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A quasi-academic look at Feminism, politics & race relations through the lens of a 20-something year old Nigerian American who was born & raised up in the (still) segregated south but has relocated to the "liberal" yet historic & traditional north.
This blog is my space for an interdisciplinary examination of race, gender, class, sexuality - all things intersectional & multi-dimensional.
Feminism the way I see it...

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A woman-of-color who writes poetry or paints or dances or makes movies knows there is no escape from race or gender when she is writing or painting. She can’t take off her color and sex and leave them at the door or her study or studio. Nor can she leave behind her history. Art is about identity, among other things, and her creativity is political.

Had to give tumble snaps as an educator to karnythia for what I read on my TL this morning. Especially that last retweet, this literally just happened in boston public schools. Middle school students all over the district received a letter saying there will no longer be school bus service to the schools. They’re hinting at providing students with t-passes but who knows what the follow through will be… (Though I think they’re trying to force students of color to attend their underperforming neighborhood schools and keep them out of the upper-tier public schools)

Hello there. The following is an incomplete list of Domestic Violence shelters for Queer and Trans* People of Color in all 50 United States. This list will also contain reading resources with tools for addressing abuse and domestic violence in queer communities.

March of Tigers - QPoC Domestic Violence Resources and Literature

Signal boosting this project that March of Tigers is leading. I won’t reblog the whole list because (luckily) it’s huge but do click through the link and check it out. Also, support March of Tigers by either further helping spread awareness of this resource or by contributing with further data.

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you should check out #AcademicAbleism on twitter, if you haven’t already. 

I’m interested in more discussions on how this impacts students in lower grade levels. How does the young black girl feel about herself when she encounters a teacher who isn’t skilled in properly accommodating her learning disability? How is her future trajectory affected - will she #elementaryableism prevent her from even having access to/experiencing #academicableism?

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The rage of the oppressed is never the same as the rage of the privileged.

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To all “egalitarians”

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Asker Anonymous Asks:
moral_mermaid's entire purpose seems to be to troll feminism blogs and yell at them. she/he (no personal info I could see on the page) also reblogged and messaged a bunch of other feminism blogs the exact same thing: how dare you talk about other things, and not spotlight special snowflake me for wanting to help "a black." the very first post i saw over there is an accusation of reverse racism.
newwavefeminism newwavefeminism Said:

I realized shortly after my reply how the OP was a huge waste of my energy -_-

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Why do you think the black community is so dedicated to upholding misogynoir? Like Black women are terrified of womanism, but they have no problem going along with popular phrases like "Thot" "Basic Bitch" rooted in modern social misogynoir. Do you think it's because black people assume the power that's in misogynoir, with the ability to control, is the only way black men are granted some sort of power and control over something to level white men, even though it hurts BW,?
newwavefeminism newwavefeminism Said:

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

Asker inkteller Asks:
Also if that last anon can't understand how the various -isms impact how women are treated/deal with society, they need a serious reality check.
newwavefeminism newwavefeminism Said:


Asker Anonymous Asks:
Sounds like your anon who learned feminism from the 1950s at the most recent is someone who doesn't understand that being a woman doesn't mean NOT HAVING race, class, or sexuality... or that just because her mother and grandmother, who are obviously white, straight, and middle-upper class, being for "women" didn't have to acknowledge women unlike themselves doesn't mean that other people can afford the same luxury.
newwavefeminism newwavefeminism Said:


Asker Anonymous Asks:
Do you realize that the feminists of the 1960's and before would look at anybody in the "new wave of feminism" and tell you that you don't stand for women? I can't speak for women. I'm not one. But I can speak for what my mother (Born in the 1950's), and her mother (Born in the 1930's) have taught me about feminist theory. They taught me that feminism is about WOMEN. Not about race, class, or sexuality. It's about loving who you are as a woman.
newwavefeminism newwavefeminism Said:

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

I love how GIF sets and posting arguments with obvious trolls is more important to you than the submission I sent about a black being injustly imprisoned. You could help this poor man out, but you don't care. Slackdivism indeed.
newwavefeminism newwavefeminism Said:

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

What exactly is feminism to you, equality for women, or dominance over men?
newwavefeminism newwavefeminism Said:




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. 

Prodding poor parents to get even more involved is really just a callous disregard for the fact that parental involvement–while ideal–is a luxury that not all families can afford.
Melissa Harris-Perry on MSNBC after Tennessee proposed a bill that would take money away from the state’s poorest families if their children fail to make the grade in school. (via msnbc)

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I feel like I frequently get loaded questions from people who are trying to prove a point and “catch me slipping” but don’t actually ready blog or understand what I’m doing here…