One of my Facebook friends just posted about how she’s fed up with “well-meaning” male writers who talk about women’s “frustrations or life-choices.” That she would rather these men stop speaking for them and instead allow women to utilize these spaces as a platform to speak about their own struggles. She goes on to say that her frustration grows the more accurate the article is to her own experiences, and that she doesn’t need a man to tell her that she doesn’t need male validation or to speculate about her motivations or goals.
Then she says, “I feel a lot of this applies to treatment of PoC issues as well.”
As a male, I can agree with what she’s saying and say, OK, women should have their voices heard and as long as men keep talking, it’s easy for their voices to be drowned out.
However, as a PoC, her last comment, being from a white lady, seemed awfully hypocritical to the entirety of her post.