i'm a black feminism

Ghost in the Shell: “if we use an Asian character then we wouldn’t be as popular and we would flop in the box office!!”
*used ScarJo and flops in the box office*

Black Panther: *uses predominantly black people for their correct ethnicities and becomes extremely popular as soon as the teaser trailer is released*

Unfortunately black women (including myself) continue to support and/or listen to rap/hip hop music which refers to them as bitches and hoes, yet whenever a rapper exhibits misogynoir outside of his music, we take to social media to drag him. We get outraged, while other men defend him (because that’s what men in our community do, they defend each other’s misogynoir so they can continue to profit off of our oppression) but in the end we still actively consume content that objectifies, sexualizes, and degrades black women. The normalization of misogynoir in our culture and community is unacceptable. I’m tired of hearing “That’s just how rap is” or the deflections and think pieces about how rock is just as damaging as rap/hip hop. When are we going to address the elephant in the room, that rap/hip hop has encouraged and propagated some of the most damaging images and caricatures of black women? When are we going to hold rappers accountable for their rampant colorism?(Consistently portraying lighter skin women as the end all be all, the ultimate standard of beauty, while dark skin women are merely props for hyper-sexualization.) As black women when do we have these conversations and decide that enough is enough? Instead of accepting hypocritical and inconsistent misrepresentations of ourselves, when do we decide to take control of our own image and leave toxic black media behind?

I’d like to take a moment to reflect on one of this countries finest and purest moments.

Trump can spread descrimination and he can even pass anti-LGBTQ legislation but he CANNOT wipe our victory from the slate or void all that we stand for.

History will remember. We will remember. Love will always trump hate. United we stand.

You know what’s good? Listening to other people’s opinions and respecting their right to have that opinion. You know what’s not good? Refusing to listen to anyone who challenges you so you can live in a bubble free from any criticism. You cannot learn or grow as a person if you live your life that way. Whether you are a feminist, an anti feminist, pro black lives matter, anti black lives matter, pro life, pro choice, conservative, liberal, or whatever, refusing to listen to the other side and dismissing any opinions different from yours makes YOU the ignorant one.

If you call white people stale slices of bread, they have every right to call you burnt pieces of fried chicken.

Don’t agree? Then don’t 👏 be 👏 racist 👏 towards 👏 white 👏 people 👏 and don’t dish out what you can’t handle.

  • Person: I don't see why we're still talking about racism. I mean, it's not that big a deal and I personally have never experienced racism.
  • Me: Well if that's the case, let's stop talking about global warming since I personally don't feel cold right now. Also, lets skip out on sexism since no guys have catcalled me today. Moreso, why are we still talking about world hunger, I mean, I just ate this morning!

anonymous asked:

does t'challa need a love interest tho? did captain america? like what if someone is like "hey, your highness, do you have a crush on anyone?" and he's like "yes. i have a crush on...justice"

Yes, T’Challa does. And she needs to be Black. 

This is why intersectionality is so important and why the common White Feminist ™ arguments and causes often don’t apply to women of color, especially Black women. All this “ugh, why the romance? can’t they just be friends? don’t reduce the female character to a love interest!” thing is just super white tbh. 

White women have plenty of roles and options so they’re at the point of being like “hey, don’t make this white woman a love interest! let’s show the importance of platonic friendships!” That’s cute for you, but Black women are barely even on screen. Plus, while white women are seen as paragons of femininity and the ideal love interest for any man (which is the stereotype y’all are fighting against w/ the “no more romance” fight), Black women are not. It’s downright revolutionary at this point to show a Black woman being loved on screen by anyone. But we have to be on that screen first. And given that T’Challa’s canon love interests are Black women, not casting her and not putting her in the movie is taking a role from a Black woman. Plain and simple. It’s erasure. 

So, if T’Challa has a crush on Justice, she better be a brilliant Black woman.