You notice that the “feminist icons,” of today are people like Lena Dunham, Jennifer Lawrence, Hillary Clinton, Amy Schumer, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Tina Fey, etc. They get praised for the most basic “feminism is about equality of the sexes so of course I’m a feminist,” comments. While simultaneously being racist or xenophobic or Islamophobic or abusive or transphobic or anti-semetic or classist or a combination of a few.
Like, I don’t think anyone’s feminism is perfect, but why are the major feminist icons today the ones who solely focus on straight, cis, rich, healthy, white women. I’m supposed to praise someone who jokes about not having Black friends? Jokes about how oppressed Muslim women are? Mocks our cultures? Mocks our accents?