Monday, March 02, 2009

Thought of the day...

Women of color and queer women are women. We are women. Our issues are women’s issues. They are inextricable from our womanhood. They are part of our feminism, and part of we want feminism to pay attention to, because these things are women’s issues. Your version posits that there’s regular women, who just do feminism, and then there’s those allies who drag those regular women in the trap of paying attention and giving energy to other causes–like the concerns of the women next to them who are brown, trans, and queer.

via Little Light, in a comment at Feministe

Not a ton of analysis on my part, except that it's a pretty clear explanation of why the issues of all women matter, and it was a "Hell yes" moment for me.