My view is best summarized by this quote from Caitlin Moran. That being said, I agree with the point being made by Mikki Kendall (and others) in their efforts to spotlight that #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen.
How does feminism fit into my life? I don’t know - how could it not? As a conventionally attractive white woman living in a first world country, I still find myself in situations where it’s apparent that I need feminism, regardless of how I choose to label myself. And if I need it, then I’m inclined to believe all women need it—but I think it’s important that people strive to be humanists above all else.
Step 1: Comment on a woman’s attractiveness on every single occasion in every single venue no matter how irrelevant it is. Build up a dating culture entirely dependent on a female’s beauty. Teach children that only attractive women will ever get anywhere in life, will ever be praised, will ever find love and have a family, will ever have a chance at happiness, are worth knowing, are worth being.
Step 2: Mock women for caring about how they look. Call them shallow.
"I read a fair amount of arts-related media, which exposes me to a lot of advertisements for artist workshops and various funding opportunities for artists. While I support encouraging everyone to find their own creative voices, a lot of these programs are a bit too cynical in their tacit implication that fine art is an industry in which participants should strive to find their personal articulations of insider consensus. For what seems like a sizable majority, creative pursuit is analogous to the prisoner’s dilemma, with so-called creatives working within the parameters of unspoken systems, currying favor with entrenched powers. It’s all so hackneyed–and this from the folks who allegedly comprise the cultural elite. Like hundreds of millions or billions of others, I’ve always been drawn to and pursued creative endeavors, and I guess I’d long hoped to connect with people and share ideas through these efforts. Lately, though, I’m more turned off than ever to the politics of various creative fields and find myself thinking that remaining in obscurity might be a more rewarding outcome, given the hoops people willingly jump through in order to attain and maintain success."