Aboriginal and Australian women of colour are being left behind in the fight for a place at the table. Australian feminists must join the fight for racial diversity

Aboriginal and Australian women of colour are being left behind in the fight for a place at the table. Australian feminists must join the fight for racial diversity

I call myself a feminist because I am passionate about equal rights for everyone. And as a feminist, I am becoming more and more concerned about the state of equality in Australia. More to the point, I am uneasy about the narrow confines the term “equality” has taken in regards to feminism. The only conclusion I draw from talks of merit is that only white people are worthy recipients of it, and that any person who is not white must be extraordinarily accomplished – much more than her white peers – to be even deserving of merit in the eyes of many.

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