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Short clip from ‘The Impact of India’s Caste System on Women’ | Independent Lens | PBS

People are so isolated, and so alone, and so suspicious, and so competitive with each other, and so sure that they are about to be conned by their neighbor, or by their mother, or by their sister, or their grandmother. What’s the use of having fifty percent of the world’s wealth, or whatever it is that you have, if you’re going to live this pathetic, terrified life

Arundhati Roy

www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbZMUInKDGI

Thank you for hating us Italians

@Anonymous

OMG I sthis going to be a thing for real ?? Where RACIST people are upset because I pointed out how racist they are and how it affects ME??

Don’t you realise how ridiculous you are?? ITALIANS ARE RACIST AS FUCK!! They are up there with Austrians as some of the most racist people in Europe, hands down and I will not let such petty emotional manipulation silence me!

Italians men DO dehumanise and exploit African women like myself. I said earlier that about 40% of prostitutes in Italy were from Nigeria alone because I remember seeing it mentioned in this documentary. Now some other sources like this one claimed that it is actually as much as 60%!! What does that say about a WHITE country in Europe where the overwhelming majority of prostitutes is from the heart of Africa?? Other than that most Italians men are sexual, racist deviant and pervert who find pleasure in dehumanising and exploiting us!!

I will not get silenced on this!! NO, NO NO!! Especially since most of these prostitutes are trafficked, tortured and killed. There is a RACIST, SEXUAL trafficking of African women that feeds the monstrous, fetishistic needs of Italians men and NO ONE talks about this! 

The team begins their journey in northern Italy. As many as 20,000 Nigerian women work as prostitutes on Italy’s streets.

They meet Rita, who tells Kleeman she sleeps with up to 10 men a day, seven days a week, for 20 euros a time. After five years of prostitution, Rita still hasn’t paid off the 50,000 Euro debt she owes her traffickers. She is also forced to pay them 300 Euros a month in ‘rent’ to solicit from her particular patch of pavement beside a highway.

Rita says customers had beaten her badly in the past but she has no choice but to continue working on the streets. She tells Kleeman she has sworn to repay the debt to her traffickers”

No one is talking about how the Italian Mafia held many of African women seemingly hostage for their trafficking!

I will let no one try and silence me on that. You, Italians are absolutely gross. To have the audacity to come at me for talking about the vile shit going on in your country, the vile shit you put black women and black people through, while acting as if you were the victim is another proof of how irrepressibly nasty you are.

Mediterranean men are just gross. They would throw racial slurs at us then in the same fucking breath proposition us for sex. This is what I have been through with these pigs as soon as my breast started showing!! This here, is sexual abuse and harassement and I should not have to shut the fuck up about it, just to please people as gross and racist as you!

And yeah, Italians are not ashamed of their racism, very very far from that actually!! They are not ashamed of treating immigrants of colour in their country like shit. They are not ashamed of throwing bananas at black football players during matches. They are not ashamed of making monkey noises when black players touch the ball. They are so racist that they would even racially abuse the first black player of their OWN fucking football team. Who does that, if not racist savages?? Who?? Italians do!!

While many Europeans football teams have so many players of color that white players are even in minority in some cases, Mario Balotelli, has to go through the racism of his OWN country men. Calling him all type of animal name, throwing abuse at him and contesting his nationality because he is ‘black’.

For anyone who still has any doubt out there about this, ITALY IS A RACIST SHIT HOLE, one of the most racist places in Europe. Which speaks volume considering how incredibly racist Europe already is as a whole!

I would advise dark-skinned POC not to visit that hole and spend any of their money on a people that do not respect us and still see us as animal. Especially if you are a black woman, watch your back out there and be safe!

yellowfeathersfall:

girljanitor:

youngbadmanbrown:

girljanitor:

cosmicyoruba:

b-sama:


The matter is made worse by the Himba culture of open sex being a normal part of their culture, however these German SEX tourist are taking advantage of the Young girls for their selfish sexual desire to have sex with what they call “African Bush Girls”

#The first sentence reveals there is something disturbing about how Namibians, Motswana and South Africans regard certain ethnic groups , but thats not a conversation for tumblr… 

So this is a thing? Dear heavens.

yeah, it’s a thing


Uh, I’ve see the set that that photo of the topless white woman came from. What does it have to do with sex tourism? Is that why she was there?

