‘I’m a feminist: The women I love are not just women in dresses and makeup’
Feminists and feminist-leaning writers are frequently accused of being sexist, but there’s little evidence to support the claim.
While women are often stereotyped as being passive and weak in the face of oppression, it’s often women who are most vulnerable in this kind of oppression.
They’re the ones who need to stand up for themselves, but aren’t always able to do so.
But one writer recently discovered a more nuanced view of the intersection of gender, race, class, and sexuality.
In a new book, writer and activist Jen Bennett discusses the importance of understanding people who are both oppressed and empowered in order to empower them.
Here are some of her best quotes from her latest book, The Other Side of Feminism: A Feminist View of Women’s Lives: