Why don’t more women of colour identify as feminists?

// 11 August 2007

Following on from zohra’s post yesterday, about the apparent paucity of black, British feminist bloggers, I highly recommend this recent episode of the Addicted to Race podcast, dealing with the issue of feminism and women of colour more generally.

Sparked off by some listener feedback from a woman who said (and I paraphrase) feminism has never done anything for women except address equal pay, feminism is by and for middle class white women, women should stay out of the workplace if they have children and so on.

Oy vey.

Podcast host Carmen Van Kerckhove and guest host Latoya Peterson do a great job tackling some of the issues this raises: many of which are very pertinent to the situation in the UK.

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