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When critics complain about the chasm between Black and White feminists, they need look no further than recent cast photos from the upcoming movie Suffragette.

The photos, which appear in the October issue of Time Out London, show stars Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep, Romola Garai, and Anne-Marie Duff posing in shirts that read “I’d rather be a rebel than a slave,” notes The Huffington Post.

Yes, the film is being promoted with images of famous White women of privilege and a quote about slavery.

From The Huffington Post:

The quote comes from suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst (who Streep plays in the film), who originally said it during an impassioned speech at a London rally in 1913. It was probably rousing and inspiring and totally OK within the context of the time. However, this is not a 20th-century voting rights rally — it’s a highly produced fashion shoot which features beautiful, famous white women promoting a film with a quote that references slavery.

HuffPo notes that many Twitter users are pointing out that preserving the notion that sexism and racism are intertwined, “especially when it comes to the history of slavery, is pretty damaging.”






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SOURCE: The Huffington Post | PHOTO CREDIT: Twitter


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