July 24th, 2014

ashleighthelion:

sapphrikah:

yellowxperil:

yellowxperil:

mothkult:

yellowxperil:

mothkult:

yellowxperil:

i need to stop seeing this shit come up on my dashboard. stop mimicking “black men” when you invoke predatory sexuality. recognize it and stop doing it. recognize the part youre playing in perpetuating the deadly myth of the black male rapist.

and read this: "Rape, Racism and the Myth of the Black Rapist" from Angela Davis’s Women Race and Class

I understand what is said here, and agree. But I think the pictures/gifs used to demonstrate were a bad choice, only one directly points to the “Predator” being a black man. Just an observation.

find out what aave is and come back

Point made, I was just giving an observation. I agree with your post 100% , but I think there are better examples

absolutely there are. but i made this post as a direct response to seeing the first two gifsets go viral around tumblr’s feminist community. i added the third screenshot to further contextualize my point. a lot of feminists i followm reblogged the hell out of the first two, obviously not seeing that they were using racism to fight sexism.

i also still think you’re failing to see that these are GOOD examples. because in neo-liberal media, overt racism isn’t as pervasive as “subtle” racism. so it’s exactly those first two posts that ppl need to be more aware of. because they might not be trained to see the racism in those situations where it’s not blatant. and that’s exactly what happened when those posts went viral.

this post is going around again a little bit so i want to add a thought process i’ve developed since this post’s conception. if you don’t actually think this is a thing (like some of you reblogging this to say black ppl are reaching bc you assumed op, i, was black) keep a notepad with you for a few weeks and write down every time a non-black person slips into aave (in speech, in a text message, on facebook, whatever.) then next to that, write down why. i’ve done this, and the second column never strayed from three overlapping categories:

1) jocose sexual predation (as in the examples above. real life examples: “AY GIRL, lemme holla atcha!” “lemme get cho numba.. ay yo where you goin’?” on someone’s selfie/profile pic: “DAYUM.” “damn ma, you is fiiiiine.”) verbally, this is, without fail, accompanied by a faked very deep voice. wonder why?

2) jocose aggression (real life examples: “YO FUCK DAT NOISE I AIN’T ABOUT DAT, FUCK DA HATERZ” “WHO IS YOU” “YO ima STOMP that FOOL!” "im finna snatch this bitch weave")

3) being loud (real life examples: “MUH FUCKIN HOMIE” “FO REAL DO” “ooo girrrlll!!!” )

so we slip into aave when we’re putting on sexual predation, aggression, and loudness. what does that tell us about stereotypes of black americans?

your solidarity is so real I wanna weep.

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popca:

kid:

Gullah Gullah Island


this was my shit!!!!!!

popca:

kid:

Gullah Gullah Island

this was my shit!!!!!!

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kingsleyyy:

this hedgehog is cheering for u bc u can do anything image

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blacklonerism:

Fuck the black queer community telling me I gotta have dreads and be super masc to be acknowledged. Fuck labels. Fuck the people denying bisexuals. Fuck the invisibility of andro blk woman. Fuck the people denying blk queer fems b/c they aren’t super fem and wear a ton of makeup. Fuck the hypocrisy. Fuck labels and putting blk queers in a box.

blacklonerism:

Fuck the black queer community telling me I gotta have dreads and be super masc to be acknowledged. Fuck labels. Fuck the people denying bisexuals. Fuck the invisibility of andro blk woman. Fuck the people denying blk queer fems b/c they aren’t super fem and wear a ton of makeup. Fuck the hypocrisy. Fuck labels and putting blk queers in a box.

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bombisbomb:

'Oh My Goth' Patch Set

$11.58

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slutdust:

Remember when they used to say that gay marriage ruins the sanctity of the institution?

slutdust:

Remember when they used to say that gay marriage ruins the sanctity of the institution?

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July 23rd, 2014

factota:

"i don’t support feminism because i don’t hate men"

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