some time.

101 Everyday Ways for Men to Be Allies to Women

When I took my first Women’s Studies class two years ago with Professor Denise Witzig, little did I know that it would take me down an unsuspecting, beautiful, and transformative path towards feminism. Below, I’ve complied a list of 101 everyday ways for men to be allies to women. I must acknowledge that this post was written with cisgender, heterosexual men as a possible, target audience due to the lack of support from this group. Explaining White Privilege to a Broke White Person... Years ago, some feminist on the internet told me I was "Privileged.

Explaining White Privilege to a Broke White Person...

" "THE FUCK!?!? " I said. I came from the kind of Poor that people don't want to believe still exists in this country. Have you ever spent a frigid northern Illinois winter without heat or running water? I have.