This is why women of color can’t trust white feminists


These signs were displayed by women attending the Slut Walk NYC protest.

This is exactly why me and other women of color have been hesitant to embrace the Slut Walk movement. White feminists continue to reduce, erase and trivialize racism and other intersecting oppression black women face on a daily basis. I would love to stand in solidarity with the Slut Walk movement, but I just can’t because women like the one holding this sign have no concept of what it means to face oppression on more than one front.

H/T to The Crunk Feminist Collective, which has an awesome post regarding the photo above and the ongoing racism plaguing the white feminists.