Seriously. Do you know how many gif sets I see of characters that have passed away on The Walking Dead and most of them are always missing T-Dog and Jacqui. Shit I see more images of Amy who died before Jacqui…
But how the fuck are you going to forget T-Dog? He died in the same episode as Lori but some how he gets over looked by fans.
When you take a step back and realize that the deaths of black characters aren’t really held as high as the deaths of white characters in this fandom.
You might say I’m over reacting but when you look at it, that is some deep racism that takes place in the real world…..
they know they wrong for putting them 2 little white girls in that gifset but not T-Dog and Jacqui
Well, after fighting so hard not to do it, I have finally started a blog to share my thoughts on black feminism in today’s society. After taking a class entitled “Black Women in America”, and discovering a whole ton of interesting facts on black womanhood, I decided to let my voice be heard (as corny as that may sound).
So, I am a black woman living in the wilderness of America (specifically the outskirts of Detroit *gasp*) and have experienced oppression of the black female body (of course) and I want to talk about it. But not talk about in the way that only “feminists” can talk about it but in a way that will facilitate an honest discussion on both ends.
First, a little bit about me. I am an undergraduate student at Wayne State University (I guess I should add that my views are not reflective of the University’s) in Detroit, MI. I am the youngest of 3 children and a Beyoncé FANATIC. A few years ago, I became completely immersed in the education of African (specifically African-American) culture and decided to take every class possible to “extend” my knowledge. I also live in what I like to call a “dual” world that allows me to study and proclaim black feminism but I am still very much a “contemporary” individual with a love affair with high fashion. I also work in corporate America (sue me) and don’t rock a natural hairdo (oh well). Instead I come equipped with KNOWLEDGE that stretches beyond the most physical forms that can have a tendency to stifle young black feminists like myself.
I have heard time and time again, “how can you be a feminist with a weave and couture clothing on?”, “how can you be a feminist and work in corporate America?” “How can you be a feminist and blah, blah, blah.” My answer is usually simple and can vary depending on my mood or conversation. I usually reply with “feminism is not about outer appearance or occupation but rather about the desire and need to embrace all forms of female expression when obvious oppression has created an uncomfortable circumstance”. I usually get weird or snide looks after that but I skip happily along.
In an effort to disrupt the” normal” feminist discourse, I present a challenge to those who can’t see outside of the “politics of respectability” as well as those who tend to place women in “certain” boxes, in regards to embracing feminism. Why can’t I be a feminist AND wear what I want to? Why can’t I be a feminist AND work where I want to? Why can’t I be a feminist AND wear weave? Why can’t I be a feminist AND love hip-hop (actually I found that many black feminists do love hip-hop but I will get into that discussion later)? Let’s discuss what makes a person a black feminist versus “just” an educated black female? Let’s also discuss the representation of black women in popular culture and why black feminists are necessary (or not necessary).
Looking forward to an interesting discussion.
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The arrest of a Dutch teenager didn’t dissuade copycats. It created a noxious meme.
Almost 21 years old and I already hate the fuck out of teenagers.
I’ve hated them since I was a teenager.
Seriously? They arrested a girl for a very very very very very bad joke and people got angry. That’s normal. These kids are just trying to show how ridiculous the arrest was/piss off the people who did it/ show solidarity. Yes, the joke was racist and bad. No, it was not worth an arrest. And people realized that and got mad.
It’s not because the joke was racist, it’s because YOU DON’T JOKE ABOUT BOMBS ON AIRPLANES.
IT’S NOT FUNNY. IT’S NOT WITTY. IT’S NOT CUTE.
Airlines can’t take shit like that lightly, especially because, I don’t know, planes have been blown up or used in terrorist activities how many times now?
WAIT. REALLY? IF YOU ASK ME, SHE SHOULD BE CRUCIFIED.
You idiots need an example of exactly what NOT to joke about. It was totally worth the arrest. Threats like bombs on airplanes do not get taken lightly because they are very real. She wasted the time and resources of hundreds of people trying to determine if the threats were true. And what if a bomb did happen to go off? How fucking shitty would that be? I have no sympathy for her.
I not only have no sympathy for her, but no sympathy for anyone who gets in any sort of trouble for doing stupid shit like this.
If you think this stuff is normal or acceptable you can fuck yourself.
Youth are just too out of control.
Let them all get arrested.
I hope they get massive fines to match.
If I am ignoring you, I apologize. I become distracted and will focus on one thing a while. Sometimes I’m just emotionally overwhelmed and I have to lay down for a while. I’m not ignoring you because it’s you it’s because life is distracting and hard and so sometimes I just need to stop talking to people and sometimes I do that suddenly.