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7th Dec 2022

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Against white feminism: European edition

  • Author Rafia Zakaria wrote Against White Feminism, arguing it fails 'to cede space to the feminists of colour who have been ignored erased or excluded from the feminist movement' (Photo: Helena Malikova)

Author Rafia Zakaria turned the feminist world upside down with her bestselling book Against White Feminism.

White feminists, she writes, fail "to cede space to the feminists of colour who have been ignored erased or excluded from the feminist movement."

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In this episode Rafia talks with the Brussels-based journalist and think-tanker Shada Islam about the prevalence of white feminist thinking in Europe — and in France in particular.

Author bio

EU Scream is the progressive politics podcast from Brussels. Produced by James Kanter with graphics by Helena Malikova and music by Lara Natale.

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