Black Twitter, a word started as an inside joke by the black community to describe Black twitter users, has become a buzzword in the past few years. Black twitter has shown its power over social media by starting many trending hashtags. Many of those very hashtags have dealt with race, sex, gender and sexuality. Black twitter more than any other demographic has used its platform to raise awareness around many issues and current events. The murders of Trayvon Martin, Darrien Hunt and Mike Brown gained mainstream media attention because of the social media attention Black twitter brought to it. Below are some of the most empowering and inspiring Black women on twitter. There are many, many more.
Support women. Support women who were not born with a female body. Support women who were born with a body that wasn’t male or female. Support cis women, trans women and anything in between.
Support women who have been judged by society because of what body they were born into. Support women who have been judged by their boyfriends and girlfriends because of what body they were born into. Support women who receive hateful comments because of what body they were born into.
Support women who are misgendered. Support women who are insulted for choices they have made in their romantic life. Support women who have been criticized for a failed relationship that was NOT their fault. Support women.
the “girls asking for it” because of the way they dress argument is not only pathetic but it’s also wrong as fuck.
i live in saudi arabia where it’s law to have your entire body covered and most girls have their hair covered as well, and yet here i’ve been catcalled, whistled at, hit on, and asked if i “want a ride home” more than i have anywhere else i’ve lived.
goes to show that it really doesn’t matter what a girl wears. pigs will always be pigs.
A really old painting I did 2 years ago. One of my first political pieces, I suppose. I edited it a little, to make it cleaner. Muslim women are constantly being berated and told to take off their hijab/niqab/burka to attain “freedom”. To avoid “oppression.” What these people don’t realize, more often than not, these women have chosen their garb out of love for their religion, and love for themselves. The magazine depicts a woman not wearing any sort of covering, exposing herself and her beauty. She is photoshopped and manipulated by others to appear to be something that she is not. So, who really is oppressed, the one that has control over her body to wear what she wants, or the one who is at the mercy of the media?
“rape in the military rape in war rape in sports rape in the university rape in fraternities rape at parties rape on the way home rape in the car rape on the street rape in the park rape in the home rape on the couch rape on the bed rape on the floor rape in a closed room rape in the dark rape in the light rape in marriage rape on the job rape in the bible rape on tv rape in great works of art rape by a friend rape by a neighbor rape by a friend of the family rape by a member of the family rape by men with power rape by men without power rape by someone you know rape by someone you do not know rape as power rape as domination rape as humiliation rape as violation”
Carol P Christ, Are We Living in a Rape Culture?