new wave feminism

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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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arabellesicardi:

The net worth of the average black household in the United States is $6,314, compared with $110,500 for the average white household, 

The net worth of the average black household in the United States is $6,314, compared with $110,500 for the average white household, 

The net worth of the average black household in the United States is $6,314, compared with $110,500 for the average white household, 

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Hi I was wondering how you implement your own schoolwork to inspire bring hope to your stufents while still teaching them of the harsh realities?
newwavefeminism newwavefeminism Said:

I teach them the truth, and then I teach them how to make action steps

Asker Anonymous Asks:
as a feminist, what would you think about a girl posting full nudes on social networking websites
newwavefeminism newwavefeminism Said:

As a feminist I’m more concerned about the implication behind this question than any hypothetical, or real, person posting full nudes. 

(Unless you are asking about underage girls - whatever online service should flag and remove them as soon as possible.)

Destroy the pervasive ideology that racism can ever possibly exist in a vaacum

micdotcom:

This is a big win for anti-rape activists, many of whom have been touting the necessity of an “affirmative consent” standard for years. California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has the next month to sign the bill into law. If he does, schools across the state would be required to define consent before engaging in sexual activity as an “affirmative, conscious, and voluntary agreement” or risk losing state financial aid funding.

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thepoliticalfreakshow:

For The First Time Ever, All Four Eyewitness Accounts of The Murder of Michael Brown Put In Chronological OrderThe most detailed side-by-side telling of each eyewitness account of the Mike Brown murder in chronological order #JusticeForMichaelBrown [@ShaunKing]

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gradientlair:

Yes Amber!  

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urbantelevision:

Women respond to Street Harassment & the dehumanizing effect on their morale with bystander intervention both online, and in the streets. tinyurl.com/lacrstb

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I’m also not a fan of hypotheticals about “is imaginary so and so anti-feminist because of this imaginary thing”, as they do a good job of separating a situation from reality and a person. The problem with why it’s so hard to understand an individuals personal relationship with feminism, femininity, and gender identity is that we try to make these black and white distinctions when understanding the individual is key

Asker Anonymous Asks:
if a girl likes getting controlled by her boyfriend then is that anti-feminist?
newwavefeminism newwavefeminism Said:

sub-with-a-pumpkin-pillow:

newwavefeminism:

rule of thumb = feminism supports the freedom of individual choice and autonomy.

It becomes anti-feminism when after the girl who let’s her boyfriend control her and the controlling boyfriend break up and he still believes that a. all girls enjoy being controlled and b. he goes on to control women without their explicit permission to do so.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
if a girl likes getting controlled by her boyfriend then is that anti-feminist?
newwavefeminism newwavefeminism Said:

rule of thumb = feminism supports the freedom of individual choice and autonomy.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
I have a question similar to the other anon you just published. How do you feel about feminists who say that women who choose to do sex work, or dress in revealing clothing, or even just adhere to traditionally valued beauty standards by shaving, wearing makeup, etc., are "objectifying themselves" or "embracing objectification" and, in doing so, harming other women by setting us back?
newwavefeminism newwavefeminism Said:

I think that displays a lack of understanding of what feminism is. What everyone needs to understand that gender oppression is tied to the policing of women’s bodies as well as the policing of women’s sexuality. Papriarchy, even when coming out of the mouths of women, is still patriarchy.