strugglingtobeheard

[image of strugglingtobeheard in a bikini with a purple flower background. image reads: “TWERK CONTEST Submit your video by August 31st. Send your video to chelsea@theuntitledmag.com with "Twerk” in the subject line.]

TWERK CONTEST!

You think you a good twerker? LET’S SEE! Grab a camera and show us what you got. Tumblr’s own strugglingtobeheard and arulpragasams will see what you got going on and pick the Top Three Videos. Then we’ll turn the three videos over to The Untitled Mag readers. The video with the most votes wins! So what are you waiting for? 

The contest runs until August 31st, 2012. The winner gets a spot on theuntitledmag.com with your own Twerk Videos and Tutorials! 

Some stuff to know:

1. You must be 18+. We aren’t going to check IDs or demand to see some proof. We’re just going by the honor system. Honor it, please!

2. The video cannot exceed over 10 minutes. Try to keep it in the 2-8 minutes range. 

3. No nudity!

4. Have FUN! 

Please send all Twerk submissions to chelsea@theuntitledmag.com with the subject “Twerk”

As a Black Man who has dated almost every race of women I am here to tell you that...

White woman and Latina woman are just as much drama as Black Woman. Stop acting like something is wrong with Black Woman. I’m attracted to all kinds of women but you ain’t gonna see me justifying not dating a Black Women because they have “problems”. She even if black women are these naggers and got bad attitudes, they are still more likely to hold a Black Man down through some of the worst of times. I’ve seen Black women stick through there man in the worst of the worst of times. But I will say some of ya’ll Black Women and Men bloggers are really going down the deep end with the hate of each other. It’s not that serious half the time. We need stop making generalizations of each other because they are all bullshit. Cool out life is too short.

Intersectionality did not start as a catch all term meaning to acknowledge a set of differing identities. Kimberlé Crenshaw started it as a way to articulate BW’s  complex experiences as they navigate through racialized misogyny, economic subjugation and heterosexism.  But as it is the case with most of BW’s intellectual productions, the meaning of the word was co-opted and distorted to such an extent that  “intersectional feminism” became a new way to distinguish oneself from an antiquated and exclusive second wave feminism. Intersectionality as a concept belongs first and foremost to BW/Black femmes, and was created for BW and Black femmes to name an experience often unnamed and untought of. People have also latched on to that concept as a way to describe their multi pronged experiences while erasing Black women from the conversation. In the same breath, people are exploiting concepts created by Black women for Black women/femmes while disappearing them from the very things they created. Worse, they admonish Black women/femmes for not being “intersectional enough” even as their very lives embody intersectionality and originated the concept.

http://hoodoodyke.tumblr.com/post/134529966574/like-being-very-clear-when-i-asked-patricia-hill

http://www.newstatesman.com/lifestyle/2014/04/kimberl-crenshaw-intersectionality-i-wanted-come-everyday-metaphor-anyone-could

I feel that terms that we have that describe us as a people like black and blackness are best used when speaking about experiences that affect us ALL as black people.

I think that when we want to boggle things down to speak about our experience as Black Americans (in the US I mean) then (so that we dont erase black immigrants with our language) we need to be as specific as possible.

Especially when there are so many of us in America who don’t have slave origins. Our cultural genocide (as slave descendant Black people in America) has left us with only the term Black to describe our everything.

Our race is Black.

Our ethnicity is American Black [or just to some as generally stated is Black].

Our nationality (for those who don’t claim Americanism because of its racism) is Black. 

The unfortunate fact is (even if some immigrants want to try that im not black im [ethnicity] bullshit. trust me I’ve seen it -_-) Black/Blackness ALSO describes people who look like us all over the world, and DEFINITELY describes Black immigrants from other countries.

And as jules said Blackness is what society deems it so, and we all know that white america has NO problem homogenizing our cultures and identities as just BLACK, solely because our race is Black.

So when we talk about our blackness, and say things like “x is not black”, how are people supposed to know flat out what you’re talking about?

Are you talking about race, are you talking about ethnicity (and if you are one of those people that speak about black nationalism) are you talking about Nationality?

It makes it REAL easy for what you’re saying to be turned into identity politics.

And to be honest,

I think its a fair ass claim to say that Barack Obama is not culturally Black, or that he isn’t nationally (in terms of black liberation) Black. Especially with his bullshitty “bootstraps” speech, and “respect the injustice of a racist that killed a black child in America, and the jury that let him go free”.

Racially tho, he is Black. And if there’s no clarification of that, I think the point of a post can be lost REALLLY quickly.

AND I REALIZED AS I WRITE THIS, that Terrell at the end of his post said something to the effect of “he looks black but thats about it”.

Tbh he’s kinda right. But the words “he isn’t black” struck a LOT of nerves with people because w/o clarification, it SOUNDS like identity politics.

Y'all do understand that applies to y'all as well. 

It’s funny because they collect receipts on everyone they don’t like. Taking screenshots, post links to the posts, etc tagging it all as receipts. I damn sure know they did that to eastafrodite. I know they were looking for receipts on her being transphobic. Y'all took that screencap and took another screencap of her replying to somebody’s post. 

So y'all are allowed to do that to other people but people can’t do it to you? Okay. 

So I shouldn’t see anymore posts by any of y'all about how some blogger you don’t like changed their url names. I shouldn’t see Riley or any of y'all reblogging posts by people you claim to hate on your blogs. 

Okay.

stugglingtobeheard....a.k.a. butthurt galore

If websites were restaurants, then strugglingtobeheard.tumblr.com would be a five star all you can eat buffet for trolls. I actually like this chick, (you are a chick, right? I don’t mean to misgender, since misgendering is murder or something like that.


