just read part of breukelen blue’s commentary regarding matriarchy,
patriarchy, etc. It’s arguments like her’s that make me give side eye to
the whole bwe movement.
It reeks, to me at least,of respectability politics and bootstrapping, the same shit that has ruined the black community and pushed black women into a corner.
The first step of any movement-the feminist movement, civil rights movement, gay rights, worker’s rights, etc-is with consciousness raising. As far as I can tell, bwe is still trying to raise the consciousness of black women (of which you are the queen 😊), and policing what black women say and what they should focus on is both disrespectful and putting the cart before the horse. We can’t move forward until we know exactly what we are dealing with.
In terms of parenthood, for example, in the event of a pregnancy and childbirth a woman may have to deal with (in no particular order): unsupportive family members, both in her family and that of the father, job issues (maternity leave, pay inequality); a racist and sexist society that views black mothers as drains on the economy; random people who see fit to comment on you and yours ; and the list goes on. But we can’t deal with any of that until we know of one another’s experiences and speak out about our own. In other words, we need to chill with passing judgment and policing what we will and will not support, as bleu seems wont to do.” — constantreader28
Out of these three: Mick Jenkins, Supa Bwe, or Joey Purp, who do u think has the most potential?