The saddest fact I’ve learned is: Nobody matters less to our society than young black women. Nobody. They have any complaint about the way they are treated: They are “bitches, hos, and gold-diggers,” plain and simple. Kelly never misbehaved with a single white girl who sued him or that we know of. Mark Anthony Neal, the African-American scholar, makes this point : one white girl in Winnetka and the story would have been different.
My message to white feminists is simple: Lean back. Way back. And take your paws off Michelle Obama. Black women have never been the model for mainstream American womanhood, and to act as though she takes something away from the (white) feminist movement is intellectually disingenuous and historically dishonest.”
“Both medical discourse and treatment regimens reflected and reinforced [the stereotype that black women are governed by their libido], which served to dehumanize black women at the very time that they were engaging in the most human of acts – birthing a child.”
-Marie Jenkins Schwartz
In the words of Lindy West is, “’I’m proud to be fat’ is still a radical statement. ‘I’m proud to be thin’ is the status quo.’”
This is not what our children need to look up to because at its most basic interpretation, it is self-hating. These people are becoming famous for self-hate, the commodification of one’s body, and perpetuating dangerous beauty standards. This needs to stop.
This season of America’s Next Top Model (ANTM) features both guys and girls. At this point, America’s Next Top Model aired its second to last episode of the season last week and the top three models are: a heterosexual male, a heterosexual female, and a homosexual male. I am borderline obsessed with America’s Next…
Upon reading the post, “oh no: Maxim’s “Cure a Feminist”” I was extremely outraged. The title and the images spoke for themselves in terms of the message this article was trying to send. I think that it perpetuates this skewed image of a feminist. It equates women who want agency for themselves and who decide to…