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and this is why effective feminism has to be anti capitalist
[1/3] friendships: Poussey Washington and Taystee Jefferson
I didn’t mean to let you down.
why test on animals when there are prisons full of rapists
because the prisons aren’t actually full of rapists
the rapists run free and the prisons are full of people charged with weed possession
Plus ethics morals and all that jazz….
I’m called an Oreo. It means I’m black on the outside and white on the inside.
It’s my voice.
I have a very very proper voice, I enunciate and pronounce words very clearly. I sound like I stepped out of speech class at any given moment.
This in the eyes of white people makes me a “good” black person, I’m not like “other” black people. I’m considered better than other black people because I “act” white. So they tell me “you’re not like other black girls” and smile like I’ve done a great thing.
This brings up a couple points.
- White people have some monopoly on proper speech
- Proper English is better than speaking AAVE
- There’s something wrong with being like other black people
- I’m trying to act like white people for some reason and that makes me a “good” black person.
Next I’ll just address the points
1)This is just stupid. It’s standard English and anyone can speak it. Many black people “code switch” between proper English and AAVE. Additionally it provides no cultural significance to white people, so literally anyone can use it.
2) The fact that white people think that “proper” English is the best/only way is racist of them. Different dialects of English can’t be compared as better or worse. They are different and equal, because they all communicate the language. The idea that “proper” English is the only way is a racist attempt to disregard minorities and minimize their methods of communication.
3) Why is it such a good thing to be not like other black people. Radfems often point out how its problematic to say “not like other girls” but don’t do the same for race. In fact some may just ignore the racism in being “not like other (blank)” or worse yet say it themselves. There’s nothing wrong with being like other black people and the idea that it is plays into racism in the community that generally goes untouched. Furthermore radfems may fall into the trap of calling people like me “not black enough” in an effort to shun all things white. That is still putting up racist requirements to what it means to be black.
4) White supremacy. That’s the only explanation for this. Attributing traits to white people and those things making me a better black person is saying that the closer I am to white the better I am.
So that’s just one of my experiences that cause white criticism. Because this is something white people say to me with a smile. They laugh and call me an Oreo. Why do white people say this to me? Why do they say it like I’ve done a great job at something by “acting” like them. The implications for such a sentence or buried in white supremacy and rooted in racism.
In conclusion, telling me I’m not like other black people, is not a complement. If anything all I hear is “being white is better”
The Rugrats don’t have time for your gender-essentialist bullshit.
please be kind to insects. carry moths outdoors and step over ant hills when possible. help bees out of puddles and pools and direct others to the nearest safe surface when they land on your shoulder. they are just tiny kids trying to navigate a big world.
this is a nice post
I got so much crap when I cut my hair the second time. All I heard was, “you have such beautiful hair why did you cut it?” When my hair got long enough I got loc extensions. I heard nothing but praise. “Now you look like a woman.” “Don’t ever cut your hair again, you look so much better.” Until I went home and my grandparents gave me crap for having locs.
I am not my hair. And no matter how I choose to style it, I look beautiful. My hair and what I choose to do with it does not define me nor does it concern you. And no matter how I wear it I look divine because of who I am, not what is on my head.
the most annoying thing on earth is when non-vegans call vegan food gross like you are literally eating a dead animals flesh don’t fucking start w/ me
cows: look at this tiny cow is he okay?
dog: these big dogs are pretty cool