sometimes, I tell myself ”Wait, am I being too harsh with white people? :/" Their crying and sob stories almost get at me. Then I turn on my TV, read the papers, talk to my loved ones, remember life under Biya dictatorship … and realise that these tears poured by white people are not tears of revolt, shame, disgust or even remorse at the appalling state THEY have put the world in. NO, NO, NO!! They are simply lamenting the discomfort, the uneasiness that come with having their asses exposed and that’s it!! That is all that matter for them!! They are not concerned at the fucking least about the deplorable living conditions most have to endure on this planet so that they can live comfortably NO, NO, NO!! Their tears are poured for their EGOS and their egos only that they place well above my fucking existence and the existence of BILLIONS like me. These tears taste of self-centeredness, arrogance, egocentrism, total lack of compassion, total inability to relate to anybody else but themselves. These tears are made of the entitlement juice that has been feeding their imperialism for centuries! And this makes me realise that I do not go at them as hard as I should! Even a million time harder would still not be hard enough!
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Prude vs whore
"A lady in the streets, a freak in the sheets"!?!?!??!!?! The truth is that women are never forgiven their sexual freedom and their agency on their bodies because we are denied the right to explore our sexuality and bodies at whatever pace that fulfils our individual needs best!
Mixed messages are debilitating. It is mentally and physically exhausting and draining to keep up with them which is why they foster a whole bunch of mental illness and disorder. Which is why they are so important to patriarchy which as being perpetrating the ableist dismissal, silencing and policing of women as crazy bitches or witches!!
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As soon as we are born, we are torn down and pulled apart by the misogynistic, racist, homophobic, fatphobic, ageist and transphobic machine. Our self-confidence, self-worth, self-esteem and our sense of self itself are under constant attack. All of which obviously leave indelible scars on our bodies and souls but once we start exhibiting signs of damage and our pain, we are shamed by the same dehumanising machine responsible for our vulnerability and pain. “Learn to love yourselves" they say as they stab us non-stop where it hurts the most.
Fear speaks a language worth decrypting so I learning not to run away from it, sit down and listen.
Wack asses with an imperialist complex trapped in the victimising delusions UGH!
I better stop reading this now. It is coll to know that African cultureS are not exploited WOW Like how can one be this dumb and ignorant and get away with it, geez!!
African-Americans vs. black immigrants: Do institutions of higher learning give preference to foreign blacks?
While this is an interesting development, what officials at the White House failed to do through this act was specify exactly which types of African-Americans the program would benefit. Which blacks are benefiting most from programs meant to help them in the sphere of education is sparking controversy. According to a study produced by Princeton and the University of Pennsylvania, immigrants, who make up 13 percent of the nation’s college-age black population, account for more than a quarter of black students at Ivy League and other select universities.
In fact, “census data show that the children of these immigrants were more likely to be college-educated than any other immigrant or U.S.-born ethnic group, including white Americans,” a September 2012 Washington Post story states.
The result of this phenomenon is that policies created to compensate the descendants of American slaves for the deprivations caused by slavery and Jim Crow segregation are benefiting blacks of recent African and Caribbean origin disproportionately. Researchers of this discrepancy have varying theories as to why this trend has developed and continues to grow.
yeah so remember about month and a half ago where there were a bunch of Africans who were saying that Black Americans have western privilege at all times, absolutely and without complication? and how when folks brought up the positionality of Africans in things like education and employment, namely that they can and do utilize anti-black american attitutdes and rhetoric to their advantage (kinda like this guy here: ““[Black immigrants] are hard workers who have played by the rules of the system and succeeded,” Nigerian-American anthropologist John Ogbu wrote of this actuality in his seminal 1998 study Involuntary and Voluntary Minorities.” right becaue no black americans has ever worked hard or played by the rules EVER), pretty much all of them refused to engage on this point? like no one really wanted to talk about how western privilege isn’t just the sole province of black americans, by far?
I’m surprised they even had to do a study on this… Black Usian folks already know this… It’s understood…
OMG Not again! Not this dumbfuckery again!
I see that many folks still do not get something as fucking basic as WHAT A WESTERNER IS BUT INSIST ON GIVING THEIR IGNORANT ass OPINION and derailing debate to get rid of their privilege!!
Will it ever get through your skulls that a westerner is someone with a WESTERN NATIONALITY or WESTERN LEAVE-TO-REMAIN??
Do you even know what something as basic a the west is?? Nope!!! Can you conceive Afrikkkkuuunns as something other than a monolith?? Nope!!!
Newsflash: Africans can be westerners too, dumbasses!! Nigerian-AMERICANS ARE WESTERNERS, so they do benefit from western privilege. African migrants to the US with an indefinite right to remain benefit from western privilege!!
