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okanogen's picture

I think I just got teleported back to February, 2008.

The “we” in “we have fought for everybody else’s equal rights” in Arquette’s rousing feminist appeal for fair pay and equal rights ignores how white women as a group have historically been, and in many ways remain, deeply invested in systems of white privilege and white supremacy in the United States and the West.

In the United States, white women actively supported Jim and Jane Crow. There were also women’s and children’s auxiliaries of the Ku Klux Klan.

All you need to do is substitute "Patricia Arquette" with "Hilary Rodham Clinton".

Oh! Lol! Here's an awesome tweet:

Yada yada women, what about black people in Hollywood Patricia Arquette?

— Milly T. Ribbs (@j_millerdark) February 23, 2015

Apparently there is like, a finite amount of equality. Only so much to go around.

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DCblogger's picture
Submitted by DCblogger on

No matter how women stand up for ourselves, there is something wrong with it.

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Submitted by chezmadame on

In this country, all qualified men had the vote before any qualified woman had the vote, so I guess the argument could be made that male privilege (including black male privilege) sometimes trumps white privilege. Or to quote the words of an esteemed phlosopher, "bros before hos".

But more importantly, I wonder whose interest it is in to have diverse marginalized groups at each other's throats instead of standing together. Hmmm...I wonder.