by Lily Bolourian
Bolourian is an undergraduate student at George Mason University in Virginia where she co-founded the student group Patriots for Choice. She currently serves as a fellow for the Obama campaign and is a proud Maryland native. You can find her being silly at heygirlitsbarackobama.tumblr.com,heygirlitsthecomebackteam.tumblr.com, and ranting on Twitter @LilyOutLoud.
After receiving an outpouring of unexpected support stemming from my piece about how women of color deserve much more out of feminism and from their white feminist sisters, I took to Twitter to further discuss this problem.
Here you will find the Storify of my long Twitter rant on how exclusive feminism has always been and continues to be, despite hollow words spoken by leaders in the movement claiming to be concerned with inclusion. If inclusion was indeed as important to the agenda of feminist leaders as they would have you believe, women of color would be included and made to feel wanted in this movement on a far larger scale than they are now. Period.
Take a look and let me know what you think. As a good ally should, I welcome any and all criticism.
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