Social Media Minds the Intersectional Gap
People most visible in movements for black empowerment are often men, and those most visible in the movements for gender equality are often white. Compare how many have heard of Gloria Steinem to how few are familiar with Audre Lorde. Compare Martin Luther King Jr.’s dedicated activism to Rosa Parks just being “tired” in the history books. Misogynoir (hatred of black women) is often the reason behind why some are remembered and celebrated while others are minimized or banished into obscurity.