[TW: hypersexualization, objectification, assault]
To be perfectly honest, I have no idea why this woman was there or her intentions. Photos like these bother the shit out of me because I find them exploitative and disingenuous, and I have way too much knowledge of history and current events in relation to colonialism and “anthropology” to ever really be comfortable with photos like these.
I have very strong convictions in regard to the way popular media is largely regarded as a template for what is considered acceptable in our society, and the ways in which that directly translates into harm done to real, actual people in the world.
“Let’s get sexy with the natives” is a fucking hot-button issue with me and I ain’t never gonna let that shit go.
Just because one photos is a white man “getting sexy with the natives” and one is a white woman “getting sexy with the natives” doesn’t really generate ANY more benefits of the doubt in me. As if a white woman never fucking called me a squaw and grabbed up on my shit. No, no, no, no, no.

this shit, right here…

I really don’t know what to think for real.
I am feeling quite uneasy about the comments above because I think they are the illustration of what we have been talking on this website for some time now. The total inability for POC in position of power over other POC to analyse the realities of those POC they have power on, without filtering it through their own concepts as relatively privileged POC and hence making it all about themselves. This, as we have discussed here through the case of western privilege DOES lead to oppression.
There are many ‘hierarchical’ levels within oppressed POC groups. First there is western-privilege, then among non-westerns, those who live within societies that have been penetrated by whiteness can and do oppress those who don’t. For instance, Pygmies in my country being oppressed by non-indigenous people. 
TBH the comments above do not vary that much from the original comment that I find extremely problematic. They essentially totally fail to acknowledge Himba women’s mental autonomy and self-determination. They see these women as nothing else but helpless and clueless creatures who have no fucking idea what the baddy white folks are doing to them or what is going on. ‘Oh shit those poor savages are unaware that they are being exploited, please save them' And this is directly linked to the white supremacist notion of indegenous peoples as 'stupid savages'. 
I find it extremely depressing that NO ONE here seemed to have stopped for a second and asked themselves: “How do these Himba women live the situation?” “How are things from their point of view?”
For instance the fact that the picture of the Himba women touching that white woman’s breast (If my eyes are betraying me, please correct me because it is pretty clear to me that the Himba women are the ones engaging in the act of touching that woman’s breast) become about “hypersexualization, objectification, assault” then leads to “As if a white woman never fucking called me a squaw and grabbed up on my shit" is quite clear to me that all this is about your own projections that have NOTHING to do with what is going on or how those who should be our main focus here, i.e. Himba women, are experiencing it!
This is just so startling to me. Once again, western codes about sexuality that conceive breast as inherently sexual are used to read the actions of women who CLEARLY have a different relationship with their body!
Himbas are absolutely exceptional, resourceful and brilliant people who have managed until now to resist whiteness attacks on their culture and identity and preserve their lifestyle SUCCESSFULLY! Obviously I am not saying that everything is perfect and the struggle is not hard but rather than using your western and deeply white-washed doctrines about race relations, we are the ones who should actually learn from them!! STOP REDUCING THESE WOMEN TO THE STATUS OF VICTIMS NEEDING SAVING! Please once again, correct me if I am wrong but NO MENTION of sexual assault was made. So why would you necessarily see women from a culture that seems to be quite sexually permissive, engaging in sex with white men, or something that YOU read as sexual such as touching a white woman’s breast, as victims of “assault”?? Where does this come from if it is not all about YOU?? When some people think that certain things are harmful to others out of nowhere, we all know how shit like this ends up!
Try and listen to their voices and see things from their point of view.  
Not doing something this basic and essential is a flagrant sign of privilege that is not acknowledged!! Instead, everybody is reading this from the point of view of white people, or their own points of view as POC living in the west while failing to realise that things might not be experienced the same way by these Himba women, as I have mentioned here!
This is crucial! You can NOT help people if you dont listen to their voice or put their experience and perception of it at the centre of your analysis. Being privileged over them while doing so, can ONLY lead to oppression.

