The Stories Of Women That White Feminism Forgot – HuffPost Canada

by ahnationtalk on March 8, 201829 Views

As a First Nations woman with lived experience in the sex trade, my story and others have been erased when it comes to the fight for equality.

March 19, 1911 marked the first International Women’s day. In 1911, more than one million women and men attended rallies in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. The men and women rallied together for the women’s right to vote, to hold public office, to work, and the right to end discrimination on the job, among other things.

Recently, the discussion on sexual harassment in the workplace has been pushed to the forefront, despite historical efforts by the feminist movement to have such concerns addressed since 1911. While I could write an entire post on the historical (and present) problems with the feminist movement, including the failure to adequately address the realities of Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit folks, I want to call attention to the erasure of certain stories, especially in the struggle for basic recognition of human rights.

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