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blackamazon:

karnythia:

notyourkinddear:

mujerinterrumpida:

What the fuck? That’s that bullshit I’m talking about RIGHT HERE! This is why I don’t support the SlutWalk, among other reasons. 

 And look at all them honkies standing around her, probably the same people who whine on Tumblr about how they are “good allies” and we are “alienating” them - but they can’t be bothered to put a stop to this shit when it’s right in front of them.

The fact that no one chin checked her (and before some gives me that BS about it being a song title I know that & it is still offensive as fuck to actual women likely to be called nigger), says a whole lot about the racism inherent in white middle class feminism.

Fuck slut walk official talk

HOLYFUCK. Why is she smiling instead of having a broken nose? Anyone I know would’ve promptly told her where to shove that sign.

TW for racist slur being used by a white woman!
OH FUCK NO. FUCK NO. Why hasn’t anyone confronted her about this?!
If I were there, I’d have slapped that sign out of her hands and given her the riot-act-reading of her life… since apparently, no one’s told her that shit like this is UNACCEPTABLE. (Although, if I had to guess from the self-pleased look on her face, I’d say she knows full well what it means, and is either a dyed-in-the-wool racist or some asshole trying to be ‘ironic’.) And then I’d tear the sign up for good measure.

because one woman = the entire slutwalk
Still though. Ugh. That’s not okay.

 WTF? This isn’t “one woman”. This is a whole fucking crowd of white women who are complicit in her act. EVERY PERSON who saw that sign and didn’t take it from her hands to destroy it and read her up and down for it, is just as guilty as she is. And yes, this is pretty COMMON and an ongoing theme at SlutWalk. Does that mean ALL SlutWalks are the problem? No. I previously wrote about how it went in my city, and I can tell you, that kind of a sign would never fly here. But it is emblematic of the entire movement. This is not the first fuck up, it won’t be the last, and yet how many people will be busy rolling their eyes and saying “it’s just one woman” instead of making sure this shit doesn’t happen AT ALL in their city? Isn’t “one woman” enough? Oh, except it’s NOT ONE WOMAN. WHO THE FUCK DO YOU THINK ALL THOSE OTHER PEOPLE ARE?

Yeah, you can’t reduce racism to individual acts of shittiness, no matter how hard you try.  Racism is a system-wide imbalance of power.  The fact that Yoko Ono felt comfortable saying that, the fact that John Lennon felt comfortable writing that song, the fact that this woman felt just fine with making that sign, the fact that everyone around her felt just fine with her holding up that sign, the fact that someone on tumblr felt the need to excuse it away all speak to the systemic nature of racism. 
People think they exist in a fucking vacuum rather than a society.

Oh can it. This is not ” problematic” it I’d and ALWAYS HAS BEEN an aggressive cooption that erases black women do some jack ass can feel like there is a language for her oppression.And if that entire walk can’t act by making them take it DOWN , I ‘m supposed to feel safe knowing by brown body is a target.Forget that

    grrspit:

    notyourkinddear:

    lakrymosa:

    mayra-quijotesca:

    provocatoria:

    blackamazon:

    karnythia:

    notyourkinddear:

    mujerinterrumpida:

    What the fuck? That’s that bullshit I’m talking about RIGHT HERE! This is why I don’t support the SlutWalk, among other reasons. 

     And look at all them honkies standing around her, probably the same people who whine on Tumblr about how they are “good allies” and we are “alienating” them - but they can’t be bothered to put a stop to this shit when it’s right in front of them.

    The fact that no one chin checked her (and before some gives me that BS about it being a song title I know that & it is still offensive as fuck to actual women likely to be called nigger), says a whole lot about the racism inherent in white middle class feminism.

    Fuck slut walk official talk

    HOLYFUCK. Why is she smiling instead of having a broken nose? Anyone I know would’ve promptly told her where to shove that sign.

    TW for racist slur being used by a white woman!

    OH FUCK NO. FUCK NO. Why hasn’t anyone confronted her about this?!

    If I were there, I’d have slapped that sign out of her hands and given her the riot-act-reading of her life… since apparently, no one’s told her that shit like this is UNACCEPTABLE. (Although, if I had to guess from the self-pleased look on her face, I’d say she knows full well what it means, and is either a dyed-in-the-wool racist or some asshole trying to be ‘ironic’.) And then I’d tear the sign up for good measure.

    because one woman = the entire slutwalk

    Still though. Ugh. That’s not okay.

     WTF? This isn’t “one woman”. This is a whole fucking crowd of white women who are complicit in her act. EVERY PERSON who saw that sign and didn’t take it from her hands to destroy it and read her up and down for it, is just as guilty as she is. And yes, this is pretty COMMON and an ongoing theme at SlutWalk. Does that mean ALL SlutWalks are the problem? No. I previously wrote about how it went in my city, and I can tell you, that kind of a sign would never fly here. But it is emblematic of the entire movement. This is not the first fuck up, it won’t be the last, and yet how many people will be busy rolling their eyes and saying “it’s just one woman” instead of making sure this shit doesn’t happen AT ALL in their city? Isn’t “one woman” enough? Oh, except it’s NOT ONE WOMAN. WHO THE FUCK DO YOU THINK ALL THOSE OTHER PEOPLE ARE?