yellowfeathersfall:

girljanitor:

youngbadmanbrown:

girljanitor:

cosmicyoruba:

b-sama:

The matter is made worse by the Himba culture of open sex being a normal part of their culture, however these German SEX tourist are taking advantage of the Young girls for their selfish sexual desire to have sex with what they call “African Bush Girls”

#The first sentence reveals there is something disturbing about how Namibians, Motswana and South Africans regard certain ethnic groups , but thats not a conversation for tumblr… 

So this is a thing? Dear heavens.

yeah, it’s a thing

Uh, I’ve see the set that that photo of the topless white woman came from. What does it have to do with sex tourism? Is that why she was there?

[TW: hypersexualization, objectification, assault]

To be perfectly honest, I have no idea why this woman was there or her intentions. Photos like these bother the shit out of me because I find them exploitative and disingenuous, and I have way too much knowledge of history and current events in relation to colonialism and “anthropology” to ever really be comfortable with photos like these.

I have very strong convictions in regard to the way popular media is largely regarded as a template for what is considered acceptable in our society, and the ways in which that directly translates into harm done to real, actual people in the world.

“Let’s get sexy with the natives” is a fucking hot-button issue with me and I ain’t never gonna let that shit go.

Just because one photos is a white man “getting sexy with the natives” and one is a white woman “getting sexy with the natives” doesn’t really generate ANY more benefits of the doubt in me. As if a white woman never fucking called me a squaw and grabbed up on my shit. No, no, no, no, no.

this shit, right here…

I really don’t know what to think for real.

I am feeling quite uneasy about the comments above because I think they are the illustration of what we have been talking on this website for some time now. The total inability for POC in position of power over other POC to analyse the realities of those POC they have power on, without filtering it through their own concepts as relatively privileged POC and hence making it all about themselves. This, as we have discussed here through the case of western privilege DOES lead to oppression.

There are many ‘hierarchical’ levels within oppressed POC groups. First there is western-privilege, then among non-westerns, those who live within societies that have been penetrated by whiteness can and do oppress those who don’t. For instance, Pygmies in my country being oppressed by non-indigenous people. 

TBH the comments above do not vary that much from the original comment that I find extremely problematic. They essentially totally fail to acknowledge Himba women’s mental autonomy and self-determination. They see these women as nothing else but helpless and clueless creatures who have no fucking idea what the baddy white folks are doing to them or what is going on. ‘Oh shit those poor savages are unaware that they are being exploited, please save them' And this is directly linked to the white supremacist notion of indegenous peoples as 'stupid savages'. 

I find it extremely depressing that NO ONE here seemed to have stopped for a second and asked themselves: “How do these Himba women live the situation?” “How are things from their point of view?”

For instance the fact that the picture of the Himba women touching that white woman’s breast (If my eyes are betraying me, please correct me because it is pretty clear to me that the Himba women are the ones engaging in the act of touching that woman’s breast) become about “hypersexualization, objectification, assault” then leads to “As if a white woman never fucking called me a squaw and grabbed up on my shit" is quite clear to me that all this is about your own projections that have NOTHING to do with what is going on or how those who should be our main focus here, i.e. Himba women, are experiencing it!

This is just so startling to me. Once again, western codes about sexuality that conceive breast as inherently sexual are used to read the actions of women who CLEARLY have a different relationship with their body!

