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Oh ffs, could this article be any more dull and predictable?

Why does every single liberal/left media article about this supposed 'new feminism' have to quote and reference the exact same (white, cis, class privileged...) women/groups each and every time? 

I remember having this same frustrated conversation with a friend about this article about almost to the day a year ago. Oh yeah, and then there was this one, and this one and... well i'm sure I can dig some more out but really I have better things to do with my Saturday night/Sunday morning. Like sleep.

Reclaim the Night, Object, Natasha Walter and Finn Mackay are not the be-all and end-all of contemporary British feminism you know (in fact a lot of us, including myself, object to these groups or people representing us at all). To perpetuate this myth is not only lazy and blinkered journalism, but works to marginalise other feminist perspectives, and in particular, to reinforce white, middle class cis women's dominance within British feminism.

Not in my fucking name.

And goodnight.
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This video has been all over the interwebs already (I latest saw it linked from this post on Ultra Violet). I finally got around to watch it tonight and it is a powerful speech.

Transcript under the cut )

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