The Debate | Check your Privilege, Louise Mensch
By Nydia Swaby I’m a black woman, and sometimes even I need to check my privilege. Imagine that. I’ll never forget the day when my mother (yes my mother!) had to check my privilege. It was the most eye-opening moment of my life. Prior to that moment, I put many people – and I mean [...]Read more
The Debate | Intersectionality for Dummies
By Stephanie Phillips This post originally appeared on The Fourth Woman. There’s nothing more likely to rattle a black feminist’s nerves than supposed allies throwing out the intersectionality question. It seems to be flavour of the month right now as time and time again white, middle class, straight women (hmm there seems to be a [...]Read more
The Debate | Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
By Reni Eddo Lodge This post originally appeared on No Comment In 1851, black abolitionist and women’s right’s activist Sojourner Truth addressed the OHIO Women’s Right’s convention. “I think that ‘twixt de niggers of de South and the women of de North, all talking about rights, the white men will be in a fix pretty [...]Read more
The Debate | Intersectionality- Round 5
Over the last 9 months, white feminists have regurgitated the same arguments about intersectionality (I won’t provide links because, really, who needs to direct traffic their way?) For them, it is variously divisive, overly academic and, you can hear them sigh, not the point of their brand of feminism. Each time this happens, I feel [...]Read more
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye and the Turner Prize
by Aurella Yussuf Last week, the Tate gallery announced this year’s Turner Prize shortlist. Acclaimed for being ‘international’ in its make-up, the biggest surprise was perhaps the inclusion of Lynette Yiadom-Boakye – the first black woman to be shortlisted for the prize. I will not be surprised if much of the discourse that follows (especially [...]Read more
Feminism and Pornography
By Sapna This is a post about porn. Pornography! Sex! Hot in-and-out action, and the roles of Black people involved in this! (Have our Google hits increased yet?) Ok, enough exclamation marks. Sex is one of the few things that we all have an opinion on. When concepts like pornography and prostitution enter the conversation, [...]Read more
Welcome to Black Feminists, an online resource for black feminists descended from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the original inhabitants of Australasia and North America.
Black Feminists has decided to take the leap and go from being a blog to a fully functioning online resource and hub for all black feminists. We are still in the development stages and as you can see a lot of pages are not finished at the moment. Over the next couple of months we are hoping to create an online community page for black feminists to chat, set up our own merchandise, collate all of the feminist events happening in the UK and overseas and much more.
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