Himbas are absolutely exceptional, resourceful and brilliant people who have managed until now to resist whiteness attacks on their culture and identity and preserve their lifestyle SUCCESSFULLY! Obviously I am not saying that everything is perfect and the struggle is not hard but rather than using your western and deeply white-washed doctrines about race relations, we are the ones who should actually learn from them!! STOP REDUCING THESE WOMEN TO THE STATUS OF VICTIMS NEEDING SAVING! Please once again, correct me if I am wrong but NO MENTION of sexual assault was made. So why would you necessarily see women from a culture that seems to be quite sexually permissive, engaging in sex with white men, or something that YOU read as sexual such as touching a white woman’s breast, as victims of “assault”?? Where does this come from if it is not all about YOU?? When some people think that certain things are harmful to others out of nowhere, we all know how shit like this ends up!

Try and listen to their voices and see things from their point of view.  

Not doing something this basic and essential is a flagrant sign of privilege that is not acknowledged!! Instead, everybody is reading this from the point of view of white people, or their own points of view as POC living in the west while failing to realise that things might not be experienced the same way by these Himba women, as I have mentioned here!

This is crucial! You can NOT help people if you dont listen to their voice or put their experience and perception of it at the centre of your analysis. Being privileged over them while doing so, can ONLY lead to oppression.

eclecticspectrum:

oumkhartoum:

A lot of the discussions on this website about women of colour revolve around convincing white people we are capable of free thought/action, while attempting to silence the women of colour who feel like there are societal barriers that make us incapable of doing so. This perpetuates the idea that there should be shame in oppression. Keeping up appearances and showing a unified front to white people seems to be the most important thing and I disagree with it and would like pan-African and pan-Muslims blogs to remember that while unity is important, it is oppressive to treat us like a monolith with only one mind and experience.

There always seems to be this need to pander to the white gaze and I’d like to see folks move away from that. You can’t speak for WOC if you pander to white feminists because they have yet to fully give a damn about intersectionality. 

And from what I’ve seen on Tumblr lately, WOC haven’t mastered intersectionality either. We have a long way to go and I hope that pride and egos don’t get in the way of us educating ourselves.

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Blechk. The more I see of this Olympic coverage on Tumblr the more my belief in that people who scream liberation are far too interested in slogans, symbols, and repetition than critical thinking on the images they see.

@vagabondaesthetics

I know right?? Most of them are safely sitting in their house in the west while their peers back home are going through hell. 

I am beyond fucking sick with EVERY western feminist WOC. All of them, I just can’t anymore. 

Mehreen Kasana who is an AMERICAN PAKISTANI, has been bullying Saudi women for mentioning that Saudis women are FORCED to wear the Hijab so they are indeed OPPRESSED. And that stating otherwise is very dangerous and is following the rhetoric of those who oppressed these women!!

CAN YOU FUCKING BELIEVE THAT THESE WESTERN ASSHOLE FAUX-FEMINISTS HAVE A WHOLE BLOG DEDICATED TO SHUTTING DOWN THE VOICES OF NON-WESTERNERS WHO DISAGREE WITH THEM AND SPREADING MISLEADING AND DANGEROUS INFORMATION, JUST TO FUCKING PROVE WHITE FEMINISTS WRONG??

Can you believe this??

Mehreen Kasana is a vile piece of shit and she is very dangerous and arrogant at that!!

afblah:

hbombtastic:

cynicalapathy:

reina-nena:

Muslim women in the Olympics. Woroud Sawalha (Palestine), Bahya Mansour al Hamad (Qatar), and Sarah Attar (Saudi Arabia).

guess what??????????????? that Saudi girl has an American Nationality 

and i get a vibe of shaming/blaming oppressed women in those countries for their oppression , anyone senses that?

