johnnygirl asked: you're right, we're not fighting for the same cause, but we should, at least for a group of causes and not just one, and we'll never get it done if we perpetully invalidate other people's way of dealing with feminism just because they're white. And yes, white privilege is always there but it is not a wall, it's a door. It's up to the person to go past it or not. We are not robots with unchangeable settings. We can all separate ourselves from privilege.
It’s on the person with privilege to not invalidate WOC’s ways of dealing (which includes pointing out privilege and how white feminists do problematic things), not on WOC to make it easier for you all. If someone’s way of dealing with feminism includes not checking their privilege, not including WOC, being racist, ignoring the fact that WOC face different struggles than white women, etc, then that person really doesn’t deserve to be validated. That’s not a different way of dealing with feminism, that’s just a way to mask one’s racism and desire to only focus on one’s privileged self behind a label that’s supposedly ~for all women~. Of course people can be aware of their white privilege and all that, but it’s not like fighting for a certain cause automatically means we have to trust you.
Wait, hold up, I just read that last sentence. Did not see that when I read it through the first time. You CANNOT separate yourself from your privileges. They are there. And we benefit from them (depending on the privilege, maybe not all the time, but certainly at least some of the time we all benefit from whatever privileges we have).