I’m looking at you
In the “Cool story babe, now make me a sandwich” t-shirt
The commonly uses
“I raped you faggot”
Your straight friends
The white kid who greets his buddies with the n-word
Who’s OkCupid dating profile describes him as a “nice guy”
He’s just sick of getting friend-zoned
Because being just friends with a woman
Is so terrible
Nevermind the fact that he answers yes to the following:
Are women obligated to shave their legs?
Are racist jokes funny?
When a woman is raped, is it sometimes her fault?
I’m looking at you
guy in every women’s studies class ever
who derails dialogue
About a third of the world’s population of women
Who will be raped
In their life times
“the wage gap isn’t real”
the guy who starts “PimpWalk” in response
a demonstration aimed at ending victim blaming
of rape victims
the guy with the “no fat chicks” bumpersticker on his F150
whos confused why
he cant get pussy
to the guy who calls anal rape
to the one who uses “feminazi”
as a frequent part
of his vernacular
to every guy who has ever thought that a facebook status
about domestic violence
was a good opportunity to practice playing the
to every guy
who has ever dismissed feminism
because it didn’t involve him
to every man who has ever raped a woman
to every man who has ever beaten one
to every guy
who thinks he’s not like those ones
its just a joke
to every guy who is confused why feminists hate him
to every guy
you’re part of a problem
that won’t stop choking us
but tells us
to just breathe
wrote some spoken word for my women’s studies final tomorrow. what do you guys think? (via fat-feminist)
A Seattle Times review of a recent Madonna tour stop praises the artist for “rocking us as a feminist icon” and applauds the singer for her brazen sexuality: “stripping down to a bra, then pulling her pants down below a thong and baring her cheeks to the Key [Arena].” Even the Guardian’s Freeman, in an ode to Like a Prayer, the writer’s favorite album, speaks longingly about Madonna’s midriff-baring ’80s fashion and the video to the title track, which “featured a woman named Madonna apparently giving a blow job to a black Jesus.”
Through a career that has included crotch-grabbing, nudity, BDSM, Marilyn Monroe fetishizing, and a 1992 book devoted to sex, Madonna has been viewed as a feminist provocateur, pushing the boundaries of acceptable femininity. But Beyoncé’s use of her body is criticized as thoughtless and without value beyond male titillation, providing a modern example of the age-old racist juxtaposition of animalistic black sexuality vs. controlled, intentional, and civilized white sexuality."
All Hail the Queen? | Bitch Media (via npr)
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White Feminism privilege denying FLOTUS edition.
The above are screen caps of tweeets made by CodePink and their cofounder Medea Benjamin after Michelle Obama was confronted by a protester named Ellen Sturtz from the pro- LGBT group Get EQUAL.
After the incident was reported to happen, tweets like the above started to be made playing into racist tropes by framing FLOTUS as an “angry black woman” and telling her how she should have responded plays into respectability politics.
Your white privilege is showing feminists. Just stop and think what would have happened if Laura Bush did the same thing. Yeah that’s what I thought.
“She came right down in my face,” Sturtz told the Washington Post. “I was taken aback.”
Haha! GOOD! It’s good that she was taken aback, it’s good that the First Lady took no shit.
This is all very typical for racist white feminists. Basically, they don’t believe that a black woman has any boundaries or any right to defend or assert herself.
Clearly, that protester was out of line and under any other circumstances that would be pretty much ubiquitously understood. But because FLOTUS is a black woman they re-frame the story to make it seem as if she was overly aggressive to a “gently” spoken, non-threatening white woman and that SHE was the one out of line.
I always notice how white feminists cry on and on about how they don’t want to be seen as delicate flowers. And they have books like Lean In encouraging them to “take their power” as women and whatever else but as SOON as white supremacy gives them the opportunity they revert to the familiar “I’m a delicate, precious white woman” trope to justify the abuse of black women.
“ellen didn’t scream, she talked gently” I bet all the money i will ever make Mrs Obama didn’t speak scream but a Black woman doing as much as breathing is aggression to the white chick
I don’t know what this has to do with her race. The person was interrupting her to yell about same sex marriage.
Honestly the heckler didn’t even deserve acknowledgment, but Mrs. Obama’s response was perfectly acceptable, maybe even generous with her response.
I think that those who are upset are more focused on the perceived disregard of LGBT rights by dismissing the person. Which is absurd because one, the speech had nothing to do with gay marriage and two because the Michelle Obama does support gay rights. And thirdly she was Way out of line to even be interrupting her in the first place. It has to do with respect than race if you ask me.
I’m just really not sure where you’re coming from with the whole white feminist thing, and I’m not sure what you’re trying to say about them.
I don’t think it was racist to interrupt the flotus, but it was definitely rude. These particular people tweeting negative shit are just butthurt that she wasn’t going to take their crap.
I’m just confused as to why a white female gay rights advocate heckling the First Lady, some how translates to a generality about other feminists.
Shit I’m not gonna deny that most articles and tweets on this topic are full of racist slurs an stereotypes but that says nothing about the two people involved.
Because there’s a certain level of inherent disrespect for women of color, especially black women in these so-called “feminist” (who seem to forget there are non-white women) or “gay” (who seem to forget there are non-white gay people) organizations. These same people will support the Onion calling a 9 year old black girl a c*nt, or blame Beyonce for sex trafficking, or tell us to laugh at a joke about Chris Brown murdering Rihanna. They blame black people for Prop 8 passing, while ignoring the white organizations and churches that actively wrote, initiated, and supported passing the bill (Mormon church spent a helluva lot money to get that bill passed, but you don’t see HRC condemning them like they do the “black community”, do you)?
So sorry, if you can’t see. Maybe it’s not meant for you to see. But, anytime some white woman feels the need to police what a woman of color is doing or saying, that’s smacks of them viewing said woman as less than: less intelligent, less entitled to assert herself, less of a human being.
Mrs. Obama owes them absolutely nothing. They’re fortunate that Mrs. Obama doesn’t suffer fools and handled it with more grace and class than that heckler deserved.