For the Record

Apropos of other infuriating conversations going on in the series of tubes recently, I just want to state, plainly, that I have no problem being identified as a cis woman, cis lady, cis feminist, white woman, white lady, white feminist, or any other related iterations thereof.

I am both of these things.

I am a cis woman. I am a white feminist.

These are both parts of my complex identity which are privileged by the larger culture and the feminist movement.

Being reminded of my privilege does not feel hostile. It feels like a request to please be vigilant, to please remember not to misrepresent my experience as universal.

I've got no reason to be angry about that, and neither does anyone else.

[Related Reading: Feminism 101: Situational and Relative Privilege.]

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