Apparently, a hate-read is still a read and since I’m on a roll this week I will keep at it.

The first week of November I posted an article about the Handmaid’s Tale outfits. The article was a cautionary suggestion about remaining intersectional and allowing all voices to be heard rather than co-opting the conversation that should include women of color and indigenous women. What blew my mind, but shouldn’t have, 4.1k reads later was that the majority of the comments were from women who are not of color angry about bringing race into the discussion.

Internalized misogyny is real and it appears we keep doing it to ourselves. We have to do better. Changing the conversation is not an affront to your position in society. Why are you trying to reinforce social constructs that harm you?




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