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freshmouthgoddess:

dreams-from-my-father:

lookingforthesteel:

eclecticspectrum:

lookingforthesteel:

eclecticspectrum:

I feel like I should change the name of my url, and have photo of a black man as my avi.

Bet money I’d have more followers and folks in inbox aching to talk to me.

Yo when people thought I was a man on tumblr, I had people taking what I said a whole lot more seriously and I had a bunch of new followers and that was only in the space of a few days.

What I find so hilarious is that a good chunk of the “conscious” black men on Tumblr have the most mediocre blogs. Hell, mediocre is a compliment. They have never read any texts by women. They are oblivious in regards to the black patriarchy. And they spit the rhetoric from the 60’s that needs to be deconstructed.

Step ya game up.

But don’t you know they got their ankhs and egyptology knowledge in check? The worst is when you come through and try and get all “yes Queen!” on serious ish. They ain’t worth a damn and tbh annoy the hell out of me. Oh, and then they start trying to go international with their knowledge and the only person they can drop is Frantz Fanon. I’m so over it but they get a hellu’va lot of praise

Thanks brother, you are so knowledgeable on issues.

womp womp

So I read this post and I laughed for about 10 mins straight XD OMG There are soooooo many men like this on Tumblr ahahahahaha Their egos are going to be all crushed XD when they read this. That ankhs part was just a stab in the chest!!! Why?? XD LMAO

As for the 60’s mindset, I dont want to fire any shot against amazing black women who did so much for us but I think that the womanist approach that consists of protecting black men no matter what against white people might partly be to blamed. They know that we unconditionally have their backs so why check for us?? This is partly why black patriarchy is never de-constructed because we have been trained for so long to stand by them no matter what against white people. And this is how people get trapped in a false sense of unity and shit. We fight their battle for them but please correct me if I am wrong, I have NEVER seen black men demonstrating the same collective support to us as we have been giving them. The revolution what conceived as patriarchal in essence since the main threat is white supremacy without acknowledging all the dynamics at play that influence and shape its impact.

This is where afrocentrism failed so hardddd. This goes as much for patriarchy as cissexism, homophobia and all different level of privileges. With times it became a dogma feeding off caricatures and stereotypes instead of challenging them.

yes to all of this.. i think it is why i’m rethiking how i identify.. womanism i discovered while in the US but truthfully.. it is not for me because i can no longer factor black men in my empowerment and liberation. in fact balck men and white supremacy, colonialism, occupation, theocracy, and a host of other issues are some of the biggest obstaclesto my libaration, empowerment… maybe i need a a new movement that will be created to free the black women. for her empowerment.. and to fight for the .libaration that all black libaration always forget. i won’t lie i think the primary reason the revolutions all floundered was because women and other marginalised people were not are not included in the struggle.. maybe i need a movement taht speaks more to me as “third wold’ GLOBAL southern woman

I actually wrote this with this post of yours in mind. And I totally agree with you. 

I think that womanism cannot integrate our realities as women from the global South because unlike our western counterparts, white supremacy is not lived as an immediate threat, we do not lead lives where we have to face white people everyday so in our context, the notion of unity at all cost, protecting black men despite their misogyny, is counter-intuitive and counter-productive.  

There should be more talks about responsibility and accountability and me must try and centre the debate away from back and forth with white people. For instance I am very uncomfortable with the way misogyny and queerphobia in Africa is addressed here. There is a lot of hypocrisy and denial of our own responsibility in what is going on. Sure white people colonised us and brought with them a lot of toxic shit but stop pretending that we, or certain group do not totally embrace these institutions. Yeah there is poverty, yeah there are dictatorships but seriously a lot of the oppression is the fault of some group that should be held accountable for it and not solely whitey. Trigger Warning, I am about to go raw here, but the alarming rate at which African women are raped is not the making of white people!! White people are not the one raping queer African women to ‘fix’ them!! The way domestic violence is held as a cultural and traditional practice cannot just be dumped on white people. The way queer people are victimised and harassed and even their families, is not solely the making of white people. Can we deal with our internal affairs by owning up to our shit, not be tunnel-visionned by denouncing whiteness and be blinded by a fallacious notion of solidarity based on NOTHING?? Because this is what it is all about right?? This is why I am distanced myself from western-grown or centric concepts because they are almost extremely myopic when it comes to unity or making sense of ourselves in a non-reactionnary way. This foster a lot of internal impunity and allow oppression to go unchallenged  We need to check ourselves too! And I refuse to fall for the cheap garbage of unity at all cost!

