Karen Wyld // Meanjin debacle: erasing Aboriginal words in order to highlight white women’s appropriation

Meanjin debacle: erasing Aboriginal words in order to highlight white women’s appropriation | NITV – ‘Meanjin’ is the Turrbal name for the section of Turrbal Country that Brisbane was built on. Whilst protocol dictates any comment on the use of Turrbal language be provided by Turrbal peoples themselves, the unintended symbology of this cover had a wide impact.

Responses to the cover included conversations around the cultural incompetence of the design, but mostly focused on the erasure of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, the co-opting of the black grassroots #MeToo movement, and ongoing frustrations with exclusionary feminism.

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