Murkowski and Collins Are Not the Feminist Heroes You Want Them To Be
Naomi LaChance

Thank you for correcting the lens focus on this. I’m sick to death of being expected to celebrate and champion women who have power just because they are women, even if they are every bit as awful as their male counterparts. By itself there’s nothing wrong with the idea that we need our seats of power to better reflect our diverse society, but the problem is what happens to human beings when they get a seat of power. Too many members of marginalized groups are quick to throw their less upwardly mobile compatriots under the bus once they get theirs, yet it’s assumed that their mere presence is somehow automatically improving representation an giving voice to the oppressed. We have got to get over what things look like on a cursory glance and start paying attention to what things actually are.

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