12. Woman and White Feminism: Koa Beck, White Feminism
The Story of WomanMay 23, 202201:16:21

12. Woman and White Feminism: Koa Beck, White Feminism

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In this episode, I talk with Koa Beck about her book, White Feminism: from the suffragettes to influencers and who they leave behind

Not to be confused with feminists who happen to be white, Koa explores the ‘white feminism’ ideology of past and present, demonstrating how society commodifies feminism and systemically shuts out women of colour and other marginalised groups.

Some topics of discussion include:

  1. What white feminism is, along with it’s long and consistent history
  2. Who white feminism leaves behind (think: prioritising “mompreneurs” over women who can’t afford diapers)
  3. The role capitalism plays and the commodification of feminism
  4. Problematic language like “lucky”, “divisive” and the white privilege disclaimer
  5. What we can do to change things for the next generation

And more!

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