Why The #MeToo and #TimesUp Movements Are Officially The Anthem of White Feminism

Disgraced Hollywood mogul, Harvey Weinstein was arrested on May 25, 2018, as a result of criminal charges of sexually assault, levied on him from women within the industry, who were encouraged to share their horror stories after actress Rose McGowan’s decade-long efforts to use her own hellish testimony, as the weapon of mass destruction.

There’s also the hovering challenge of how the messaging has been hijacked by notable White women.

When #MeToo started trending, the assignment of relevance was handed to actress Alyssa Milano, who used Twitter as her portal of social consciousness, by tasking users to share their personal stories of abuse. It was initially assumed that Milano had been the creator when in fact it was an African-American activist, Tarana Burke, who founded Me Too over a decade ago.

If that’s truly the case, then why are young Black women still not garnering any kind of support or avid recognition for the very public way in which they are violently assaulted by those who are supposed to protect them?

White women are allowed to express anger and toss out insults when they’re asked to pull over — without the threat of being dangerously manhandled and carted off to jail. But Black women can’t even dare question a state trooper, as a law-abiding citizen with rights, because her inquiry easily translates into the “an angry Black woman” syndrome.

This grossly unfair outcome would never afflict a White woman in America. White feminists are aware of the power they wield, and how their tears are always purified enough to cleanse way their sins.

Melania Trump echoed her husband’s bullish ways back when Obama’s nationality was the pending item, and yet there are more than a handful of essays that propel the sanctity of her station. Ivanka Trump has provided ample proof that she isn’t interested in championing any causes that don’t align with her dad’s toxic administration, but she and her equally diabolical hubby are still able to enjoy a soothing spread in The New York Times — that aims to humanize dispositions.

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