When a white woman calls me "girl" or "girlfriend," she reminds me that my racial experience can be co-opted.
Rape has never been about seduction. It has always been and will always be about power.
women of color
As a younger man, I was vaguely aware of the dual racism and sexism of the trophy white girlfriend -- the sexism of reducing a woman into a status symbol and the self-hating racism of exoticizing her whiteness as “pure” or “unique.