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White women were colonisers too. To move forward, we have to stop letting them off the hook | Ruby Hamad
We will never understand the impact of colonial oppression if we underestimate white women’s role in...We will never understand the impact of colonial oppression if we underestimate white women’s role in it, writes Ruby HamadOn 21 September 2018, at the peak of the #MeToo movement that had supposedly shattered the silence around the sexual assault and harassment of women, 75 women, most of them white, convened in Washington DC to profess their support for the embattled supreme court justice nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.A psychology professor, Christine Blasey Ford, had claimed Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her decades earlier when she was just 15. Ford’s testimony was buttressed by two other women with similar allegations, but this was not enough to stop Kavanaugh being confirmed. Continue reading...