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Dear White Women


Jul 5, 2022

For the past 3+ years, we’ve been getting loud on this podcast, where our stated mission is to help White women use their privilege to uproot systemic racism without centering themselves in the process. This summer, we’ve been specifically focused on answering the question we often get, “what can we do to be more anti-racist?” and have been releasing bite sized pieces of our work, especially with regard to our recent book, so that we can help White women and allies do this work.

Then, we got a gut punch last week in the form of the Dobbs v. Jackson opinion, which effectively overturned Roe v. Wade and left the regulation of abortion access up to “elected officials of the states,” which set off a number of trigger laws and leaves abortion, and reproductive justice in general, in jeopardy for anyone who has a uterus, or any birthing person, in this country. 

So today, we are responding with our thoughts and suggestions.

 

What to listen for: 

  • The problems we had with some of the knee-jerk reactions we saw from White women on social media
  • How disappointing it is to hear so many stories of senior-level White women not speaking up against this decision to remove bodily autonomy from women in the United States
  • Things to stop doing (stop playing the game; stop letting men control the conversation; stop resorting to performative allyship on social media, 
  • Things to start doing (start putting being a woman first before being White; start learning from people who’ve been in this fight for a long time, as in, Black, brown, and other marginalized identities; start using your voice in your own spheres of influence 

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