Hats off to @art_by_megfabbri for this ❤️💊❤️
Welp, here's some amazing hardcore truth from @sassy_latte: ・・・ White women lay claim to intersectionality without acknowledging that the theory was developed by a woman of color to combat the Over Simplification of identity development and activism. I'm ANGRY at how WHITE the BoPo community and modern feminism is. I'm not talking about skin color. I'm talking about PRIVILEGE so thick that being intersectional is a fairytale of a thought. Moreover, often when confronted about their version of activism lacking inclusive perspective, they write it off as their truth... FALSE. When you are featured and re-featured, being celebrated as a heroine of a feminist and you fail to mention being confronted for lack of intersectionality, your White Feminism speaks for us all, in the same way thin white bodies begin to represent marginalized bodies within the BoPo community. In all seriousness, the body hair FAD (because that's all it really is, a surface level distraction from deeper issues of oppression & disparity) is disheartening. Why do we glorify White women for going bare faced and hairy, when (say it with me) WOMEN OF COLOR HAVE BEEN CARE FREE ABOUT BODY HAIR AND HAVE BEEN GOING MAKEUP FREE?!!! Pay attention! Pay homage! Acknowledge! Validate! It wasn't until recently that cosmetics companies began exploring a spectrum of shades and products for WOC. We had no choice. We were excluded and found beauty in our natural existence, hair and all. But thin white women are Heroines. For WHAT, I ask? Boiling the fight against the patriarchy/misogyny down to outward appearances such as body hair and no makeup is A PRIVILEGE. You can change that at your leisure. Your actions are weak and narrow minded, at best. I can't shave off my blackness. A fat woman can't shave her shape to fit beauty standards. A disabled person can't shave themselves accessibility. A queer person can't shave themselves heterosexual. The chronically ill can't shave themselves affordable healthcare. Hairy or not, our lives, our EXISTENCE is an act of rebellion. Our BEING is a threat to the patriarchy, a threat that can cost me my life at any moment. People Are Dying. Wear my label? I AM MY LABEL.
LEARN FROM MY MISTAKES. 🍪💕🍪 (Via @lorynbrantz)
Godilovethis (via @denisejolly)
Thanks to @feministastic for putting this together #DearWhitePeople #privledgegeneralization101
Sometimes we forget that we're here to LIVE and existing is the victory. (via @nalgonapositivitypride)
Just a reminder 🎉🎉🎉