i need to stop seeing this shit come up on my dashboard. stop mimicking “black men” when you invoke predatory sexuality. recognize it and stop doing it. recognize the part youre playing in perpetuating the deadly myth of the black male rapist.

and read this: "Rape, Racism and the Myth of the Black Rapist" from Angela Davis’s Women Race and Class

I understand what is said here, and agree. But I think the pictures/gifs used to demonstrate were a bad choice, only one directly points to the “Predator” being a black man. Just an observation.

find out what aave is and come back

Point made, I was just giving an observation. I agree with your post 100% , but I think there are better examples

absolutely there are. but i made this post as a direct response to seeing the first two gifsets go viral around tumblr’s feminist community. i added the third screenshot to further contextualize my point. a lot of feminists i followm reblogged the hell out of the first two, obviously not seeing that they were using racism to fight sexism.

i also still think you’re failing to see that these are GOOD examples. because in neo-liberal media, overt racism isn’t as pervasive as “subtle” racism. so it’s exactly those first two posts that ppl need to be more aware of. because they might not be trained to see the racism in those situations where it’s not blatant. and that’s exactly what happened when those posts went viral.

this post is going around again a little bit so i want to add a thought process i’ve developed since this post’s conception. if you don’t actually think this is a thing (like some of you reblogging this to say black ppl are reaching bc you assumed op, i, was black) keep a notepad with you for a few weeks and write down every time a non-black person slips into aave (in speech, in a text message, on facebook, whatever.) then next to that, write down why. i’ve done this, and the second column never strayed from three overlapping categories:

1) jocose sexual predation (as in the examples above. real life examples: “AY GIRL, lemme holla atcha!” “lemme get cho numba.. ay yo where you goin’?” on someone’s selfie/profile pic: “DAYUM.” “damn ma, you is fiiiiine” “DAT ASS”) verbally, this is, without fail, accompanied by a faked very deep voice. wonder why?

2) jocose aggression/intimidation (real life examples: “you can’t FUCK WIT ME”, “what chu gon do huh? what chu gon do??” “YO FUCK DAT NOISE I AIN’T ABOUT DAT, FUCK DA HATERZ” “WHO IS YOU” “YO ima STOMP that FOOL!” "im finna snatch this bitch weave") these are often accompanied by a deep voice as well, though tonally different

3) being loud [“sassy” also] (real life examples: “MUH FUCKIN HOMIE” “FO REAL DO” “ooo girrrlll!!!” )

so we slip into aave when we’re putting on sexual predation, aggression/intimidation, and loudness. what does that tell us about stereotypes of black americans?



This is one of the most insulting things that I have ever seen, it makes me so mad I actually want to cry. I can’t believe magazines think that they can just dip a woman in brown paint, give her clothes from my culture to put on for a couple hours and then have audacity to call her an “African Queen”. Growing up I heard every joke about Africans and saw the negative stereotypes portrayed by the media that tried to make me feel so bad about where I come from. Yet Ive noticed when fashion magazine want to do spreads portraying poise and exoticness they often turn to Africa ( and many other foreign continents/nations) proving time and again that Africa is more than the negative images you see in the media)  but this time, to try and take parts of my beautiful culture just to have white women play the role of an “African Queen” proves that beauty cannot be seen in our countries/cultures unless it is represented by White people. 


Anonymous asked:

I am just curious as to how you have placed yourself so sternly on the "black girl struggles" when you are fairly fair skinned. You seem so deep seated in your argument and if your argument is black skin you don't seem to have any incite based on your skin color. And your distaste for white people also is extremely shocking seeing as that you are part white and look mostly white. So where do you find so much conviction toward this matter?

fullten answered:

I have white friends who say ‘Ugh… white people,’ far more than I do, because they are fucking awake, and care about other people instead of being heartless, self obsessed, selfish, worthless piece of shit like the rest of you. 

And the conviction?? Because I’m an evolved fucking human being. Because I’m not saying ‘we all bleed red’ ‘lets all get along’ while being silent and useless to furthering this cause. I am here for dark skin women, I am here from trans women, I am here for women with disabilities, I am here for marginalized groups even if I don’t belong to them, because unlike you, and despite people like you, I actually want this world to be better than it is now, and we can’t fucking do that with stunted, complacent, racist little shits like you. 


How do you, a light skin woman, find the time to care about other human beings and their struggles?!

How do you care about things other than yourself

Self-centered, white-centered anon would like to know.




So if we have to show women what the baby looks like in their womb and tell them how the process works before allowing them to get an abortion, does that mean we should teach our soldiers about the culture of the lands we’re invading, and explain to them that the people we want them to kill have families and feel pain, just like Americans?