Saturday Night Card Game
We have noted before the tensions between white liberal feminists and non-white liberal feminists.
Sometimes it breaks out into a Twitter War, as it did when #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen hashtag unleashed bitter intra-feminist racial grievances.
Or when Joan Walsh of Salon.com got into a twitter war with some ladies who did not like Walsh’s condescending “professional left” attitude towards women of color, Dem Base Fractures Into Twitter War And Charges Of Racism Against Professional Left.
This past week, for reasons unknown to me, the eruption used the hashtag #WhiteWomanPrivilege.
It was like Festivus, the airing of grievances:
There was not enough popcorn growing in the States of Iowa and Nebraska combined to cover this outbreak of intra-feminist racial greivances.
Here are some of my favorites, but by all means scroll through the hashtag — but don’t get any butter on the couch please:
— BlackNDN Aspie (@MochaLisaccino) January 14, 2014
— Afropolitan (@Payitforward87) January 14, 2014
— Africa is Home (@panafrikanist) January 14, 2014
#WhiteWomanPrivilege is trying on hijab for a day & taking it off then being praised for how *~*open minded & accepting*~* you are.
— Ainee Fatima (@Faineemae) January 15, 2014
#WhiteWomanPrivilege is thinking that having kids with or being married to a non-white person makes you an expert on race and racism.
— AndreaT (@NicT10) January 18, 2014
— ् (@HabibahPerez) January 14, 2014
Of course, when these wars break out, some conservative trolls just can’t help themselves:
Scrolling though #WhiteWomanPrivilege, I see a lot of gender studies grad students who'll have trouble paying off their student loans.
— jon gabriel (@exjon) January 14, 2014
— Hand of Doom (@djwolf76) January 14, 2014
Nobody expects the #TwitterInquisition!
— Adam Baldwin (@AdamBaldwin) January 14, 2014
And of course, someone has to drag Elizabeth Warren into it:DONATE
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