i find it funny that “Baby Got Back” has always been a well-liked song, but as soon as Nicki Minaj samples it and shows off her amazing ass in a video, suddenly OH MY GOD WHAT A SLUT PUT THAT AWAY
like, it’s okay for a guy to talk about how much he loves butts
but it’s not okay for women to love their own butts
funny how that works
people hate it when women love themselves
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Anonymous said: No one says they are Politically Black or Politically Gay or Politically Native American or Politically Jewish, so why is it ok to do this to lesbians?
Actually yes, they may not use that terminology however there are people in all of those communities who focus their energies on themselves and not white people, or straight people or non-jewish people.
No one is “doing this to lesbians.” Many lesbians identify as political lesbians as has already been said.
additionally, queer/trans identity are not nearly as immutable as race and ethnicity, because queer/trans identity can be come to in a variety of different ways, whereas race and ethnicity are largely determined by physical characteristics and upbringing.
people can choose to identify as trans and/or queer for a variety of reasons, including politics, but people can’t choose to be part of an ethnicity or race, because those things are determined by characteristics almost entirely out of one’s control.(though there is of course some room for shifting identity, for example, mixed race or colonized people like myself)
And here is why what you’re saying is fucked up, people that identify as lesbian or gay for example, because of politics are taking up spaces in communities that are not your own people do it, yeah but that doesn’t make it right.
Political Lesbian can mean 2 things:
1) A Lesbian that is politically aware (so I’d consider myself a political lesbian)
2 )Straight women that are celibate because of their politics or bi/pan women that choose to only have relationships with women.
Currently in England a lot of minorities are defining themselves as politically Black. Those of African descent like myself have and continue to push back against political Blackness because it means other minorities take up space in conversations around anti Blackness while not examining how they benefit from anti Black racism. The same goes for political Lesbianism, only identity politics suddenly dictates that as lesbians we can’t keep the focus on actual lesbians as opposed to women who are using our sexuality to make a political statement.
Sarah Waheed notes: “One of the students in my modern South Asia history class a few years ago, was extremely upset that the book we were reading referred to the Bengal famine as a holocaust, calling the author ‘biased’. When I asked him to clarify and elaborate upon what he meant by ‘biased’, he exclaimed, inflamed, “There was only one holocaust!” The rest of the students were, however, more open to the idea of the 20th century being a century of multiple holocausts. The terms ‘holocaust’ and ‘genocide’, however, continue to elicit trauma envy.”
I first heard of British crimes like this in Mike Davis’ Late Victorian Holocausts which talks about how imperialism affected the Indian subcontinent’s food supply. The system which could feed everyone, even during hard times, was “centralized” to be “more efficient” by the British administration, leading to skyrocketing poverty and famine and a destroyed local ecology.
Just read through ALL of this…these people are INCREDIBLY organized and have collected almost every piece of information out - and they are asking some amazing questions.
I blinked at my phone, fighting simultaneous urges to hurl my phone across the room in anger and cry. Later that day, someone texted me my address — telling me they’d “See me when I least expected it.”
I haven’t been out to my car at night by myself since January 2nd.
My name is Brianna Wu. I lead a development studio that makes games. Sometimes, I write about issues in the games industry that relate to the equality of women. My reward is that I regularly have men threatening to rape and commit acts of violence against me."
This breaks my heart