The Body Is Not An Apology | When white people are silent in the situations of injustice, they have chosen the side of the oppressor

In Published Articles by Louisa Leontiades

It is the balance of power which determines whether an action crosses the line from hurtful to abusive. When the power dynamic is out of balance and the person with the power inflicts harm on the person with less–even when it is unconscious–it reinforces their position of power and becomes abusive.

The Body is Not An Apology | The Cowardice of the White Woman

In Published Articles by Louisa Leontiades

Yet when you have learned that the best, and almost exclusively only way to survive is by diminishing yourself in order to support those in power–mainly white men–it is paralysing and seemingly impossible to enter into the fray against them. This is the inadmissable and often unconscious conundrum that many white women face deep in their core.