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blogs.lse.ac.uk: How white feminists and elites appropriated slavery, and still do

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Slavery metaphors todayIn contemporary society, slavery metaphors exist in debates from the coronavirus lockdown to legislation on abortion and LGBTQ rights.

Yet neither hesitated to use one of the most painful periods of Black history to further their agenda against abortions.

Using slavery metaphors to make either a pro or anti-abortion argument today is ignoring the deeper contextual understanding of that period.

Lorde argued that white feminists, by denying racism, were only bolstering the old patriarchal systems of the male white slave masters.

White feminists using slave metaphors often tend to ignore this important lesson.

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