Now, Blimp and impatiens are my friends, and they are good people. I wasn’t around for the first part of the great chat inquisition. But what I can tell you is that most of the joiners of that chat were not there to discuss Naruto, they were there to give Riley the verbal taint kicking she deserves. This strugg peep was the only one in her corner, and she’s even crazier than her! (Didn’t think that was possible.) Struggling is pity-baiting saying that she was called a cunt and psychologically abused. But here are the facts:

-impatiens has evidence of what really happened, she has the log. You don’t.

-Blimp called you a cunt after you told told her and imp to kill themselves.

-They told you your dad killed yourself after you said their parents must have hated their reproductive parts for making them as kids.

-Their intention was to piss you off because you’re a sanctimonious, psychopathic, sad little person.

Also, a sentiment from genderbitch (name is quite fitting!) “Holy fuck, kill them with fire and urine” < And they call us sociopaths with a straight face?
 I would advise all you sjw’s to see a shrink and ask if Paxil is right for you, but listening and reading with an open mind is not one of your strong suits. Besides, god forbid if said doctor was a white guy! The horror! Instead I will offer you some Preparation-H for your butthurt, it seems like you really need it. :D

 

Hugs and kisses! ~Nickaaa

strugglingtobeheard?

I don’t know this woman personally… but if you are going to expose someone… what’s the cause?

I mean, is she…

  • A terrorist?
  • did she killed Tupac?
  • did she killed Biggie?
  • Is she the reason why the hood is flooded with drugs?
  • Is she linked to Reganomics?
  • Does she run a site that steals passwords?
  • Is she running a pyramid scheme?
  • did she threaten to kill you?

Wait - newsflash… she answered my ask…

… according to this here answer…

… she told a brother off…

that’s it? That’s it???

That’s all?

You got all this power… and you’re going to go after this genderfluid person based on… telling someone off?

You’re going to put someone’s life in danger… because… she has a mind and isn’t a vegetable willing to take your bullshit?

All of this… over… words…

REALLY???

And these are BLACK people acting up? Y'all upset because of one damn video? Y'all gonna expose someone’s address because she does what a woman who don’t want your ass would do anyway?

All this exposure over that?

All this timeline exposure over this?

All of these IDIOTIC HORSE HOCKEY (pardon my french) over getting butt hurt (sorry) about getting your feelings hurt???

What kinda… you know what… I’m going to bed before I hurt these assholes feelings and they wanna hack up my business name. I got a life.

*goes to bed* asshole fuckers doing CIA stuff for some misogynistic bullshit…

Ok woooooooooooooooow.

So this happened. I personally wanted to drop the matter after so-treu didn’t bother to respond AT ALL when she was proven wrong but let’s do this.

Based on what she’s written here (’ i clarified that my issue is black ppl appropriating black national language from nations they’re not from, familiar with and immersed in. chinna said their primary engagement with aave was through media/the internet, i.e. NOT real life experiences. for them to then adopt that is a form of appropriation.’), so-treu seems to be labouring under the impression that I am not black American and that I wanted to adopt AAVE. My background is as follows: my mother is Punjabi and African-American and my father is Afro-Brazilian. I was born in Britain, but I am a citizen of the US as well and I moved here at age 11. Clearly this is not the typical black American narrative but yeah, I am from here. I have roots in this country. Let’s not be confused on that point.

And no, I am not asking if it it’s ok for me to speak in AAVE. For me personally, it doesn’t feel right. It’s not the dialect I was brought up speaking. My original post was more of a general question based on class distinctions. I know so many black people, middle-class black people who in one breath, think they are so much better than ‘ghetto hoodrats’ and in the next breath, slip into dialect. I am not comfortable with that. At all. Maybe I should have said what prompted the original post.

'chinna said their primary engagement with aave was through media/the internet, i.e. NOT real life experiences.’

WRONG. If I recall, you are very big on context. Are your posts the only ones that deserve the luxury of proper context?

'chinna STILL hasn’t clarified their relationship to black american culture.’

What would you like to know?

Now with struggglingtobeheard, she wrote in response: ’chinna really has some fucking issues and ever since that whole thing with of-praxis, lebanese and him, i personally think he doesn’t have much respect for Black Americans at all.’

She made an accusation that I am anti-black american (’apparently there is now a good black tumblr and bad one and most of it is not american except for two men.’), based on my response to this question. I read that question as like 'who are some of your personal favourite bloggers who discuss race’ not 'who are the GOOD black bloggers.’ Sloka has confirmed to me that this is what they meant. As you can see here, eight of the nine bloggers mentioned are American and six of nine are women. I never received a response to this post. I thought we were supposed to show receipts but ok…

struggling also wrote here to so-treu ’honestly, i don’t know why people are trying to act like you started some shit and went from there.’ Um yeah, that is exactly what she fucking did. I don’t follow her, she doesn’t follow me but all of a sudden, she’s reblogging my posts telling me to butt out and starting all of this nonsense. THAT is what happened, anyone following both of us (and we have a ton of mutual followers) can tell you exactly how it went down this morning. I didn’t start any of this and I wish it would die out but if that side wants to continue to spew rubbish half-truths, I’m game because I’m SICK of them.

anonymous asked:

On the post of Strugg you reblogged saying that black people have no power and cant oppress other races, THIS MIGHT BE THE MOST IGNORANT SHIT THER DUMB MIND HAS SPEWED SO FAR! Black people r not a monolith! AfricanAmericans, as WESTERNERS n AMERICANS can definitively oppress non-western Asians n middle-easterns. If the AA-supported Obama administration dropping drones all over nothernAfrica/ the M-E/ Asia is not oppression, what is it then,isnt this power? hypocrites! So desperate to be a victim