I really don’t dig this “Jane Crow” term that I have been seeing from my fellow Nice Feminist White Ladies. Are women of color using this term? Because I follow quite a few and this seems like a white feminist thing, and it feels really appropriatey.
It wouldn’t be the only instance of other groups appropriating the (ongoing) black civil rights struggle. I’ve seen “woman is the n*gger of the world” and “the struggle for LGBT rights is the civil rights issue of our era,” etcetera. It’s inappropriate for many reasons, two of which are:
1: Nobody gets to be “the new black” until society has gotten over its problems with “the old black.” Until then BLACK is the old black and the current black and the new black.
2: It separates women and people of color like those groups don’t intersect. Bad things used to happen to black people and now they happen to women! Women are suffering in ways that are new to them! Except “Women” shouldn’t just mean “white women,” it ought to mean WOC too.