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Feminist Roxane Gay Declares: ‘We Have to Get White Women in Order’

Posted on | November 14, 2016 | 6 Comments


A bestselling feminist author told a national conference that “dismantling patriarchy” requires that women must stop listening to white men.

“We have to get white women in order,” Roxane Gay said Friday at the Facing Race conference in Atlanta. “Until women are less invested in what white men think, we aren’t dismantling patriarchy.”

A professor of English at Purdue University, Gay is the author of Bad Feminist, a 2014 New York Times bestseller that is assigned reading in many university Women’s Studies programs. She was a keynote speaker at the Facing Race conference, organized by an anti-white group called Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation. The organization’s partisan nature was revealed in a Nov. 9 statement responding to Donald Trump’s election by calling it “the worst outcome we could have imagined . . . a stunning victory for racism, misogyny, homophobia, and vengeful authoritarianism.”

Open expressions of hatred toward white women have become common among Democrat activists since the election because of exit polls showing that a majority (53%) of white women voted for Trump. Ms. Gay’s anti-white remarks at the Atlanta conference were quoted on Twitter by former Ebony magazine senior editor Jamilah Lemieux, who since the election has changed her Twitter handle to “Atone, White Women!”