Hey white women, shut up & listen!

The Washington Women’s March, pussy hats, self-identified ‘inclusive feminists’; white women have been going hard lately to be part of the war on the patriarchy. We’ve stood in protest. We’ve shouted at the mediocre white men. Maybe one or two of us even contacted our local politicians.

But here’s the truth of it, what our delicate white ears probably don’t want to hear, we’re not the ones leading the resistance. We’re the stragglers, trailing behind. We owe all the ground gained so far to the work of women of colour. So what can we do as newcomers to be true allies to those women who’ve been fighting? Well, first of all, we can recognise the advantages we get for being white women…

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