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Harrassment stories ( because they know )

freshmouthgoddess:

Here the thing I read all the Harrasment stories. and all the war stories. and All i think is fuck black dudes.

See they Know what terror feels like . they know  it form being pursued by racist cop/military . they know what it’s like having to control what they say how they move as to not end up dead. They know  . And this is why  WILL NEVER FORGIVE YOU ! BECAUSE YOU KNOW > yet here you are  reigning your misogynist of terror on us . because we the black women must not only deal with  racist sexist white male and others .. she must deal with you too. But YOU KNOW .. you too developed survival mechanism to SURVIVE those encounters. but then you turn around and terrorize us  just like they terrorize you !  FUCK YOU FUCK YOUR LIFE FUCK YOUR EXISTENCE. because YOU KNOW.  I WILL NOT FORGIVE YOU BECAUSE YOU KNOW> HOW DO YOU FEEL WHEN RACIST COPS. RACIST MILITARY OCCUPIERS HUMILIATE YOU. TREAT YOU LIKE A LESSER BEING MAKE YOU FEEL POWERLESS?  think about this . think about this  for a very long time. well this is how you turn and treat US . so fuck you again. FOR ME  THOSE BLACK DUDES ARE ON THEIR OWN.   because I have to survive the racist misogynist. and between me and you  I WILL NOT BE TERRORIZED BY YOU TOO. YOU AIN”T SHIT . I WANT NOTHING NOTHING TO DO WITH YOU LOT> BECAUSE YOU KNOW TERROR. YOU KNOW .  YES THAT IS RIGHT I EXPECT BETTER FROM YOU BECAUSE YOU KNOW.  but since you won’t behave and treat me like a human being. fight for your own liberation . it is what you have done anyways . I will fight for my own. I owe YOU NOTHING NOTHING NOTHING NOTHING  and I will make sure the future GENERATION KNOWS THAT SHE OWES YOU NOTHING TOO

YOU HATE US  JUST LIKE THE RACIST COPS/ MILITARY OCCUPIERS DO. and this is were I’m going to file you.

^^^^^^

I have seen it here time and time again from these ‘male feminists' *cough* *cough* trying to justify and excuse black men's misogyny by claiming that since white men inform what is to be a man, black men should not/ cannot really be held responsible (¬_¬)

Countless times, I have seen women take the defense of misogynistic shit fucks like Odd Future, Jay-Z and that rapper who was advising young black males to sexually abuse and assault black girls!

Yet I have NEVER EVER EVER EVER seen black men collectively demonstrating the same support and dedication!! 

Yeah, all our reality is informed by whiteness since we live within white supremacy DUHHHH!! But debates around black males’ misogyny, like all debates among people of African descents, are trapped in that delusional and fallacious ‘unity’ whose ultimate goal is to cater to the white gaze at the expense of those at the very bottom, in this case black women. Womanists have been concerned about black men’s well-being for decades, did it make them collectively less misogynistic?? A time for responsibility must come! And quick!!

I am just fucking fed up with the fact that ALL conversations about black men’s misogyny have to fucking be derailed by their struggle and hardship within whiteness; and I, a black woman, at the receiving end of misogyny from both black and white men, am ordered to be understanding, open for ‘constructive debate' FUCK THAT!! Fuck that 'constructive debate' that never addresses the facts that black men do have economical, political, cultural and social POWER over black women (hence more agency within white supremacy) and that black misogyny target nobody else but black women!! I have never seen properly dissected here the various ways in which black men, intentionally or not, deploy their power to oppress us yet I have read ginormous garbage such as someone once claiming that it was the understandable result of black men’s emasculation within white supremacy, say what???!?!?! 

I have said this time and time again: I DO NOT HAVE TO GIVE A FLYING FUCK OR SIMPLY HEAR ABOUT YOUR PAIN IF YOUR PAIN, AS SOMEONE WITH POWER OVER ME, LEAD YOU TO HURT ME!! FUCK THY PAIN AND FUCK ANY PRIVILEGED PIECE OF SHIT CONVINCED THAT THEIR SUFFERING ENTITLES THEM TO MAKE ME THEIR PUNCHING BALL!! I WILL NEVER EVER LET ANYONE USE THEIR PAIN TO OPPRESS ME!! I am so done with holding people’s hands just to be spat on! At the end of the day, as a black woman, EVERYBODY shits on me and I shouldn’t have to take nicely any blow thrown at me while I am on the floor!

