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Indiefemminar

Ancient Problems. New Perspectives. Current Events.

Adfemme
Feb 22, 2018

I'm suspicious of pink pussy hats...

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Edited: Feb 23, 2018

Wrists and ankles were tied to four horses. Men and women were quartered in front of their loved ones for trying to run away... or learn how to read. Their children were snatched from their arms, sometimes sliced from their wombs. They were starved, beaten, raped, burned, utterly destroyed... oftentimes at the order or even the hands of white women... Harriet Tubman conquered fear and cheated death in order for slaves to escape this fate and find freedom. How do descendants of Maafa survivors not be wary of a sea pussy hats, oblivious to this history; this soul-weight, especially when they see displays like this?

 

On the other hand there are white women who have risked their lives, families, social-standing, and trust funds all for racial justice. Are they to exhaust themselves proving they are "not like the others" or continue their own work amidst shade and assumption? Is it worth it? What's the answer? Are we compromising the prize of equity, justice, freedom, and friendship by paying too close attention to social media soundbites and trolls? Have we grown or are we being manipulated? Are women of color and white women really that far apart? How can we all do better?

 

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