Read "Girl Meets World" Star Rowan Blanchard's Brilliant Essay On Feminism
Up until this point, Rowan Blanchard was best known for portraying Cory and Topanga's daughter Riley on the Disney Channel spin-off "Girl Meets World." But now, she's making a name for herself as a powerful advocate for feminism — at just 13 years old.
Over the weekend, a fan posed a question to Rowan on social media asking her opinion on "white feminism" and how common feminism might exclude women of color and transgender women. What she responded with was both impressive and inspiring: Rowan wrote a three-part, detailed, articulate essay sharing her thoughts on the matter. Here are some of the highlights:
"Issues that are commonly thought of as feminist issues include sexual assault, rape, abortion, Planned Parenthood, domestic violence, equal education, and the wage gap ... however, with as many issues as feminists have succeeded in adopting, many of us seem to have not accepted the fact that police brutality and race are our issues too."
"The way a black woman experiences sexism and inequality is different from the way a white woman experiences sexism and inequality. Likewise with trans-women and Hispanic women."
"To only acknowledge feminism from a one-sided view when the literal definition is the equality of the sexes is not feminism at all. We need to be talking about this more."
Let's not forget this girl is just 13 years old. You can read her full essay below:
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