“a bunch of Africans" among which many were WESTERNERS from the US, the UK or Ireland, but I guess in the minds of most, we are all a monolithic, homogeneous group!
I hope white people are looking and are taking notes on how one denies one’s privilege! “Black Americans have western privilege at all times, absolutely and without complication" Someone is desperately trying to flock out their privilege. It might be this hard to accept since it requires one’s to renounce to the lunacy that anti-AA bias is universal putting your pain above any other to justify your imperialist ways!
“no one really wanted to talk about how western privilege isn’t just the sole province of black americans" Or maybe NO ONE EVER SAID OTHERWISE and hence cannot get blamed if some egotistical, self-centered twits - who are unable to conceive themselves as anything but the default - can’t understand that when we talk about westerners of color we are not solely talking about them, that they are not the center of the whole wide universe, and that the rest of the world exists too! Geezz!!
You can now go back to resume your crying sessions on why your self-righteous pain does not entitle you to to disrespect, appropriate and violate thousands of cultureS! We all know this is what it is all about!
Also what amazes me in this post is like always, the outstanding US-centrism!! ALWAYS!! This is a problem specific to the US. NO ONE EVER DENIED THIS! NO ONE!!! And it NEITHER ERASES YOUR WESTERN PRIVILEGE NOR HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT SINCE THE PEOPLE INVOLVED BENEFIT FROM WESTERN PRIVILEGE!!
Pathetic, failed and imbecilic derailment for an umpteenth privilege denial attempt!
So I am going through blogs and trying to catch up on what I have missed and I really CANNOT believe my eyes!!
And I will say this once and for all, to any of you out there, denying your privileges to this day, to nay of you wack ass hypocrites yapping at white people all day and night, do not believe for a second that you are different from them, you are NOT!! You just lack the power, the global hegemony!! To see behave in such a disgusting way with the little power you have over people like me is indeed the proof of your utter toxicity and hypocrisy!!
There are conversations that do NOT belong to oppressive people and privilege is definitely one of them. You know this, you full of shit assholes tell this to white people ALL THE TIME!! When are your ignorant wide ass mouths going to shut up instead of spreading dumbfuckery??
I just want to tell certain people “a lot less people care than you realize.” and I just want to tell other certain people “a lot more people care than you realize.” it’s so interesting how it always seems that the people who actually have a reason to be pretentious tend to have the greatest grasp of humility and doubt the importance of their words, or think no one’s listening, or that no one even cares. but the people who never really say anything keep on talking, louder and louder. more and more. and they don’t realize that people are fed up with them. for some reason they think they deserve an audience, but the people who actually have stories to tell, wisdom to share, and the ears of admirers willing to submit to their every utterance, don’t have that same confidence. a confidence they deserve
Something might be going down and I am missing out on it ;_;
It is disgusting. We are told to love sex but never masturbate or fool around. To love our bodies but we have to be hairless, thin, have boobs, and to never wear make up to cover our flaws. We can like sports and watch them but we can’t play them unless they are toned down and pretty enough to be oggled at. We can be nerds but we can’t be TOO smart or we forget our place. We are told we need a prince charming and to seek him out by constantly changing ourselves and being perfect for him. We are given the message that outside beauty is what matters the most but if we have it and get successful it was because we have a pretty face. We are told we exaggerate and should just go with it when we complain of being objects and property. We are taught that being a woman is worthy of an insult… WE have to fear walking at night. WE have to go in a group if we need to use the bathroom in a strange place. WE have to be cautious of where we are and who we are with. That we are told to hush and get over it if we are assaulted because real life isn’t like the crime shows and it is harder to convict the assaulter. That female artists are degraded and yelled at in artist alleys. That you are judged just by how you wear a t-shirt.
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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 ….”
The first stage of the economy’s domination of social life brought about an evident degradation of being into having — human fulfillment was no longer equated with what one was, but with what one possessed. The present stage, in which social life has become completely dominated by the accumulated productions of the economy, is bringing about a general shift from having to appearing — all “having” must now derive its immediate prestige and its ultimate purpose from appearances. At the same time all individual reality has become social, in the sense that it is shaped by social forces and is directly dependent on them. Individual reality is allowed to appear only if it is not actually real.
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Womanhood is reduced to female reproductive organs. We are taught from a young age to aspire to motherhood - obviously solely in a way that validates and supports the patriarchal institution of marriage - and that to be a woman is to be first of all an uterus-bearer. Those of us who digress and proclaim openly that they do not want to be mother are shamed.
Yet after giving brith we are shamed for our bodies not catching up anymore with the unrealistic and tyrannical standards of beauty in place. We get bombarded with celebrities whose bodies miraculously snap back after giving birth. “After 5 kids, she looks amazing, it is such a shame that girls half her age are so sloppy, more women should take notes.”