One of the basic tenets of feminism is that rape victims should always be believed (and a tenet I wholeheartedly agree with), however, it is always an eye opener to see many self professed White feminists denying victims of racism the same benefit. “It wasn’t racist!”; “that’s just being over sensitive!”; “you are seeing things”: these are not just isolated statements but I see them happen again and again, moreover, I’ve had had them directed at me when relaying my own experiences. 

I supposed it’s kinda easy to uphold this cognitive dissonance because rapists are “Other”, while acknowledging the experiences of victims of racism would require some deep self examination of one’s own values. 

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    victim-blaming is, I think, at the heart of most oppressions
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    YES to all of this. It’s also why I think that while it’s a bad idea to compare types of oppressions for so many...
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