[Image Description: A twitter conversation between lizzie c and British feminist writer Caitilin Moran:
lizzie c: “what a surprise @caitilinmoran loves lena dunham. white feminists who ignore the experiences of WOCs have got to stick together guys!!!”
Caitilin Moran: “@lizziecoan THANKS FOR YOUR INPUT”
lizzie c: “@caitilinmoran did you address the complete and utter lack of people of colour in girls in your interview? i sure hope so!”
Caitilin Moran: “@lizziecoan Nope. I literally couldn’t give a shit aboutit.”]
caitlin moran legitmately just told me that she could not give a shit about the representation of WOC. SHE JUST SAID THOSE EXACT WORDS. as one of the most prominent feminists in the UK today, her particular brand of white middle class feminism is THE FUCKING PITS AND I HATE HER. please excuse my rage but CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS.
her book is called ‘how to be a woman’. HOW TO BE A FUCKING WOMAN.
can i not be a woman if i think representation of WOC in modern media is really important? more important than the representation of white women?
NO, CAITLIN MORAN
This just makes me so utterly and completely sad. It is really that hard to just stop, think, hold yourself accountable, and fucking CHANGE THE WAY YOU THINK, SAY, AND DO THINGS?
She’s obviously replying with snark as the OP came at her in anger, but whatthefuckever that shouldn’t matter. It’s not that hard to fucking recognize that this is NOT the way to handle this shit.
There is just so much going on here, I can’t even…
When it first debuted, given all the negative press surrounding Lena Dunham’s response to criticisms about a lack of diversity (among other things), I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about the show Girls.
Then I ended up watching it all in a marathon and sort of fell in love with it. But the reason why I fell in love with it is because I am privileged enough to be able to connect with the main character (at least in some instances). While her “chubby” dynamic is unique in that I don’t often get to identify with television characters and their bodies, being a cis white fat female - I get to take my pick of other cis white females on television to relate to, even if they aren’t fat.
It’s safe to say that this is a problem that is more widespread than can be fully blamed on one TV series. But then shit like this happens…And I’m reminded how these solitary instances and ways of individual thinking come together. How people, especially white feminists, need to be called out on this shit. How I’m super grateful that I’ve been called out on it.
I’m really only just coming into my own with regards to feminism and intersectionality and learning and processing and owning my mistakes and learning from them, but it doesn’t take a lot to understand that it is definitely worth giving a shit about, Caitlin Moran. It really is.