we’ve taught girls to romanticise nearly everything a boy does. when i was younger i thought it was cute that boys chased the girl even after she said no. i loved it when after a girl moved away from a kiss, the guy would pull her back and force it on. i thought a guy saying ‘i won’t take a no for an answer’ was passionate and romantic. we’re literally always teaching girls to romanticise abusive traits.
White women cannot be intersectional though. Like, intersectional isn’t an adjective, it isn’t a verb, it isn’t a descriptor of a person. Its “intersectional experiences” that matter and are the crux of the whole “conversation.” There is no “being intersectional” involved.
The whole damn point of the concept was to address that the experiences of Black women were not simply racism + sexism, but a whole new “intersection” of experience. Taking this concept by Kimberle and making it a moniker to show how new wave feminist you are is the same tired shit that white women always pull, absorbing and regurgitating concepts that they scarcely even comprehend.
The best you could possibly is say is that you recognize the intersectional experiences of those you cannot begin to truly understand. That’s it. You are not “intersectional” it isn’t a new name for you to tack onto your blog header.