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What did the flapper girl represent?

Was she a ‘slut’ or a ‘whore’? Did she get an education? If she didn’t get an education, perhaps she didn’t do the things that society suggested were the things women should do? Is it an insult to believe that a society would have condemned a black woman who worked long hours in the fields, if she didn’t have a college degree when she got married, to say that ‘you don’t give a hoot about the education they give the white guys who go to the same elite colleges’?”

A lot of white people still believe that a lot of white women are whores – that they just like to fuck, and that in order for a woman to do those things, she should get college degrees.

Why should she need a college degree in order to be a good lover?

It was argued at one point that even if a black woman didn’t attend college, she still could be “progressive”, because she could get one – a “graduate” degree in ‘advanced studies’. The point was that, if you weren’t working, you could work and earn a “graduate degree”. You could be a “curious career woman” with an “advanced studies degree. You don’t get to pick the college they send you to, but you sure as hell can pick what they send you to; because you were still working, you have a better chance of getting a graduate degree.”
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Here, it was suggested that women who didn’t get “professional” degrees could still do good things in life.

When the author of that article came out and explained that ‘professional’ degrees didn’t really matter, it seemed to provoke quite a lot of anger. Some white people had even created a hate group called the ‘Culture Wars’.

But you can’t really go too far along the lines of ‘cis women’ and ‘white women’ without crossing into the realm of race.

“For black people, their privilege is their skin color. White people have the same privilege as blacks, because they’re white. So they can take something and say, ‘it’s white privilege’, and it’s not. It’s just an excuse for why they’re so privileged.”

In recent years, there has been a huge outcry against identity politics, where people like Andrea Dworkin and Kimberlé Crenshaw have claimed that they are defending ‘white women’s’ privilege because of the oppression that black women feel and experience at the