brown girls rule the world
I’m sorry to say this but if someone said “white girls rule the world” instead of “brown girls rule the world” then we’d have a major shitstorm on our hands.
You’re right! White girls (a) don’t need to say that, and (b) would have no reason to say that because they dorule the world of beauty conventions, standards of attraction, and etc. in reality. Brown women and girls are completely undervalued, dismissed, and quite often have their focuses derailed—as you so ridiculously demonstrate here—simply because they aren’t White.
So when a brown woman says something to encourage herself and others who are generally put down for how they look with something like “we rule the world” accompanying beautiful pictures of a beautiful young brown woman, that’s representation we don’t get elsewhere.If a White girl said it, it’d be doing nothing but reinforcing the idea that White women are the end all and be all to beauty and that everyone must be compared to their standards.
I’m sorry to say but throwing about false equivalences as if everything exists in a vacuum makes you look like a buffoon, and ignoring historical and present social and cultural conditions does not make your point any more solid than shooting it with a full clip would.
why do guys call girls “cunts” anyway though
why would you insult someone by referring to them as the only thing about them that actually matters to you
when I get mad at my boyfriend I don’t call him “salary”
This semester I went to the White Privilege Conference in Madison, WI for my honors seminar about examining privilege. I made a poster about the behaviors of particular white female musicians who appropriate other cultures as a means of identity and sexualize/objectify WOC as a means of displaying sexual agency and social power. All under the guise of “empowerment”.
This is my take on the knowledge I found through seminar and readings, (esp. online articles) so in no way do I claim these ideas or concepts as my own.
We’re honored to have been asked to join mewithoutYou for their tour celebrating the 10 year anniversary of Catch For Us The Foxes through the west coast of the US. See you soon! Tickets will go on sale Friday April 25th
- June 16 Seattle, WA @ Neumos
- June 17 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
- June 19 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
- June 20 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
- June 21 San Diego, CA @ The Epicentre
- June 22 West Hollywood, CA @ The Troubadour
- June 23 Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
- June 25 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
- June 26 Austin, TX @ Mohawk
- June 27 Dallas, TX @ Prophet Bar
this is cute, all i can think about is the mewithoutYou reference in gig life.
Lupita Nyong’o named People’s Most Beautiful Person
TODAY: Lupita Nyong’o is People’s Most Beautiful person for 2014, the magazine revealed Wednesday morning on TODAY. The Oscar winner with the perfect smile and the style to match beams from a cover that promises “her inspiring story.”
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