Girl Meets World star Rowan Blanchard spoke out for girls all over the world when the 13-year-old actress posted an incredible feminist essay on her Tumblr detailing the difference between white and black feminism.
The actress showed she was wise beyond her years when she answered a fan question asking the star for her opinion on the term “white feminism.”
The Disney Channel star refreshingly surprised her audience when she penned an eloquent three-part response, which she shared with her followers on her Instagram. In her response, the actress explained the difference between the two types of feminism by explaining that white feminism often excludes the intersectionality of race and trans issues.
“’White feminism’ forgets all about intersectional feminism. The way a black woman experiences sexism and inequality is different from the way a white woman experiences sexism and inequality,” the actress wrote.
The actress went on to tackle issues such as pay inequality in revealing that women of color are paid significantly less than their white counterparts. The actress also addresses police brutality, which she reminds her audience that the harrowing issue applies to black women as well.
The star goes on to shine light on the way trans women are treated by writing that trans women are “robbed of their souls when they are told they are not ‘real women’. She continues, “It is SO important to protect trans women and trans youth as they are incredibly at risk when it comes to sexual assault and hate crimes.”
Rowan, who even touches on racial and sexually oriented stereotypes, also mentions friend and fellow outspoken activist Amandla Stenberg in her essay by calling out critics who labeled The Hunger Games star as an “angry black girl” when she wrote a similarly truthful piece on the intersectionality of race and gender.
“We are you so quick to applaud white women for commenting on race issues…but when a black girl comments on it-she is told she is overreacting or being angry,” the star said.
Read the incredible response below:
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