I see the complete abuse of an opportunity for these people to label a picture about a woman from my country to further their agenda and ignoring Saudi women’s voices when we say that this is problematic

what they are doing is praising the regulations that was put on Sarah Attar

and not even acknowledging that Wodjan Shahrkani is probably going to have to withdraw from Judo because the Saudi government wont let her play without the hijab 

I’m wondering where are all these people when we actually have accomplishments?

if they can’t use our faces for their own agenda they don’t even acknowledge Saudi women

the same people who preach not to speak over people are speaking over Saudi women

actually women in the middle east in general

it would have taken them 1 minute to search Sarah Attar’s name

to get their facts straight before they slap a label that’s contradictory to reality

I’m so infuriated by many western POC, apparently intersectionality is only applicable in the west. Class, race, sexual orientation, religious views,…etc don’t exist in non-western countries. We are simple human beings, I really have no issue with hijab nor the girls who have been sent, my only issue is that they were forced to wear hijab and many of them are class-privileged, additionally, people keep ignoring many Saudis who are voicing their objection and consider them either as brainwashed or such. They were sent by the government to let others assume that the government is progressive, yet the people are not progressive. Also, to deviate the people from the growing protests in the eastern region which by the way, many kick-ass women are participating at but they’re not revolutionary! Anyway, now I know that western WOC can be as harmful as white women and simply use us as pawns in their struggle….

THIS

THIS

THIS!!!!!!

ALL OF THIS!!!!!!!

I am sooooo fucking sick of those western WOC , WHO LIVE IN THE WEST OR HAVE A WESTERN PASSPORT, and have no shame whatsoever appropriating the struggle of non-westerners to further their agenda i.e impress white people. This is really disgusting, exploitative and dangerous UGH!

This enrages me so much.  Merheen Kasana gets all the side-eyes!!

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we are dying but you keep telling me to smile.

freshmouthgoddess:

Some of you are so busy worrying what white people think, about colonialism . that you forget that poor WOC in the GS ( global south ) are dying  at the hands of MOC

You so busy with whitey. that you forget that the fucking revolution need to happen at home  by any means necessary.  or Poor WOC in the GS will keep dying..

you class and educational privilege, and academic feminism , can’t  stop feminicide. 

Pride , patriotism , Nationalism .. can’t stop feminicide either.

A women a tumblr told you that her oppression was real. that no matter what what racist people say  or do .. the motherfucking point is that the oppression is real. and you triggered her but dismissing it cause Goddess forbid that whitey be looking, because you would have to acknowledge how fucked up fucked our people are. ( and by all that is sacred .. if you motherfuckign dismiss this point because it happen in withey country’s too . I’m going to go all fucking hulk on your asses. ) 

WE ARE NOT THE SUM OF COLONIALISM! y’all need to cut that shit out..

patriarchy is killing us .. the few women of the GS who make it out , or either very fucking lucky  or class privileged. look if some of you are not being oppressed i’m real fucking happy for you. but when you dismiss the oppression that  is very real for poor WOC in the global south to  shut down white feminist, white racist fucks, then you ain’t about revolution. you’re just about yourself and racist white people. In fact you are like those white feminist you hate so much.. talking about agency .. and shit.. when some of us do really fucking need to be saved… if we didn’t why the fuck did Harriet Tubman needed to exist to go save her people ,.. why the fuck did we need a Haitian revolution.. you so busy .. with protecting the country’s image and defending MOC ( who by the motherfucking way  are the one killing us now are the primary motherfucking oppressor in our day to day lives) from the white feminist and the white people .. you forget. that some do need help getting out.

but hey .. you deserve protection.. not some Poor WOC  in the GS nope.. after all what is the most  most fucking important fight in your life is to fight white feminist  with all your might.. too bad so many poor WOC  in the GS will be dead . when you get  to  tackling the in country fuckery they have to deal with  

Reasons why if you’re a Black woman with a time machine you should head to Igboland first

cosmicyoruba:

eshusplayground:

cosmicyoruba:

  • Igbo women were the breadwinners. They dealt in the market and handled money, their husbands gained their wealth from working on the farms. If you’ve read Buchi Emecheta’s “Efuru” you would have seen a perfect example of this, and of how a good woman was one who had a great sense of business.
  • If you’ve read “Efuru” you would also notice the ease with which an Igbo woman could marry and divorce.
  • A good wife-to-be was expected to have had boyfriends, Igbo society generally did not try to control female sexuality.
  • Igbo people did not frown upon sex work. “Free” women were accepted as being part and parcel of society and could carry out sexual liaisons as they saw fit.
  • There were no restrictions on a woman’s movement. Igbo women could travel far and wide in the name of business, visiting friends or family, running away from home etc. They did not require a chaperone.
  • Igbo society had spaces for trans women (and trans men too!).
  • Women could marry women once upon a time in Igboland.