    Yeah, you can’t reduce racism to individual acts of shittiness, no matter how hard you try.  Racism is a system-wide imbalance of power.  The fact that Yoko Ono felt comfortable saying that, the fact that John Lennon felt comfortable writing that song, the fact that this woman felt just fine with making that sign, the fact that everyone around her felt just fine with her holding up that sign, the fact that someone on tumblr felt the need to excuse it away all speak to the systemic nature of racism. 

    People think they exist in a fucking vacuum rather than a society.

    Oh can it. This is not ” problematic” it I’d and ALWAYS HAS BEEN an aggressive cooption that erases black women do some jack ass can feel like there is a language for her oppression.

    And if that entire walk can’t act by making them take it DOWN , I ‘m supposed to feel safe knowing by brown body is a target.

    Forget that

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  2. karnythia:

    Esoterica: Query, how often do we see WOC positioned as valuable in the media?…

    numol:

    witchsistah:

    karnythia:

    Query, how often do we see WOC positioned as valuable in the media? Especially in Western media? Not as commodities, but as people to be cherished? I know there’s a lot of rhetoric about to come my way about equality & feminism, but this really isn’t about the needs of white middle class women to…

    Girl, I’ve BEEN thinking this!  This is why the White feminist movement cannot be our movement, well, one of many reasons why.  

    It’s like when in the second wave, White feminists often claimed they envied Black women for our “independence” because so many of us worked outside the home.  They did zero unpacking and critique of that view.  They didn’t look at the circumstances BW were working under, which was odd because oftentimes it was in their own homes (that’s why my butt itches whenever I hear of some rich, privileged, WW working the “can have it all” and “How does she do it all?” angles when we all know she can only have cake and eat it too because she’s paying WoC a pittance to keep baking for her).  Work was hardly seen as liberating for Black women then and not for many now.  It’s not very liberating when you have little to no choice.

    But how much of White feminist prating against being treated as damsels about the privilege of knowing that will never go away.  That they can call upon that White Knighting when they need it?  Like how it’s fun for rich kids to play poor, live in sketchy neighborhoods, work marginal jobs, but know they got a fat trust fund or that Mommy and Daddy’s money will bail them out.  It’s fun to go out into the world and act all adventurous when you know you got a better chance of being rescued if your adventure goes sour.

    reblogging for the conversation, if that’s ok.  if it’s not ok, i’ll delete this reblog.

    Oh it’s totally fine by me. I really do want this discussion to be visible, I just don’t want it derailed into fifty-eleven arguments about how WOC are doing feminism wrong because they have different priorities.

    Um lemme just say the bolded parts are mine. And I would also like to start talking about the internalized non cherishment of WOC that often feels quick to dismiss that desire in CERTAIN women.

    As well as the recent but horrifyingly disturbing recent occurences of white women playing willy nilly with WOC safety and trust while exploring their ” WILD/SEXY/BRAVE” sides

     
  3. Studies find that with identical résumés, those with “white sounding” names have a 50 percent higher response rate from prospective employees than do those with “black sounding” names. Whites on average outearn Latinos and blacks, with or without controlling for education. Since the Great Recession, average white net wealth has increased to 18 times that of Latinos and 20 times that of African Americans. The Latino unemployment rate is about 40 percent that of whites, while the African-American rate is 100 percent higher. Whites and blacks consume illegal drugs at similar rates, but whites are less likely than blacks to be stopped by the police, arrested or convicted — or to receive prison time once convicted — even for first-time offenders of the same crime.
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    Leaning Right: How Conservative Myths Stoke Racial Fear (via robot-heart-politics)

    THIS. IS. WHITE. PRIVILEGE. Straight up. No chaser. I dare a mothafucka to tell me otherwise. I DARE YOU.

    (via sourcedumal)

     
  4. The last thing I have noticed, and I guess I just want to get this off my chest in terms of unity is I see many more white women willing to abandon the idea or identity as feminist because of infighting with each other. Disagreements lead to many people I’ve seen on my dash swearing to leave feminism, not identify as feminist, and straight off swear the feminist movement off for good as broken because of small squabbles with one another. Over things nowhere near as inflammatory as the issues women of color have with white women in feminism. So I guess I see this fighting and this level of fragmentation as well as the lack of response and inclusion and even the ability to critically think and speak out and engage women of color and black women in particular in feminism, as well as many issues with trans, disabled, and low income rights and there is this kind of split. I have a hard time relating with someone who wants to worry about reclaiming the word slut for themselves as a top priority.
     
  5. I find the situation with regards to feminism exhausting also. I see a lot of it on my dash, some of it in real life, though I am avoiding actual feminist groups like the plaque because, to a large extent, that is what they are - when I was in one, we would talk about how we could be “more inclusive” and “include more women” from this long laundry list of variously euphemistic terms for people with not a lot of money, people with a bunch more melanin than us, people with all different kinds of religion, people who like to fuck other people every which way and people with children. But we never once asked ourselves “how are our actions so important that these folks might want to come to our meetings
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    !: Turquoise Traipsing: Feminists

     

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