Using your pain to justify/excuse inflicting pain onto others is the typical oppressive tactic which assumes that oppressors’s pain de facto holds more value than the one they are inflicting to their victims, and aims to swift the line of debate so that oppressors are perceived as the ultimate victims in the situation. Hence all the sympathy, time, attention, focus, concern, support that should go to the real victims, are then given to those who oppressed them! This is disgusting blatant erasing manipulative and silencing shit! And you perfectly nailed it! It is indeed because THEY KNOW how it feels like to be degraded  humiliated, coerced, harrassed and dehumanised that they should fucking know better and more should be expected from them instead of constantly trying to explain away their excusable behavior!

People are putting the cart before the horse. We shouldn’t assume and pretend that the sole fact of a shared oppression is ground for a unity strong enough to tackle down whiteness!! We should drop that front for a minute, stop trying to get a white people and properly discuss and go through our internal affairs. It is only with a strong and unified coalition that we can defy whiteness. Until then, tschuss! 

Segregation in Haiti

freshmouthgoddess:

I will have folks know that light skin folks segragated themsleves from darker skin Haitian. tha if one of them married darker it was cause for disownement from thier family. that many of them to this day do not identify as black and that if you did call some black that would be the most insulting thing ever. you might as well spit in thier faces. the only people light skin one who accept their blackness are from the Haitian Diaspora and the lower class light skin folks. otherwise they are the primary supporters of colorist white supremacy in Haiti..

Aaliyah vs 2Pac | Rock The Boat For Love

Been listening to this all day :3

Amazing, two of my favourite songs 

thedailymeme:

Overly Attached Nic Cage

LOL what has Nicolas Cage done to the internet?

thedailymeme:

Overly Attached Nic Cage

LOL what has Nicolas Cage done to the internet?

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mantu-o-formosa:

What’s the common characteristic among most Saudis from tribal backgrounds, Saudis from non-tribal backgrounds, Arab expats, non-Arab expats?
Their anti-blackness, oh how hatred toward Africans unites people

Why?? ;_;

What have we even done?

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~ Ignorance and rewriting history.

kneelingelephant:

I was watching a youtube video and one of the commenter pointed out: Who goes to Africa and names the most ancient human fossil which is of African origin, names this fossil “Lucy”.

And who goes deep into Africa and names the largest water fall “Victoria” as if the water fall has no history and rich culture associated to it? Only a racist privileged bigot who doesn’t even realize they’re racist. And that’s how people slowly distort history and rewrite facts. Imagine if one of the earliest if not the earliest human fossil had a clear sounding African name, how would that change how you view yourself? To know your genetic makeup is African and the very fist people to be humans, the very first people who made humans were African, imagine how that small fact would change the world outlook on Africa and Africans? But that opportunity is denied to many by small yet monumental changes such as naming an African fossil after a white English woman and calling it “Lucy”. This totally REWRITES everything.

Who does all of this??

Well the same person that name the land of our ancestors ‘AFRICA’ after an Italian historian called Leo Africanus.

Even ‘African’ as an identity is TOTALLY constructed by whiteness. It is a concept alien to our people prior colonisation. None of our reality has been untouched or untamed by whiteness! Even what we see as ‘ancestral traditions’. Nope! It still amazes me when I meet black people who do not understand that we can literally not escape whiteness even in the depths of our identity so let’s just face it and confront it head on.

I have moved past the stage where I would fantasize for a lost paradise because that is just a denial of my present as a child of colonialism, with a Christian name like my ancestors for about 5 generations who lives in an Euro-centric world, speaks and thinks in Euro-centric languages with Euro-centric ways. To yearn for the past is just a denial of my reality, it is rejection of who I am today, how my ancestors have fought for me, how I am still fighting for myself. I cant change what happen and we should not I think do that because those scars in the history of my people made me who I am today. I can at best be aware of myself and the dynamics at play that made and are making me who I am and understand how even with the little power I have I influence and shape the world and go from there. I cannot yearn for past traditions to make me who I am - because let be honest, many of these traditions were very oppressive too - and I wont let a destructive system further alienates me, so I must accept myself here right now and decide who I am, who I want to be, where I am going and how I would get there. This is resistance/resilience through acceptance. It is in the present that we create and prepare the future. I mean life is a perpetual present. So if I look back or away it is just for inspiration and examples but self-determination start with I, right, now, it is being free of dogmatic concepts either them being from our ancestors or oppressors. As long as I am alive, my cultures i.e. how I make sense of teh world and interact with it, will be alive.

