Quote is from her good essay The ‘Fierce Black Woman’ Inside You Doesn’t Exist on Poejazzi, in response to Perez Hilton’s racist, misogynoiristic tweet “Inside every gay man is a fierce black woman!” Must read essay! Now, the very lazy response is for people to pretend like Perez is the only White gay man who has ever said this (as White privilege involves persistent attempts to individualize systemic issues as to deny accountability) or pretend that his specific awfulness (and yes, he’s awful) is the issue, not misogynoir itself which makes this is a common thing that many Black women hear every single day. I (that would be me, @thetrudz/@GradientLair) directly tweeted him too. His response to every Black woman was ignorance that got increasingly worse over time that day, including him eventually enacting Godwin’s Law.
If you notice carefully in this conversation, no one suggested that gay men do not experience homophobia or that when the conversation is about some Black women who treat gay men as “sidekicks” (which of course is wrong) is discussed, it should be discussed. So that derailment in the name of intersectionality (while of course ironically ignoring intersectionality origins) is not needed when it only happens as a gay man is being called out for misogynoir. As for the other predictable derailment, Perez having a Latina mother does not mean this is not about White supremacy, that he no longer has White-passing privilege, that his male privilege has evaporated nor means he is incapable of misogynoir and anti-Blackness. Finally, the derailment via male privilege and misogynoir—that Black women are empty and just “copying” and appropriating gay men—is not needed.
I know Perez thought this was an acceptable response to Pia’s video and she’s a Black woman but that is irrelevant. Privilege does not evaporate based on who you know that doesn’t have it.
Black women are not costumes to be worn or objects solely for consumption, period.
gah, this article is so powerful.
“When you call black women ‘fierce’, you are dehumanizing us to a stereotype that has dangerous consequences; we become not only less than human, but also less than woman. When Perez Hilton says that inside him rests a fierce black woman, he is adding to a narrative that leads to my life being a little bit harder, a little bit more unsafe, and I hate him for it. Flippant statements about my fierceness means I am not allowed to be vulnerable, or even anything that is not angrily snapping my fingers whilst twerking on demand in an internet meme or viral video. I am not that, I cannot be that, and suggesting that women with skin like mine are necessarily that is racist – and if you can’t see that, well, then I think you’re racist too.”
so the last final i did in my last semester of college was for intro to women’s studies and it was a presentation on stuff we took away from the semester
what i took away was “y’all are bad at doin history”
also important to note, Janice Raymond is to be blamed for having trans health care removed as medically necessary in the States. Prior to that, GRS and/or HRT could be covered under insurance policies, but due to Raymond’s meddling,thousands of transgender USians are left w/out a means of paying for surgery or hormones.
and her thesis adviser was none other than noted transmisogynist mary daly
ughhhh, i hate trans-exclusionary radfems.
Actress Uzo Aduba
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Introduction to The Theory of Probability and Statistics.
Book cover design by Colangelo Studios (1966).
went out like a G.
Constellations for the dead of winter
Anonymous asked: You win
um, win what? you win at sending confusing anonymous messages.
Nam June Paik
A J Withers (via glorifytheordinary)