Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Feminist Apologies

There's been a lot of discussion around feminism and racism in the feminist blogosphere of late, and for those wanting a primer on what's been going on, you can check out Jessica Valenti's apology over at feministing, Seal Press editors' apology over at the Seal Press Women's Interest blog, and important commentary from women of color bloggers including Racialicious, The Angry Black Woman, for starters.

While the issues are REAL, many who know Jessica (myself included) feel that she has been the target of some undue criticism (though also some that's merited, as she herself acknowledges). While the context is different, I still can't help but think about the trashing that went on in the 1970s when a "leader" in the movement emerged.

It's complicated, I know, but oh how history repeats.

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