Ghetto Girls

freshmouthgoddess:

kneelingelephant:

Real truth: It’s not that she’s ghetto, she’s too loud. Nope. The issue is that she’s a Black woman. And as a black woman she shouldn’t have a voice. Well, at least in the eyes of society that’s how it is.

Yeah, Unless she’s bending over giving you brain, shaking her goods (like those music videos), then she better not be saying nothing…her voice doesn’t matter.. only her body, just as she was used as a sex slave in the Middle East for 1300+ years, and sexually exploited in the Trans-Atlantic Slave trade for 400+ years, she hasn’t had her voice heard in a while, and it annoys you that she should speak, or choose to break this barrier. She must speak according to your dictation, or what she says is dismissed as irrelevant. That right there is the problem.

It’s not that she’s ghetto (do you even understand what that means anyways??). It’s not that she’s too loud either, or some other stereotypical notion you have going on.

The underlying problem with you is that she’s a Black woman.

End of story. 

yes .. so many around the world are complicit in shutting up black women everywhere… so ucking many.. … so fucking many….. from the Arab slave trade to the tanslatantlic slave trade….

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kneelingelephant:

powerful.

Wow who wrote this *_*

kneelingelephant:

powerful.

Wow who wrote this *_*

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I exist, I acknowledge that I exist, I’m aware I exist, I sense my presence and my existence has a presence, and I exist without anyone’s permission. I’m only the extension of ancient presences. I exist because they exist.

Zulu philosophy. (via kneelingelephant)

Mixed messages 2

truthnlessonsfromadiffpov:

dreams-from-my-father:

As women, our human worth is almost entirely tied up to our body and look. Yet if we openly show that we give a lot of importance to our look, we are deemed shallow, vacuous, superficial, high-maintenance, pathetic airheands with low self-esteem. ”Natural beauty … blabla blah ….”

Can i like, put this on my Facebook ?!

Yeah sure if you want to 

onmostsurfaces:

thecuriouscaseofkatie:

prettyinplague:

rileyster:

maceyxo:

cutesouthernsugar:

butnobodyknowsme:

Sex workers are human beings…. from cam models to strippers to porn stars. It may not be your cup o’ tea (mmm, tea), but it doesn’t give you the right to disrespect or shame them. 

Forever reblog.

Yes! Forever Reblog!

Always reblogging this.

REBLOG X 1,0000!!! 

YOU GO, GIRL!

You mean ”you go pimps” :

But look who’s actually running the Blue Light campaign. It’s backed byconvicted pimp Peter McCormick, who makes millions annually via prostitution websites, his son who was convicted of running six brothels, convicted pimp TJ Carroll, who used voodoo rituals to terrify trafficked African women, andconvicted pimp Tony Linnane who was connected with an incident where a woman was “threatened with being burned alive after gasoline was thrown on her.”  Mihai Selaru, who humiliated a woman he pimped by starving her and forcing her to lick his shoes, was also connected.”

Yup.

I’ll forever reblog…that you’re all wrong for blindly reblogging this. 

Man this topic is sooo complex and emotionally charged. But I think it basically boiled down to how to ensre women agency while protecting them from exploitation. Yep it is all about choice and stopping the dehumanisation of one of the most vulnerable groups of women.

I must admit that many times I have felt quite uneasy with the way the subject was debated here by some sex workers who refuse to acknowledge that unlike them some sex workers are not drawn to the industry by choice. And I understand why these women act that way because over focusing on the exploitative part of the industry just leads to all the moralist and sex-negative ‘prostitution/stripping/porn …etc is bad' stuff that contributes to the shaming, ostracisation and victimisation of sex workers. But not acknowledging the exploitation is a blatant erasure of the plight of women forced through sexual slavery and trafficking or who are constrained by extremely poor conditions of living to turn to the sex industry. I don't know if one can truly speak of choice if one only has one option left. So yeah it almost must be acknowledged that women are more poverty stricken than men and hence more vulnerable. It is about balance and I rarely see it when this subject comes up on my dash. 

