“Curtis used to take me down to the lake, and I’d study that water. It came to me that women are just like that lake. They do everything to it, but it’s still beautiful. I wish you could see it, Tan. They fish from it, throw garbage in it, and sail boats in it, but it’s still as wide and beautiful as ever. That’s what women are like, and we ain’t gon run dry. Sell a bit, and five minutes later we just as deep and wet and full as we was before.” Artist: Madeline Gross
“It’s a battle we are losing, the American public still sees women as housewives at best and witches at worst. We may be either beloved or burned, but never trusted with any degree of power.” Via: Michelle Yeoh Insta
Instead of rallying behind narratives that center on America’s return to the misogynistic past, they could actually vote in their own interests. They could skip the dramatic shows of support for predators and I stead support their own freedoms.
Irrationally, what white women seem to fear is that if they push back against the misogyny, then what power they currently have will be lost. In the same way many white men seem to see power as a zero-sum game, so white women want to cling to the agency and selfhood they feel they have fought so hard to achieve. They genuinely believe that by defending these avatars of the patriarchy, they will somehow benefit even if it’s at the expense of everyone else.
When you see causal racism from so called feminist white women, you have to understand that whatever work they are willing to do to insulate themselves, they are still willing to sacrifice others for their right to be equal oppressors. They might not characterize it that way, might feel genuinely offended that anyone can perceive them as the weak link in the chain that is feminism. Via: Ramona Singer
Smash your systemic racism.
Smash the negative voices in your head.
Smash your trauma.
Smash the patriarchy.
You are not too small to change the world. Those who have were crazy enough to believe they could, comme moi. All you need is a plan, faith, patience, God, a vision worth fighting for. The only constant is change always remember that, so don’t be a punk bitch, get up, get out and do something. Via: Nostalgic SZN