Thanks for this article! It is important to point out that the advent of property ownership established the need for dominance and hierarchy.

I also appreciate your attention to white women. In the last decade, a schism between white women and women of color has developed, and it has been widening. White women gain too much from whiteness to ignore their privilege, yet they frequently channel-shift away from issues of race to economics or gender ones.

This serves to maintain AND centralize the white woman’s perception of her victimization AND marginalize, delay admission of — and responsibility for — her tremendous privilege. I think white women are particularly socialized to view themselves as victims, because this encourages the perception that white men will save them. Because of this strong tendency to view themselves as victims, white women have a responsibility to actively consider this, put it aside, and comment on their advantageous whiteness.

Thanks again!

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