Women Of Color, Lgbt Women, And Disabled Women Essay

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“White feminism” is a term that has become a hot topic in recent years. In the article “Shit White Feminists Need To Stop Doing” by Anne Theriault describes white feminism as feminist women who are cisgender and white only fighting for issues that directly affect their lives, while ignoring issues that affect women of color, LGBT women, and disabled women. Theriault claims at the beginning of her article that she is a feminist herself, yet effectively insults and oppresses other women throughout her article. Anne Theriault wrote a biased article filled with opinions and no facts showing that white, feminist women are less than anyone else.

In the article “Shit White Feminists Need To Stop Doing” Theriault claims that white women should stop “Believing Their Experiences of Marginalization Are Universal.” She explains that white women like to pretend that they understand the struggles of women of color, LGBT women, and disabled women (Theriault). Although a white, cisgender woman may not know what it is like to be part of the minority, it does not change the fact that we have all been discriminated against. This is not a discrimination contest. Just because someone has experienced a larger form of discrimination does not lessen that of others. Theriault insinuating that if a person has not experienced the same level of discrimination as someone else means that their opinion on the matter is invalid is oppressive to women, contradicting her claim that she is a feminist.…

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