The black feminists and white feminists are angry again- I guess I’ll be the one to point out the obvious…. Again.

There’s a storm a comin’  ya’ll.  Like in so many other instances it’s between the black feminists and the white feminists.  This time the topic of conversation has to do with something that is of the utmost importance, something that could be life threatening to all women involved.

Lol… I’m just kidding.  That’s not how feminists, white or black, roll so I’ll just cut to what trivial garbage they’re arguing about this time.

Beyoncé.

No you’re reading correctly.  I guess I got it all wrong when I wrote about Beyoncé and the skanky superbowl performance a few days ago.  Apparently there is a chasm in the feminist world.

ForHarriet.com  has reported that there have been multiple articles,

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/the-womens-blog-with-jane-martinson/2013/feb/05/beyonce-calling-herself-mrs-carter

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jan/15/beyonce-photographed-underwear-feminism

http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2013/02/04/beyonc_s_mrs_carter_show_world_tour_why_use_her_married_name.html

that have condemned Beyonce to the pile of “bad egg” in the feminist world.  Apparently because she will call herself Mrs. Carter on her upcoming tour and  because she was on the GQ cover and was in her underwear.

This pathetic argument goes like this. Black feminists are defending Beyoncé and her super bowl performance + Mrs. Carter tour and GQ covers claiming that she is  in fact empowering women. They believe that there was nothing wrong with what she was wearing. That she  was dressed fine and that it is a good nod to her husband (Mr Z) that she named her tour after him. Some have even pointed out the hypocrisy of white feminists who have seen them give numerous passes to other white women (ahem… Lena Dunham.. ahem..Katy Perry) Who behave just as badly.

White Feminists on the other hand think that she is a bad example, by using her married name and being photographed naked.

From where I’m standing their both right.

Now this may seem contradictory from my post a few days ago where I basically called out Beyonce for trying to pass as “empowering”, and I still hold true to that statement.

But the thing is.  As much as I don’t think oversexualized gyrating and nudity in front of millions is empowering.   I can’t help but point out that White feminists have been supporting this sort of behavior for decades.

But wait, why the outrage now?  I’m sure you’re asking yourself that. I guess I’ll point out what nobody has noticed or is too afraid to say (I’m used to that)

In the twilight zone that is “black feminism” black women are not lauded for the same behavior that white women have been doing for eons.  I’ve said a million times, (correction a million and one) that because of interestectionality  and white feminists needing gender and race privilege to equal white men they have to hold on to racial privilege.

All this recent backlash is doing is proving my point.

See racial privilege deems it positive and “for women” (no matter how much it is not) for women like Dunham to strip every week.  It makes Katy Perry and her cupcake bra and collaborations with Pimp Snoop Dog in California Girls admirable.

Unfortunately black “feminists” haven’t yet gotten the picture that because they’re black they don’t have the privilege of using sex to be empowering.

But why?

Well, buddy I have a theory.

Maybe it’s because black women aren’t supposed to be enjoying the privilege of stripping to your skivvies on live TV during primetime to help women out.  Black women are supposed to be the asexual mammies of the movement ultimately doing the unsavory roles like Mercedes from Glee or the Maid in The Help or the “Storng Female Character” that is equal to men! (See my upcoming post on Person of interest) Black women aren’t supposed to sell out. And they aren’t sure supposed to sell out (like white feminists) and then have the nerve to cover it with words like empowering.

But that’s hypocritical!                                                         

Why, yes it is, Billy. But they have to be if they want to retain both privileges and finally *sarcasm* get out from under those *eeeevil* white men.

But I’ll point something out. While Black feminists are busy scratching their head while defending Beyonce’s disgusting performance, and white feminists are busy pushing their boot into the neck of black feminists as they try and scramble and pretend that  feminism has been respectable in the past few decades,

Mrs. Carter… is gyrating all the way to the bank.

This is the first post in a series…

Next Post in Series….

They Won’t Be happy Until They Strip You of everything

https://notyourgirlfriday.wordpress.com/2013/02/10/they-wont-be-happy-until-youve-been-stripped-of-everything/

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8 thoughts on “The black feminists and white feminists are angry again- I guess I’ll be the one to point out the obvious…. Again.

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  2. “Unfortunately black “feminists” haven’t yet gotten the picture that because they’re black they don’t have the privilege of using sex to be empowering.

    But why?

    Well, buddy I have a theory.

