#SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen Tweets and Posts to Help You Shut Up and Listen

16 Aug

The big news in online feminism this week is the #solidarityisforwhitewomen hashtag, created by Mikki Kendall (@Karnythia), by which the frustrations and righteous anger of women of color is being directed, with a side of (justified) snark, at Big White Feminism. The catalyst for this eruption may have been the latest Hugo Schwyzer flounce off the internet and subsequent fallout, but the wounds go much deeper, as 65,000+ tweets will attest.

Here at Abortion Gang we – white folks and people of color alike – are struggling to put words to our varied reactions. In the interest of being allies we wish to amplify the voices of women of color who have spoken out through this hashtag by highlighting some of their work on these topics in the past. Here are some #solidarityisforwhitewomen tweets with links to relevant writing on race and feminism by the tweeter:

Sydette @Blackamazon / My Machete Never Faltered








Lauren Chief Elk @ChiefElk / An Open Letter to Eve Ensler







Grace @graceishuman / 10 thoughts…on mental illness, abuse, and survivors









Flavia Dzodan @redlightvoices / Yes, this is about race









Rania Khalek @RaniaKhalek / 40% Of White Americans Have Zero Non-White Friends










Aura Bogado @aurabogado / A tale of two best friends










Angry Black Fangirl @TheAngryFangirl / On Hugo Schwyzer’s defenders










Shanelle Matthews @freedom_writer / On #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen; Feminism Is Not Black And White










Child of Zora @EvetteDionne  / The Burdens of Black Motherhood










Ayesha A. Siddiqi @pushinghoops / You, Me, & Chris Brown










Feminista Jones @FeministaJones / While My Sisters Gently Weep

Feminista Jones








For brief background on the hashtag and on the history of racism in the feminist movement, see this great HuffPost Live segment with Mikki Kendall & Tara Conley. For more on the history of racism within online feminism, see brownfemipower’s tumblr.

One Response to “#SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen Tweets and Posts to Help You Shut Up and Listen”


  1. What I’m Reading | suggestivetongue - August 16, 2013

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