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Feminism can only succeed if we accept diversity. There is no way we can fight against a system as strongly entrenched as patriarchy if we keep up all this in-fighting about who is a good feminist and who isn’t a feminist at all. Feminism shouldn’t be about whether a veil is “okay” or not—it should be about whether a woman was forced to wear a veil, just as it should be about whether a woman in Paris was forced to wear a mini-skirt. It should be about the effects of capitalism, of racism, of Islamophobia on the everyday lives of women. Feminism has the potential to be greatly emancipatory by adopting an anti-racist, anti-homophobic, anti-transphobic and anti-Islamophobic rhetoric, instead of often actively being racist, homophobic, transphobic and Islamophobic.
- The “Feminist” Group, FEMEN. (piecesofidentity.femficatio.com)
- Debating Creative Feminist Tactics: Moran and Femen (thefreeonline.wordpress.com)
- Topless warriors start boot camp for global feminism (rawstory.com)
- “The only way to get attention”? FEMEN discussion at The Stream (thefword.org.uk)