Gloria Steinem is not here for the term “white feminism.”
On Monday, I spoke to the activist about the changing face of the feminist movement, and how intersectionality has always played a part in it.
“[Feminism] is a majority word now, which it never was before, which is a huge change, that it has majority support,” Steinem explained.
“But there is also big time backlash opposition to it, which is why it gets to be a ‘dirty word.’ But [feminism] is like democracy, really. Deep democracy, that looks at sex and race and class.”
And we make fun of it.
In the context of this being the core story of this short episode, we also go to some populism, transphobia and rape cutlure.