    Maybe it’s because black women aren’t supposed to be enjoying the privilege of stripping to your skivvies on live TV during primetime to help women out. Black women are supposed to be the asexual mammies of the movement ultimately doing the unsavory roles like Mercedes from Glee or the Maid in The Help or the “Storng Female Character” that is equal to men! (See my upcoming post on Person of interest) Black women aren’t supposed to sell out. And they aren’t sure supposed to sell out (like white feminists) and then have the nerve to cover it with words like empowering.”

    Yep. This is why I do not, for the life of me, understand the dedication of Black feminists to a cause that not only seeks to use them, but deny them the right to gain “empowerment” through male attention. And for those who are confused, or have never spent time with any White women, especially the feminists variety, they are DESPERATE for male attention. They will do pretty much anything (and I do mean ANYTHING) to get that attention. And they HATE IT like cancer when a non-White woman – especially a BW – is getting more attention from men than they are. Especially if the men are White, but even when they’re not. I have had way too much personal experience with such women to be fooled by their feminist bull crap regarding “empowerment” and what it really means to them.

    As I said before, I don’t believe that being half naked and gyrating on a stage is empowering, but (like you) I feel the same way about the multitude of WW “singers” who do it as well. And I have noticed that many such “feminists” hate Taylor Swift, who seems like a perfectly nice girl with a much better voice than Katy Perry. Yet these feminist critics never have anything good to say about her. I guess she’s not empowered (naked/controversial) enough. Plus, word on the street is that she’s a virgin. I’ve noticed that women who call themselves feminists have a great deal of contempt for virgins, and women who don’t sleep around. Our self respect offends them. LOL.

    I just wish “Black feminists” (seems like an oxymoron) would get a clue and let the only real beneficiaries of feminism fight their own battles.

    • Yep. This is why I do not, for the life of me, understand the dedication of Black feminists to a cause that not only seeks to use them, but deny them the right to gain “empowerment” through male attention. And for those who are confused, or have never spent time with any White women, especially the feminists variety, they are DESPERATE for male attention. They will do pretty much anything (and I do mean ANYTHING) to get that attention. And they HATE IT like cancer when a non-White woman – especially a BW – is getting more attention from men than they are. Especially if the men are White, but even when they’re not. I have had way too much personal experience with such women to be fooled by their feminist bull crap regarding “empowerment” and what it really means to them.

      Oh dear yes, feminists seem to think that anyone is buying their attempts to empower themselves. We can all see what it is. And its CLEARLY thinly veiled attempts to get men to approve of them. Which is even more ironic considering the fact that they claim men are the reasons for all of their problems.

      As I said before, I don’t believe that being half naked and gyrating on a stage is empowering, but (like you) I feel the same way about the multitude of WW “singers” who do it as well. And I have noticed that many such “feminists” hate Taylor Swift, who seems like a perfectly nice girl with a much better voice than Katy Perry. Yet these feminist critics never have anything good to say about her. I guess she’s not empowered (naked/controversial) enough. Plus, word on the street is that she’s a virgin. I’ve noticed that women who call themselves feminists have a great deal of contempt for virgins, and women who don’t sleep around. Our self respect offends them. LOL.

      I just wish “Black feminists” (seems like an oxymoron) would get a clue and let the only real beneficiaries of feminism fight their own battles.

      I KNOW. I hear the way people dog Taylor Swift WAY more than someone like Katy Perry and it sickens me. Not even because I particularly LIKE taylor swift but because its so hypocritical it’s sick. I’ve read some things about virgins and they seem to think that women who are virgins are “smug” (someone actually said that and there was an article on Jezebel + an article on clutch about the same issue) or “repressed” or making too much an issue of purity. I’ve also heard some say that the first time wasn’t good so they should just “get it over with”.

  3. I hope the Black feminists now will realize that they cannot trust these White femininsts and a lot of White women in general because A LOT of these White women are just as anti-Black women/girl as the KKK and Black men are. They are full of garbage. Any White female singer prancing around naked is “empowering” but when a Black woman does it is now a “problem”?
    Pure racist hypocracy. They are just jealous because beautiful talented Beyoncé is getting more attention from men than their White behinds.

    • Pure racist hypocracy.

      This!

      I can NOT say it enough that in feminism there is a completely different set of rules for black feminists and white feminists. And it’s so obvious but everyone refuses to say a word at the hypocrisy.

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  5. Why feminism is a sinking ship. Interestingly, the founders of Racialicious blog were :
    -a Black woman
    -and a Transgender Mixed Asian woman.

    The Asian woman left after a few years to open a gym (maybe she realised sister soldiering was getting her nowhere) .
    The Black woman is still fighting (sigh)

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