White feminists are an interesting bunch.  Actually, I think most people who label themselves “feminists” are, but that’s a different post for a different day.   The problem most women of color have with white feminists is the lack of intersectionality.  Sure, you can burn bras with your white feminist counterparts, but there’s always going to be an underlying issue.

White feminist still benefit from white privilege.

Black feminists? Privilege? What’s that?

Apparently there’s someone out there who understands these differences, but knows how to poke fun at them as well.   The person(s) behind the @WhiteFeminist Twitter account, is doing a great job at satire and realness, when it comes to white privilege and feminism.

Take a look at a few of most recent tweets:

 

 

 

 

I can’t say that I know too many white women who label themselves as a feminist, but these are pretty damn funny especially after reading about the issues women of color have with their white “sisters”.   I’m just going to wait for someone to create a male feminist parody account, another label  I find interesting.

 

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  • AnnT

    -My hair gets so frizzy in the summer humidity. I completely understand what WoC with kinky hair go through.
    -Chris Brown is the worst abuser of all time. #NP John Lennon
    – I don’t see color #colorblind
    #OMG Amanda Bynes looks like Blac Chyna-(Didn’t they steal that from here and other Black women-oriented blogs??)
    Cunt is no longer a bad word, if f Curly Q can get lampooned for it via the Onion the point is now moot
    -We all have the same struggles

    [A random Black celebrity] is #BAMF because she’s {whatever current lexicon for sassy] that you gleaned from Black Twitter

  • O’Phylia

    A+++++++

  • B

    i feel like they should already have a male feminist one. They have a Feminist Taylor Swift twitter page (which is hilarious) and a Feminist Kanye one (slightly less hilarious probably due to the overuse of caps lock)

  • Please Please correct me if I wrong.
    This writer says:”Black feminists? Privilege? What’s that?”

    I am a Black feminist. I understand white privilege. But I also know that I have had an easier time getting an education, going to private high school, and getting into college because I am middle class (so I could afford to go to private school and I can afford to pay for grad school application fees).
    It is not the same as white privilege but doesn’t that mean I enjoy a sort of privilege as well?

  • Eduardo

    White privilege is only one problem, but feminism in general is seriously messed up (racism, classism, victim-narcissism, ideology-based, light on academic credentials, etc.). Feminist activism today highlights the divisions within the movement: second wave vs. third wave, middle class vs. working class, passive-aggressive moralists vs. the “sexually empowered” types and so on (see Slutwalk, Alice Walker vs. her daughter, debates around Beyonce, NOW lobbying, Fat Acceptance…). Reading bell hooks many years ago was an interesting moment for me, debunking feminism and the whole “sisterhood of women” thing.