A Non-Inclusive Feminism


Last week, we linked to Meghan Murphy’s essay detailing why she believes that marriage is an anti-feminist choice.

But Ona Anosike has a different view.

I feel as marginalized in the dominant patriarchal society as I am in the feminist movement… Yes, marriage can be accused of engaging in patriarchy, but it can also be a radical political statement. A pushback. It wasn’t too long ago that the marriages between African-Americans were not even recognized or legal. It wasn’t too long ago that interracial relationships were illegal and resulted in immense violence.

On these grounds and the belief that intersectionality is often “pushed aside to argue feminist points,” Anosike distances herself from feminism.

Abigail Bereola is a writer and the Books Editor for The Rumpus. On Twitter, @sherarelytweets. More from this author →