Posts Tagged: solidarity is for white women

A Chat with Mikki Kendall and Flavia Dzodan About #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen

Early this week, Mikki Kendall started the hashtag #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen as a way of calling out the imbalances in feminist online media that permitted the micro-infamous Hugo Schwyzer to "target" (stalk, insult, try to erase the writing of) women of color while keeping his place on major platforms at these women’s expense. Wanting to open up the resulting discussion, I talked to Mikki as well as her fellow feminist writer Flavia Dzodan. Mikki, this was your initiative: did I get it right, and what else were you intending to draw attention to?

Mikki: That’s partly it. I was definitely pissed and [...]



Yesterday on Twitter, the "Solidarity is for White Women" tag blew up big time; here's a tweet from Mikki Kendall, the tag's originator, and three other good ones:

#SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen when WOC are treated as teaching tools & resources, not actual people by Big Name Feminism

— Mikki Kendall (@Karnythia) August 12, 2013

#SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen when mass school closings don't upset you as much as Beyonce calling it the Mrs. Carter Show

— Ayesha A. Siddiqi (@pushinghoops) August 12, 2013

Most anti-climatic moment of #solidarityisforwhitewomen: when you realize that almost every editor will hire a white woman to write abut it

— Aura Bogado (@aurabogado) August [...]