And I will tell the women to tell the men and kids and animals, “DON’T LET THEM GET OFF THE BOAT!”

Yes!

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halftheskymovement:

Maya Angelou - American author and poet

halftheskymovement:

Maya Angelou - American author and poet

thisblogisnotafrocentric:

alwaystheoviereya:


str8nochaser:

elizabitchtaylor:

This photo fascinates me because it expresses a dynamic that you don’t often see between men and women, with a man taking on the adoring role and the woman drinking it all in.

My husband looks at me like this all the time. I act like it annoys me, but really… he’s the only man who has ever openly adored me and it still weirds me out. Its a shame that as women, particularly women of color, we have been acculturated to not be admired and adored… to think that men who do that for us, who look at us like this are at best, weird… and at worst, simps. 
But I’ll tell you this, if he ever stopped looking at me like that, I’d die inside. 


This has happend to me before. I miss it. *sigh*

Always reblog for that commentary and look *sigh*

;_;

thisblogisnotafrocentric:

alwaystheoviereya:

str8nochaser:

elizabitchtaylor:

This photo fascinates me because it expresses a dynamic that you don’t often see between men and women, with a man taking on the adoring role and the woman drinking it all in.

My husband looks at me like this all the time. I act like it annoys me, but really… he’s the only man who has ever openly adored me and it still weirds me out. Its a shame that as women, particularly women of color, we have been acculturated to not be admired and adored… to think that men who do that for us, who look at us like this are at best, weird… and at worst, simps. 

But I’ll tell you this, if he ever stopped looking at me like that, I’d die inside. 

This has happend to me before. I miss it. *sigh*

Always reblog for that commentary and look *sigh*

;_;

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being a fat brown woman you’re fighting two ugly wars

cynicalapathy:

  1. the thin is beautiful war.
  2. the white is beautiful war.
everything-is-a-baited-hook:

Women perform 66 percent of the world’s work, produce 50 percent of the food, but earn 10 percent of the income and own 1 percent of the property (UNICEF, ‘Gender Equality – The Big Picture’, 2007.)

Poverty has a woman’s face and that face is definitely that face of a woman of color, not a white woman!!
Seriously, this point is very important and I still do not understand why it is always sidelined. As if our poverty issues were in anyway comparable to women’s in the west. Race plays a major role in the way patriarchal white supremacist capitalism affects us. 
Most food producers in the west are men who have access to the latest technologies, while they are overwhelmingly very poor women in developing countries. This is why, not mentioning race or the developing / developed countries dichotomy makes sentences such as this one “Women […] produce 50 percent of the food" at best a distortion of the truth. 

everything-is-a-baited-hook:

Women perform 66 percent of the world’s work, produce 50 percent of the food, but earn 10 percent of the income and own 1 percent of the property (UNICEF, ‘Gender Equality – The Big Picture’, 2007.)

Poverty has a woman’s face and that face is definitely that face of a woman of color, not a white woman!!

Seriously, this point is very important and I still do not understand why it is always sidelined. As if our poverty issues were in anyway comparable to women’s in the west. Race plays a major role in the way patriarchal white supremacist capitalism affects us. 

Most food producers in the west are men who have access to the latest technologies, while they are overwhelmingly very poor women in developing countries. This is why, not mentioning race or the developing / developed countries dichotomy makes sentences such as this one “Women […] produce 50 percent of the food" at best a distortion of the truth. 

