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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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Asker Anonymous Asks:
Watched that video, went to the source blog, scrolled up and down... and I still don't understand why Katy Perry is "SUCH A FUCKING PIECE OF SHIT".
newwavefeminism newwavefeminism Said:

Is the mockery/appropriation of black people and black culture THAT salient that images of Katy Perry with multi-colored corn-rows, eating watermelon and using words like “thot” and “bae” actually raise absolutely ZERO flags for people?

This needs to be EXPLAINED?

progressivefem:

quantumfemme:

theblackamericanprincess:

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SHE IS SUCH A FUCKING PIECE OF SHIT WHAT THE FUCK

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Asker Anonymous Asks:
this is probably annoying and redundant but, as someone living in Virginia, i just wanted to spread the word that the "Pregnancy centers of Virginia" are crisis pregnancy centers so people living in central VA might want to beware and tell others about this.
newwavefeminism newwavefeminism Said:

This isnt redundant in the least and can toy actually give more details on what you mean? What are the major differences between the two?

Asker Anonymous Asks:
This is a pretty hateful blog. Maybe if you tried to educate people about how hurtful and ignorant their word choices are instead of attacking them, you might be able to accomplish something. But you just come across as hateful and bitter and rude.
newwavefeminism newwavefeminism Said:

shitrichcollegekidssay:

ladymirth:

shitrichcollegekidssay:

I made this blog to have a good time, and I’m honestly feeling so attacked right now.

No, seriously. There have been legit rebuttals and polite asks that you guys attack and shame. It’s like you have only one mode, and its No-Holds-Barred Abuse. Dude, most of us are following this blog because we are against privilege. Some of us just would like to know what we’re doing wrong to correct ourselves, nobody died and left you the moral high ground.

If you truly cared that much about knowing what you’re doing wrong, you wouldn’t ask marginalized people to cater to you, and you would do your own research, and listen to shit that’s already been written.

Also … I don’t know about the other mods but I’ve never attacked a legitimate question. A “NICELY WORDED” ask that’s oppressive as shit isn’t a fucking nice question, it’s still entitled and bullshit, which is exactly what you’re doing.

If you’re so against privilege why are you responding with this entitled bullshit? We don’t owe you an answer to anything, and we damn well don’t owe an anon an answer to anything, we say straight up on our blog, if you want some legitimate answer don’t ask on anon, doesn’t mean we’ll give a legitimate answer to some shitbag sending us an oppressive mocking bullshit ask and getting upset over us taking them as seriously as they took us.

We don’t ask anyone to follow our blog, I’ve literally never wanted anyone to follow it, I made it as a sort of journal type thing for my friends and I. People follow our blog for god knows what reason, you don’t get to speak for them, you can speak for yourself. 

the entitlement chronicals

I had a really interesting conversation with a white male educator and he asked me about the relevance. He went to an Ivy League school and said he would have really benefited from having women like the women who choose Spelman at my college. He said that would have really benefitted his education. I understood what he was saying, but he failed to realize the privilege in his statement. The parent who writes that check for their daughter to go to college is not thinking, “she’s going to help someone else get a good education.” They’re writing that check because this is the best possible experience for their daughter. And one of the benefits for American higher education is that there are a lot of different schools to choose from. If that guy really wanted access to smart, Spelman women he could have enrolled at Morehouse.

Spelman President, Beverly Tatumn via Time Magazine

"They’re writing that check because this is the best possible experience for their daughter. "

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Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hi. I'm a big fan of your blog and I'm really sorry for bothering you. I recently moved to the Netherlands where I discovered what I consider to be a disgustingly racist Christmas tradition called Zwarte Piets. I don't know if you know anything about that but its a form of blackface where they become the Dutch equivalent of Santa's 'helper'. Anyway, I personally think its appalling but I am not black so I want to make sure I'm not misguided or out of place. Again sorry and have a nice day!
newwavefeminism newwavefeminism Said:

Nope, you don’t have to be black to point out racism (though its good to check your lack of knowledge in making sure you were going about your criticism the right way)

There’s racism & anti-blackness all over the world. They’ll deny it and act like you don’t know what you’re talking about but racism is racism

Please stop calling this a nation of immigrants. We are not a nation of immigrants. We are a nation of colonizers, ex-slaves, ghosts of genocide victims, and preferred immigrants.
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karnythia:

My latest for RHR. I’m done with school & back to writing consistently.

euo:

thebootyfandom:

euo:

It’s 2014 and people still don’t realize that you can’t be a feminist if you’re racist

Technically this is wrong

It’s 2014 and people still don’t realize that you can’t be a feminist if you’re racist

yeahgagas:

Reporter:  What made you lose 37 pounds?
Raven Symone: The pressure of society.

