One Lara Witt describes herself, from everyday feminism:
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.
Ms Witts misses a few apt descriptions of herself: sexist, racist, bullheaded and igorant. She has kindly provided her “10 Things Every Intersectional Feminist Should Ask On a First Date .” Suffice to say, Ms Witts’ list does not read like a guide to dating but demands to be made in the course of job interview, editor of some left wing rag perhaps?
7. Do you think capitalism is exploitative?
Anti-capitalism, especially in the U.S., is imperative if you have an understanding of systemic racism, the prison industrial complex, the 13th Amendment, and exploitation. Capitalism, for one, teaches us that we are only valuable if we produce capital. That means that if you aren’t contributing to the system with your labor, your life means almost nothing.
If your date says they’re anti-fascist and part of the resistance but they’re cool with exploiting labor from communities of color and they support the school to prison pipeline, then there’s a good chance they’ll only value you for your ability to nurture them without any reciprocation.
Does Ms Witt eat? If she does not grow her own food, how does she propose to compensate the farmers for the fruits of their labor? In fact one of the few accomplishment of socialists have been the near universal grinding poverty and starvation. Is she aware their is but one fat man in North Korea, Kim Jung-Un?
9. Do you support Muslim Americans and non-Muslim people from Islamic countries?
I can’t think of any other religion which has been vilified and lied about more than Islam in a cultural and systemic way. I am not Muslim, so I will stay in my lane, but I cannot imagine for a second even claiming to be a feminist if I didn’t stand in solidarity with my Muslim friends and family â€” especially now, especially after 9/11.
Muslims are noted for a few things, tolerance of homosexuals and homosexuality are not among them. The Muslim treatment of homosexuality depends on whether they first find a rope or a pile of stones. I doubt that Ms. Witt plans on immigrating to Muslim majority country, or even to Dearbornistan. My personal desire to admit any Muslims to our country is about equal to the advisability of Ms Witt moving to one.