In my opinion, this can be reached by first of all de-constructing the sex industry as an institution part ( and not separate from) of a patriarchal, capitalist and racist society, to fully understand the dynamics of power at play. And this ad is the perfect illustration of why it is so important to understand who benefit the most from what, the sex workers or those who exploit them. And secondly, give a voice to/protect the voice of those at the very bottom of that industry. From my personal experience, the voices are not diverse enough and many are still silenced. The debate is mainly centered around white western women in the industry by choice, who are comparatively less marginalised. Just like in this ad.

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lookingforthesteel:

overbearingparent replied to your postHey my Nubian Queen, I really appreciate your…

potentially stupid question but, how is this misogynistic?

Nah, it’s cool. The whole ‘Nubian Queen’ thing is a whole other issue, considering you know Nubian people do actually exist and we aren’t all Nubian. They are a specific group in Africa and that also falls into the larger issue of ‘Afrocentric’ gone wrong. And in general it’s misogynistic condescending because it’s put in a context of a woman being able to articulate herself, as though her main intention was to have some ‘conscious’ man who claims to be listening think he can validate her opinion by coming onto her. Tired rn so I can’t articulate the power dynamics at play but it’s all off. Just prohibits people from actually being able to discuss things in certain environments because it’s merely a case for some “conscious” men to assert the very structures that they claim to be against. And tbh, it always ends up being that their voice and opinions are the thing that all the nubian sista’s must bow down to. ‘Cause I’ve seen enough women articulate points, and then some brothaaa comes along and gets all the praise and maybe he’ll do a spoken word performance to show how sensitive he is.

Also the Nubian Queen thing plays into the Good black woman VS Bad black woman for instance Lauryn Hill vs Nicki Minaj. It carries and set patriarchal and misogynistic standards for black women and is constructed around the same slut-shaming and body-shaming discourse as white misogyny. 

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Experiment

lookingforthesteel:

eclecticspectrum:

lookingforthesteel:

eclecticspectrum:

I feel like I should change the name of my url, and have photo of a black man as my avi.

Bet money I’d have more followers and folks in inbox aching to talk to me.

Yo when people thought I was a man on tumblr, I had people taking what I said a whole lot more seriously and I had a bunch of new followers and that was only in the space of a few days.

What I find so hilarious is that a good chunk of the “conscious” black men on Tumblr have the most mediocre blogs. Hell, mediocre is a compliment. They have never read any texts by women. They are oblivious in regards to the black patriarchy. And they spit the rhetoric from the 60’s that needs to be deconstructed.

Step ya game up.

But don’t you know they got their ankhs and egyptology knowledge in check? The worst is when you come through and try and get all “yes Queen!” on serious ish. They ain’t worth a damn and tbh annoy the hell out of me. Oh, and then they start trying to go international with their knowledge and the only person they can drop is Frantz Fanon. I’m so over it but they get a hellu’va lot of praise

Thanks brother, you are so knowledgeable on issues.

womp womp

So I read this post and I laughed for about 10 mins straight XD OMG There are soooooo many men like this on Tumblr ahahahahaha Their egos are going to be all crushed XD when they read this. That ankhs part was just a stab in the chest!!! Why?? XD LMAO

As for the 60’s mindset, I dont want to fire any shot against amazing black women who did so much for us but I think that the womanist approach that consists of protecting black men no matter what against white people might partly be to blamed. They know that we unconditionally have their backs so why check for us?? This is partly why black patriarchy is never de-constructed because we have been trained for so long to stand by them no matter what against white people. And this is how people get trapped in a false sense of unity and shit. We fight their battle for them but please correct me if I am wrong, I have NEVER seen black men demonstrating the same collective support to us as we have been giving them. The revolution what conceived as patriarchal in essence since the main threat is white supremacy without acknowledging all the dynamics at play that influence and shape its impact.

This is where afrocentrism failed so hardddd. This goes as much for patriarchy as cissexism, homophobia and all different level of privileges. With times it became a dogma feeding off caricatures and stereotypes instead of challenging them.

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