No Such Thing as Women in General

No Such Thing as Women in General


Made by Amanda Carlozzi
Digital print of mixed media collage, 7.5" x 10.5"

On the back is a quote by Yejide Orunmila, President of the African National Women’s Organization:
"It is clearer now to African women, who hoped to coax white women into caring about us through intersectional coalitions, that white women are part of the oppressor nation and as such, have a vested interest in the exploitation and oppression of people internationally and inside the U.S.,
just like their male counterparts.

That’s why we say that “there is no such thing as women in general”—the idea that all women are oppressed by patriarchy—is a false concept that obscures the colonial question by equating the experiences of white women of the oppressor nation to the oppression experienced by African women. There is no commonality.

The oppressor white nation, which includes white women, acquires what they have at the expense of African and other oppressed people.

African women’s primary enemy has always been our colonial oppressor—the white imperialist nation—that has held the power over our lives since it first attacked Africa."

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