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freececemcdonald:

The National Lawyers Guild just put out a great support article about CeCe’s case.
http://www.nlg.org/news/announcements/nlg-queer-caucus-tupocc-anti-racism-and-anti-sexism-committees-demand-hennepin-county-attorney-charges-against-cece-mcdonald/

dizzzypie:

brbnightmares:

Dumb Things White People Say: The moment white trans women realize that the last 20 trans women to be killed were all PoC is the moment they might…

sonofbaldwin:

world-of-whit:

dizzzypie:

world-of-whit:

Wouldn’t this have to be clarified a bit? Something along the lines of having it be the last 20 murders of trans women that we know about?

Honey, that sounds kind of like a derail. Fact is trans WoC have it much worse than white trans…

Not to mention that all confirmed deaths are reported. ALL OF THEM. ESPECIALLY murders. They might not be on the evening news, but they are documented SOME PLACE. And the documentation allows us to know that of all transfolk that have died or been killed, MOST of them are people of color.

Unless there are hundreds of thousands of dead, white transfolk whose bodies have never been discovered, then we can safely say that you’re more likely to be the victim of death if you’re transfolk of color. That’s not to say that white transfolk aren’t in any danger, but it IS to point out that white privilege PROTECTS EVEN white transfolk comparatively.

The desire to follow the “scientific,” “legal” letter of the law (rather than the spirit of the law) in regard to this is not simply an attempt to derail; it’s an attempt to lessen the potency of the disparity between what happens between white transfolk and people of color transfolk. It’s an attempt to discredit the reality of trans people of color so that trans whitefolk don’t have to bear the burden of being complicit in a system that privileges even queer Whiteness. It’s the adult way of saying, “I have it bad, too. So you don’t get to say you have it worse.”

In other words, it’s, irrefutably, racism. Plain and simple.

Regardless of what peanut gallery derailments occur in every conversation like this on the internets… I just have a question and some input.

I would LOVE to know who all of these white trans women this contentious blowhard is in contact with that they’re basing this inflamed crap on. Issue is real, but this is crap. Sorry!

I’m not amused by men, trans or otherwise, and queers in general, or anyone, butting in to politics surrounding trans women and dividing us on race lines, and responding to some supposed segregation within trans women’s experiences and lives and getting mad about it based on some casual observation of what trans women do and say online.

I actually give no concern to opinions like this! I don’t care.

Segregation and white-vs-PoC issues just being stuck onto trans women’s lives like a stamp is SO ridiculous. This might TOOOOOTALLY SHOCK YOU but racism happens to play out in a way different for trans women than you might know, just like it plays out differently for everyone.

But since everyone is so eager to hear what a man says it’s REBLOG-REBLOG-REBLOG. If amplifying a PoC sounding off about a bunch of trash makes them less guilty about being a white person for 5 mins, COOL! Why question anything?

Trans women experience a specific type of segregation: TOTAL AND UTTER SEGREGATION FROM ONE ANOTHER ON AN ABSOLUTELY ONE-ON-ONE PERSONAL BASIS. NO COMMUNITY WITH ONE ANOTHER WHATSOEVER outside of online interaction.

So everyone who thinks they have a lot to say about this, have fun being right all the time! I laugh at you. If I wasn’t white, I would probably also cry.

Love,
Julie Blair. 

I am the woman who originally pointed out this was a derailment made by a friend of mine. I am a trans woman of color. Fuck you and check your privilege, you racist fuck. It’s racist. We deal with the same fucking kinds of racism that other groups have, just with little extras. You obviously do not get how racism plays out if you think shit like that doesn’t affect trans women. When everyone would rather talk about a white trans woman being kept out of a beauty pageant rather than a black trans woman being arrested for defending herself, there is racism in the trans community. YOu do not get to decide what is actually racist, cracker. I am trans. and a woman. And a person of color. Your racist if you don’t see the racism that is affecting trans women of color and just generally shitty too. We are the ones who mainly get killed. You honestly make me so mad and are great proof that just because someone is trans, that doesn’t mean they can’t still be a total racist. This isn’t about men. I made the point it was a derailment. This is about racist shit like this

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