The storm has arrived everyone. And While I have been done been prepared for this sort of thing, I knew it was coming so many black women are still left out in the cluster fuck. If you don’t know what I’m talking about there has been two big blow ups in the “activist” world that has to do with the feminist and black power movements. If you want to know more look under the hashtags #solidarityisforwhitewomen and #blackpowerisforblackmen.
These recent blow ups have to do with feminists betrayal of “women of color” feminists by the support of a sleezbag male ‘feminist’ who admitted to purposely trying to quiet WOC feminists and the Lack of black male support for black feminists issues.
I want black women to know, I’m here to tell them, # Stayoutofit.
Remember this. Because while the desperate black women fight to keep these ailing movments together, and the white women and black men desperately try and placate black women with “apologies” like this one on Feministe
Black women need to remember to keep calm and keep heading towards the exits. If you already got to safety, ie you were never involved in the beginning remember to stay out of it like always.
Do not be fooled by the “conversations” floating in the cyberspace.
We already know from numerous BWE writers that all of this is simply talk. This talk is designed to pull black women back into the thoroughfare and keep their resources, time and sanity drained for whatever benefit.
Ignore the apologies.
There may or may not be a number of apologies from “feminists” or “black men activists” or these people may want to engage you in conversations to find out how they can “do better”
Remember that they can not and will not give up their privilege. They NEED this privilege. If they had wanted to give it up they would have done it 100 YEARS AGO!
They did not because they need it. I won’t got through a rundown of the faults of both movements because we all know what it is and I have written about the need to keep privilege extensively.
These “apologies” and moments of introspection are designed to make you think that things will change. Or that they were only trying to help you.
But I want black women to remember that the dance is over.
I’ve said before that anything that was going to be gotten was already claimed long before black women had a chance. And these people aren’t going to help. Further. These people need black women to prop up there ailing movements because even smart white women have gotten fed up with the entire thing. In the case of the civil rights movement these blacks need willing black women to mule themselves for causes that won’t benefit them similar to the response in the Trayvon Martin case.
These people need scapegoats and whipping posts do not be that person. Remember that you don’t owe these people a thing. And you never did.
Don’t be shamed.
Ignore the people who may call you out in both movements for “abandoning” them when they need to get “help”. Ignore the guilt ignore the “solidarity” claims. You don’t owe these people anything. Do not look back.
Remember that you can’t win and watch as people find their true alignments.
If you’ve ever seen the show Survivor you know how cutthroat that game can be. People are always backstabbing. If you watch the game people are always making “alliances” who can help them get farther. These alliances are always tested or proven false by how people vote when it comes time to kick somebody off the island.
That is what is going on now. I want you to watch as the white women hang on to their white privilege and side with the racist feminist. So that they can stay on the island. I want you to watch how black men actively avoid black women’s issues and keep their male privilege so that they can stay on the island.
These are there true alignments. Despite the sweet words, the pillow talk, the lies, and the downright shaming. This is what it will come down to. They want to hang on to their privilege. So they can be sole survivor. Unfortunately that means blindsiding unprepared black women in the process.
Don’t be one of these people.
All the women are white and all the blacks are men.
If you haven’t read the tweets from supposed “anti racism”/ “anti sexism” “activist” Tim Wise. You will see that black women who are in a tizzy are getting kicked back into place. This man is famous for claiming to care about race/ sex. And yet now he’s basically telling black women to screw themselves. Remember in unilateral world you can care about these things it’s an either or issue. People like this man only care about race or gender. But not both and NOT for black women.
His tweet was this in response to #solidarityisforwhitewomen trending
Apparently a handful of irrelevant self-professed radicals think twitter wars are activism. Uh, no. You are fighting w/yourselves. Have fun
Sit back and watch the feathers fly.
The good thing about remaining neutral is that you can see things for what they are. So sit back and watch the feminists and black male activists try and lasso as many people as possible back onto the titanic. Sit back and watch them have circular conversations and thank your stars you don’t engage with them any more. Once you get out of the crossfire and disengage they will have no power over you. I once said that feminists or black activists wouldn’t know what to do if black women talked back you are seeing the fear and anger now.
Remember to align yourself with people who reciprocate. These groups have done none of that.
Remember above all,
Until Next Time,
More links to read if you haven’t yet decided that neutrality is the best way.