Doing what men want is appeasement. Feminism is resistance. Appeasement and resistance are opposing forces; the more you do of one, the less you can do of the other. That’s why these groups are insidious; they divert feminist energy into meaningless acts that only serve male interests.
Men don’t care if you write incendiary messages of revolt all over your naked body, as long as they get to see that body. When they hear you call yourself a slut, they won’t know that you’re being ironic and that you’ve reclaimed the word. And they won’t care, because irony is just another flavor of appeasement. They’ll call you a slut in a totally non-ironic, non-reclaimed way. And they’ll insist that insulting you is okay because you’re doing it to yourself.
We all have to appease in one way or another to survive, but let’s not confuse that behavior with feminist activism. It’s not. Let’s do as little of it as we can get away with, and as much resistance as we are capable of.
sorry white people but if you dont support mike brown & the people of fergusons’ protests in 2014 you probably wouldnt have supported abolition in the 1800s or civil rights movements in the 1960s & having the ability to recognize something as morally justified in hindsight something that has already been accepted by the mainstream as morally justified is nice for u but on all practical levels useless to everyone else
My black year: Maggie Anderson at TEDxGrandRapids
Chicago family Buys Black for a year. Maggie Anderson, shares her experience with that experiment.
Maggie Anderson also Author of the Book based on the experiment:
"Our Black Year"
Where are the notes??? I mean, this is THE answer, according to much of pro-Black tumbler, so I’d expect more cosigns…
This was beautiful. My friend was talking to me about this last night at dinner. & merakiandmelaninblooms be tryna tell us bout these Black owned businesses!
Yes community empowerment! Yes Afro-Cuban women!