for the love of god don’t ever use Chinese characters if u don’t appreciate our culture at all…. it’s so infuriating idc if u know what it means lol it doesn’t justify ur use of our language it doesn’t hide the fact tht u’re only using it because it looks Oriental And Cool™. nvr understood the whole yin yang trend and the shirts with chinese characters trend lol u white ppl and ur ugly trends. ur so-called knowledge of Chinese culture is probably just knowing who Bruce Lee n Jackie Chan are lmao,,,, and tht we eat rice as staple food n have strict parents n study everyday n have small eyes. yup dem basic stereotypes,, mhm
bet yall white people rushin to cover up ur western-centric views of us Chinese n deeming it as ur so-called knowledge of our culture,,, so u can proceed to use our culture as ur aesthetic haha
basically dont ever use another language as ur aesthetic without trying to appreciate their culture it is v demeaning and belittles their entire history. languages r integral to a race’s culture AND history, hence dont ever be insensitive abt it lol
And I’m particularly mad at laverne and other black trans women trying to equate their experiences with ours. Yes, i know how badly gnc black boys are treated in our communities and i truly want want us all to be free from gender and to be able to live comfortably without punishment.
But female socialisation is something that impacts black girls from the moment we are born. We’re supposed to sacrifice and make martyrs out of ourselves for black men and the community as a whole. We’re supposed to be the backbone of our households and are socialised to ignore all of the abuse and sexualized violence we face in our communities and prioritise black men above everything else. We have our hair chemicalized or hidden even as young children, telling us that our hair is too shameful to be seen and that we’ll never be beautiful like white women are. More than half of us are raised by single mothers and know that one day we’ll probably be the same because our men will just leave and abandon us and our children, and then degrade us for being single mothers because we really mean nothing in our communities.
Black girls see this, internalise this and are socialised to accept this since birth. We are socialised to accept our own inferiority both inside our communities and out and this is not an experience you have if you aren’t raised a black girl. Your experiences with homophobia and transphobia in our communities are 100% real and it’s awful, but we can’t equate the two. The lived experiences of black women and girls can’t be appropriated by those who don’t share our pain.