“Feminist Killjoys”

Sara Ahmed, “Feminism and Fragility

“A feminist killjoy can kill feminist joy: indigenous feminists; black feminists; feminists of colour; disabled feminists; lesbian feminists; trans feminists; working-class feminists; all of these figures embody a history that is difficult. It is a history of becoming a sore point within feminism because of who you are, what you say, what you do, because of the history you bring up just by entering the room. No matter how difficult some of our experiences of being a feminist killjoy, they do not prepare you for what it is like to be in feminist spaces and still be the problem.”

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Shelleen Greene is an associate professor in the Department of Art and Design, Peck School of the Arts, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.
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