Connect with us


Rowan Blanchard speaks on feminism



It seems like this day and age feminism is a term we here almost everywhere. Many females and even some males claim that they are feminist, but what does it truly mean to be a feminist?

Rowan Blanchard best known for her role as Riley Matthews in the popular TV show Girl Meets World was recently asked by a fan on her tumblar account what her thoughts were of people excluding women of color in the ever growing feminist movement.

Blanchard who is only 13 years of age had a response that was wise beyond her years and it was a response that tought us all a valuable lesson.

One of the main points Blanchard made in her statement is that the common issues of feminism include equal rights, plant parenthood, abortion, and most recently marriage equality. However more often then not race and police brutality are issues that get buried within the feminism movement.

Rowan then went on to say that “White feminism” forgets all about intersectional feminism. The way a white woman may experience inequality is totally different from the way a black woman, Hispanic, or even a trans woman may experience inequality. She continues by saying that black women are a victim of police brutality too. Rowan doesn’t stop there she brings up a very good point by saying that we are quick to apluad a white woman when she speaks up on race issues but if a woman of color does it its viewed as her complaining. Rowan doesn’t exclude gender either because she goes on to say “Let’s not forget black males arnt allowed to ware hoods”

Another point she makes is that trans women are at a greater risk of sexual assault and hate crimes. She continues by saying  that it’s extremely important that we protect trans women. She mentions that trans women are continuously being robbed of their souls when they are told they are not real women.
Rowan also mentions that derogatory name calling towards a male for wearing anything remotely feminine drives her insane and that “gay simply isn’t an insult”

She closes her response by saying “To only acknowledge feminism from a one sided view when the literal definition is equality of all sexes is not feminism at all. We need to talk about this more. Discussion leads to change.” -XO ROW

You can read Rowan’s full statement in the links below

View this post on Instagram

Part 1. By me

A post shared by Rowan Blanchard (◕‿◕)🌹 (@rowanblanchard) on

View this post on Instagram

Part 2. By me

A post shared by Rowan Blanchard (◕‿◕)🌹 (@rowanblanchard) on

View this post on Instagram

Part 3. By me 💕💕💕

A post shared by Rowan Blanchard (◕‿◕)🌹 (@rowanblanchard) on

I just want to take a moment by saying bravo to Miss Blanchard, the world would be a much better place if everyone thought the way you do.

Email Updates

Follow Us


© 2018 Trevor Decker News
About Trevor Decker News
Trevor Decker News is an independently owned and operated website covering the entertainment industry from a family-friendly and inspirational perspective. Trevor Decker News is dedicated to covering the best in television, film, and music that inspires and is appropriate for families. Trevor Decker News tries its best to work directly with media companies to provide exclusive and unique perspectives for television film and music campaigns.

Trevor Decker News wishes to thank all media organizations and other third-party sources who may not be credited in posts on this website for their support and trust in our ability to help reach the family and faith-based audiences.

If you have any questions please contact