Comments such as “your writing is too academic” are meant to SILENCE writing that challenges the status quo, especially when the writing is from a feminist woman of colour. People consistently teeter back and forth between DEMANDING proof versus INSULTING a feminist woman of colour for being “too academic”… These are all silencing tactics meant to attack the confidence of those who choose to write.

I just posted myself on the accusation “too academic”, and then found this article by Trudy (of Gradient Lair), Attempts To Silence Womanist/Feminist Writers (via radtransfem)

I am very familiar with this…