5 Times 13-Year-Old Girl Meets World Star Perfectly Sums Up the Intersection of Race and Feminism
5 Times 13-Year-Old Girl Meets World Star Nails The Intersection of Race and Feminism
Super-smart Rowan Blanchard gets the concept of race and intersectional feminism way better than most adults.
Ms Blanchard, who plays the part of Riley Matthews on the popular Disney Channel sitcom, has invited a wave of praise after she responded with startling maturity to an Instagram questioner wondering what she thought about black vs white feminism. Blanchard recently spoke about gender equality at the United Nations annual convention.
5. On the difference between "black" and "white" feminism
"The way a black woman experiences sexism and inequality is different to the way a white woman experiences sexism and inequality."
4. On police violence against people of color
"People always seem to forget that black women are victims of police violence as well."
3. On how people react to black women speaking out
"We are so quick to applaud white women for commenting on race issues/issues discussions like #BlackLivesMatter but when a black girl comments on it she is told she is overreacting or being angry."
2. On why feminism should mean equality in general
"To only acknowledge feminism from a one sided view when the literal DEFINITION is the equality of the sexes is not feminism at all."
1. On how this logic applies to other marginalized groups such as transwomen too
"It is SO important to protect transwomen and trans youth too as they are incredibly at risk when it comes to sexual assault and hate crimes."
Read all of Rowan's response in her Instagram posts below.