“10 THINGS EVERY INTERSECTIONAL FEMINIST SHOULD ASK ON A FIRST DATE” – Oh dear God, this is not a parody:
As a queer femme of color, I keep close relationships with people who go beyond allyship; they’re true accomplices in the fight against white supremacy, queerphobia, and misogyny. If you’re not going to support marginalized folks, then we can’t be friends, let alone date. The personal is political.Beyond the lovely cushioning, happiness and support that we receive from our platonic relationships (which are, in all honesty, soul-feeding and essential), feminists also date! But there are questions we have to ask before we get close to someone.The following list of questions is applicable to all relationships — certainly not just cisgender, heterosexual ones:
The first one is “Do you believe that Black Lives Matter?” Then it gets worse.
Personally, I’ve never been at the receiving end of such a political indoctrination, but mainly because my first question – before any first date – is “Are you an intersectional feminist?”