i need to stop seeing this shit come up on my dashboard. stop mimicking “black men” when you invoke predatory sexuality. recognize it and stop doing it. recognize the part youre playing in perpetuating the deadly myth of the black male rapist.
and read this: "Rape, Racism and the Myth of the Black Rapist" from Angela Davis’s Women Race and Class
I understand what is said here, and agree. But I think the pictures/gifs used to demonstrate were a bad choice, only one directly points to the “Predator” being a black man. Just an observation.
find out what aave is and come back
Point made, I was just giving an observation. I agree with your post 100% , but I think there are better examples
absolutely there are. but i made this post as a direct response to seeing the first two gifsets go viral around tumblr’s feminist community. i added the third screenshot to further contextualize my point. a lot of feminists i followm reblogged the hell out of the first two, obviously not seeing that they were using racism to fight sexism.
i also still think you’re failing to see that these are GOOD examples. because in neo-liberal media, overt racism isn’t as pervasive as “subtle” racism. so it’s exactly those first two posts that ppl need to be more aware of. because they might not be trained to see the racism in those situations where it’s not blatant. and that’s exactly what happened when those posts went viral.
this post is going around again a little bit so i want to add a thought process i’ve developed since this post’s conception. if you don’t actually think this is a thing (like some of you reblogging this to say black ppl are reaching bc you assumed op, i, was black) keep a notepad with you for a few weeks and write down every time a non-black person slips into aave (in speech, in a text message, on facebook, whatever.) then next to that, write down why. i’ve done this, and the second column never strayed from three overlapping categories:
1) jocose sexual predation (as in the examples above. real life examples: “AY GIRL, lemme holla atcha!” “lemme get cho numba.. ay yo where you goin’?” on someone’s selfie/profile pic: “DAYUM.” “damn ma, you is fiiiiine.”) verbally, this is, without fail, accompanied by a faked very deep voice. wonder why?
2) jocose aggression (real life examples: “YO FUCK DAT NOISE I AIN’T ABOUT DAT, FUCK DA HATERZ” “WHO IS YOU” “YO ima STOMP that FOOL!” "im finna snatch this bitch weave")
3) being loud (real life examples: “MUH FUCKIN HOMIE” “FO REAL DO” “ooo girrrlll!!!” )
so we slip into aave when we’re putting on sexual predation, aggression, and loudness. what does that tell us about stereotypes of black americans?
your solidarity is so real I wanna weep.
the latter commentary
The first one is Kat Dennings not reversing the role per se. She’s just being really confident in a mirror because she looks fine in that dress
k but why would she just suddenly slip into aave? does she talk like that normally? absolutely not, not even close to how she talks. shes changing her speech mannerisms to match what she’s trying ro convey. think about that again. why S U D D E N L Y S L I P into aave
honestly that argument is rly getting too much airtime. its not even an argument. as if you cant simultaneously propagate anti-black stereotypes and be self confident?!? where the hell did you learn that one
hey!! omg! weren't you the emcee of queer punk fest??
yeah could you tell i have social anxieties
White Marijuana Millionaires.
#drug war cw
Since Colorado voted to legalize marijuana for recreational use in January, that vote has created more then 20 white marijuana millionaires who the Government has allowed to store their millions in U.S. Banks.
Keep in mind that there are more then 100,000 black and latino people who are in American prisons for the same simple possession and intend to sell marijuana.
BUT THEY MAKING WHITE BOYS MILLIONAIRES FOR COMMITTING THE SAME ACT!
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hey im sorry if this comes off weird but whenever i see your posts and have a conversation in my head about you i get confused in attempts to not misgender you so. what are your pronouns? (i usually just end up yelling "they" at myself)
pronouns - s he r s / “masc” nouns - eg. bb boy, 12 year old boy, skaterboy, ugly boy etc
edit- its also super complicated for me even if u search my “ramblingx” tag i answered another ask abt how i id
i got a msg today from this white guy to tell me he loved fuckyoulosersinthephotag and that i was funny but he literally referred to himself as a hashtag white guy (“#whiteguy”) to like “*wink wink nudge nudge* see i’m one of the cool ones hahaha im white” and then proceeded to shit out some vietnamese words at me and then had the audacity to ask why vietnamese restaurants use pho puns so much
why does anyone even use any puns
who even likes puns
why is there any appeal to use puns ever
vietnamese ppl are clever and funny that’s why you fuckin dingus