Triage, white women. Triage.
Cynthia McCabe

For this white woman, it really did come right down to pride. You’re absolutely right. I had to humble myself, quiet my sense of identity, of ego, in order to see things as they really are. I had to confront my privilege and my safety and my assumptions. It was one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself and my personal education.
Feminism absolutely does not start with white women. 
You put it so well so many times. I particularly love the description at the end of passing the mic. 
I didn’t really start learning about feminism, about the real world, until I started listening to women of colour. Now I understand that they’ve always been there first, ahead of us on every front. They’ve experienced misogyny in ways I never have and never will. I always knew I was standing on shoulders, but I’ve finally learned that most of those shoulders weren’t white.

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