Guest Post: Hashtag Feminism

I recently re-entered the world of (Black) Twitter, and was quickly greeted with a new form of communication and activism taking the feminist of color Twitterverse by storm–hashtag activism/feminism. The first example of this new form of activism was possibly this summer’s response to the news of Paula Deen‘s racism. Titled “#PaulasBestDishes,” a hashtag started…

You are twenty, you are a woman.

I feel truly terrible because half the time, my aunt and other relatives do not mean any harm. James Scott, author of “Domination and the Arts” explained that often the subalterns-the subordinate group- often participate in their own subjugation as a strategy chosen over resistance. Though you might have to step away from the famous David and Goliath anecdote, it makes perfect sense. And think about it, David could have easily died. If he did not have the power of God (we are sticking to the original script here), I can imagine that he would have easily died; he had no military training, poor equipment and no backup. If you were David’s friend you would have called him stupid, careless, rebel without a cause? And that’s exactly what James Scott is saying. Resistance, which has a philanthropic and heroic ring to it, is not the choice of the soldier who fights and runs away so he can fight another day‚Ķin his own way. Especially is he/she has female children doomed for subordination without the strategy to protect themselves. As Scott says, such ideas of social appropriation are passed down and sometimes forced upon offspring (like me)for their own safety.

Of all the posts about Beyonce…

This one definitely has the best comments!! Judging from our class discussion, we seem interested in this significant debate about the capitalism interrupting Beyonce’s ‘fight” (or not) for women’s rights. In this article, “The problem with BeyHive Bottom Bitch Feminism,” some of my problems are clearly articulated. However, this blog post is like a million…

The Pussy Wagon

I have seen Kill Bill many times, it is actually one of my favorite movies. When I was younger my sister and I would try to reenact the scene when she is buried alive and must punch her way out the wooden box or the scene when she takes the eye out of her enemy.…