Sunday, May 14, 2017

Where Ideologues Go To Die

Suppose you started a fringe movement and nobody cared?
Everyday Feminism vows to find a way to survive “at a time when unapologetic white supremacists are in power” and at a time when “millions of readers” seek strategies “for healing from systemic oppression and for inclusive, effective activism.”

The website vows it will only go out of business with “one hell of a fight.”

“Help us resist,” Everyday Feminism implores.

Everyday Feminism claims to be “one of the most popular feminist digital media sites in the world.” The founder and CEO is Sandra Kim, is “a person with multiple marginalized identities.”

According to the “About Everyday Feminism” webpage, the site works “to amplify and accelerate the progressive cultural shifts taking place across the US and the world.” The site also helps people “apply intersectional feminism and compassionate activism to their real everyday lives.”

The term “intersectionality” means the study of links — “intersections” — between different forms of oppression and discrimination. The idea is to bind different groups of fringe activists together. Frequently, however, the concept tends to lead to friction because various fringe activists accuse others of putting insufficient focus on their particular, obscure causes.
Some people just want all the attention-and then wonder why they don't get any...

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