Move over

Here it is again, that idea that feminism is required to defer to everything else while the reciprocal obligation does not exist. Feminism, and feminism only, has to defer to all other social justice movements. What does that remind me of? Oh yes, sexism. It reminds me what has been required of women since forever.

It’s a new comment on the Hypatia grovel.

Ruth Pearce 1) I agree that this statement should have explicitly addressed the specific issue of anti-blackness.

2) A lot of people here talking about freedom of speech etc. I wonder how many of them a) are aware of how the peer review process works, b) have relevant academic knowledge and/or personal experience of racism and/or transphobia, c) have read the article?

Have you just come here from a media article that’s told you want to think in order to express the anger that said article stirred in you?

See? Feminists are supposed to have┬árelevant academic knowledge and/or personal experience of racism and/or transphobia, but anti-racists and trans allies are not supposed to have┬árelevant academic knowledge and/or personal experience of misogyny and sexism. Racism matters, but sexism doesn’t. Transphobia matters, but misogyny doesn’t.

Why would that be, do you suppose? Is there any reason for it other than the obvious one that even women, even feminist women, buy into the pervasive and ingrained belief that women’s concerns matter less than those of real people.

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