FINALLY A CELEBRITY WHO SAYS THE REAL REASON.

In an interview where someone told her that she looked beautiful she said: “I was always beautiful, now I’m just thin.”

She is actually Jesus reincarnated.

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micdotcom:

One statistic sums up why The New York Times suddenly stood up for legal marijuana

 The racial bias of marijuana arrests is one of the New York Times editorial board’s key arguments for repealing prohibition.

The logic is simple. In the 40 years since the current ban was enacted, black and white Americans have used cannabis at comparable rates.

Bad for everyone. Worse for black people.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
This is a pretty hateful blog. Maybe if you tried to educate people about how hurtful and ignorant their word choices are instead of attacking them, you might be able to accomplish something. But you just come across as hateful and bitter and rude.
newwavefeminism newwavefeminism Said:

shitrichcollegekidssay:

I made this blog to have a good time, and I’m honestly feeling so attacked right now.

Yes, because providing a space where people can come together and share the micro-aggressions they experience at college, and also bringing awareness to the fact that colleges can often serve as playgrounds of unchecked privilege, is sooooooo not making a difference

Asker Anonymous Asks:
hello! i saw some of your classism posts. about how wealthy people look at those who are poorer with iphones, tvs, etc. and wonder "how are you on food stamps when you can afford that?" i understand their logic, but i also want to understand the other side. would you mind explaining to me why this is wrong please?
newwavefeminism newwavefeminism Said:

The bigger question is how does owning an iPhone negate the fact that someone isn’t able to afford food?

1) They can be used on virtually any plan these days

2) Smart phones are an important 21st century resource. If someone doesn’t have a computer and a formal internet plan (cause shit is expensive) - owning an iPhone gives you access to professionally communicate and research necessary possible jobs/opportunities.

3) I know from experience, attaining food stamps isn’t easy. There are many proofs and verifications that need to be sent in and talked about. No one who has food stamps just sent in some lie application and lives this lavish life… If that was the case EVERYONE would be on food stamps

Most importantly it’s wrong because it feeds into this regan-era “welfare queen” trope of this greedy minority who steals every government entitlement possible and only cares about themselves. When in reality,needing food assistance isn’t this fun game of “lets see how much free stuff I can get”. shit is aggrivating and exhausting 

Here is how the internship scam works. It’s not about a “skills” gap. It’s about a morality gap.

1) Make higher education worthless by redefining “skill” as a specific corporate contribution. Tell young people they have no skills.

2) With “skill” irrelevant, require experience. Make internship sole path to experience. Make internships unpaid, locking out all but rich.

3) End on the job training for entry level jobs. Educated told skills are irrelevant. Uneducated told they have no way to obtain skills.

4) As wealthy progress on professional career path, middle and lower class youth take service jobs to pay off massive educational debt.

5) Make these part-time jobs not “count” on resume. Hire on prestige, not skill or education. Punish those who need to work to survive.

6) Punish young people who never found any kind of work the hardest. Make them untouchables — unhireable.

7) Tell wealthy people they are “privileged” to be working 40 hrs/week for free. Don’t tell them what kind of “privileged” it is.

8) Make status quo commentary written by unpaid interns or people hiring unpaid interns. They will tell you it’s your fault.

9) Young people, it is not your fault. Speak out. Fight back. Bankrupt the prestige economy.

The moral bankruptcy of the internship economy | Sarah Kendzior (via brutereason)

solarbird added: see also the intrinsic fraud of the prestigious internship. (via solarbird)

this comes from the top rope.

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I pretty much hit reblog on this after point 1 alone.

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