Still angry, still not sure why.
Social media users have erupted in outrage over the #feministsareugly hashtag, which began trending for a second time on Twitter last night.
Taken at face value, the tag could easily have been created by some fedora-wearing men’s rights activist trolling the women of the internet, but the thing is, it wasn’t.
— Lily Bolourian (@LilyBolourian) April 26, 2015
Proximity to whiteness means safety, upward mobility, opportunity, etc., but proximity also plays a major factor in who is deemed beautiful. — Lily Bolourian (@LilyBolourian) April 27, 2015
Meaning, the closer to white your appearance & features are, the more beautiful you will be deemed. In heteropatriarchy, beauty is currency.
— Lily Bolourian (@LilyBolourian) April 27, 2015