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I realized shortly after my reply how the OP was a huge waste of my energy -_-
I think there are a lot of things that connect to this. First of which being that misogyny isn’t unique to the black community. It’s not as though the rest of America has it all figured out but black men and women are stuck - all cultures and communities deal with a complicated mix of oppression. Secondly, black women are also universally targeted over America culture. The “black community” doesn’t exist in isolation where outside messages that constantly dehumanize black femininity doesn’t affect it.
To answer your question I don’t think there’s a “special sauce” to why misogynynoir exists. Above all it exists because being devalued, brutalized, mutilated, abused and disrespected are fundamental elements of the historiography of black women. Just because black women may face misogyny more frequently by the black men in their lives, doesn’t mean that white/dominant patriarchal structures aren’t still active agents in black woman slander
I don’t know if this message is admonishing or condoning what I do… But I have a hard time taking serious feminist theory that is unwilling to learn, adapt and grow outside of it’s vacuume
If it’s that important… You know you can send it again? I get a lot of messages and lots of time don’t have the availability to sift through every message or respond to all the ones I need/want to. All you have to do is resubmit a message rather than send a whole new passive aggressive one that STILL doesn’t actually get the initial message you wanted out
It’s about being anti oppression
i like how feminism is only thought of in that one extreme. YOU THINK YOU’RE BETTER THAN MEN, YOU WANT TO DOMINATE AND CONTROL MEN. it’s as if men know exactly what their privilege is over women in this world and the very idea of women’s liberation is 50% of the population rising to real power and doing the same shit they did to us for centuries. can’t have that!
They can’t even begin to imagine anything beyond domination. They pretend like everything is totally “equal” , but then show that they can only see a world were one group oppresses another and they just scared that the tables will turn. all while ignoring the fact that we’re not talking about that at all and that would be the opposite of any sort of legitimate feminism. It’s not about having power over men, it’s about fighting patriarchal oppression so that women ( and all people) will be treated as human ( not as other, as objects, as victims, as tools, etc.). It’s about making a world were power is not maintained through the threat of violence . that violence is seen as normal so that a large portion of the world’s population has it’s human rights violated on the daily. but you know, whatever.