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.
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,
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.
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.
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