Being Lovingly, Knowingly Ignorant: White Feminism and Women of Color

  title={Being Lovingly, Knowingly Ignorant: White Feminism and Women of Color},
  author={Mariana Ortega},
  pages={56 - 74}
The aim of this essay is to analyze the notion of “loving, knowing ignorance,” a type of “arrogant perception” that produces ignorance about women of color and their work at the same time that it proclaims to have both knowledge about and loving perception toward them. The first part discusses Marilyn Frye's accounts of “arrogant” as well as of “loving” perception and presents an explanation of “loving, knowing ignorance.” The second part discusses the work of Audre Lorde, Elizabeth Spelman… 
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