PAPER Magazine just released its second “break the internet” issue with a collection of photos titled, #Fandemonium. The magazine had model and author Amber Rose channel several feminist icons including Rosie the Riveter, Pussy Riot, Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman Hughes, Marlene Dietrich, Susan B. Anthony, and of course herself.
Rose also spoke on feminism’s big race issue, with many black women being silenced and marginalized by the mainstream movement;
As she spends more time addressing these issues, as a biracial woman she’s also realized that the movement itself is still far from perfect, especially after she saw “a lot of older women speaking [negatively] about [my Slut Walk]” — as illustrated by an outpouring of Facebook comments and tweets, some even from people near her age, saying things like, “This #amberroseslutwalk is a shame. Instead of it being about defending rape victims… it’s turned into these crazies wanting to be topless.”
“I guess what I want with our generation is to have it not be that way,” Rose says wistfully. “Like, all of us as women, let’s just stick together and look out for each other. I was really glad that my Slut Walk was extremely diverse. There were all types of women from all walks of life there… That would be the main thing for me… really just try to take the racism out of feminism for our generation.”
You can read the full interview at papermag.com.