Thursday, October 6, 2011

It's time to have a (feminist) house meeting y'all...

I apologize for not posting in such a long time but grad school is no joke friends. I want to do something a little different with this post. I want to have a very honest/raw/unfiltered/respectful conversation about this:

For those of you who don't know, this picture was taken during the NYC SlutWalk, although the person holding the sign was not the original creator of the sign.  Now  I could very easily write a whole analysis on this, but I think there are plenty of great ones already written out there. Check out this AMAZING post on Racialicious if you're in the mood for a breakdown of some key issues around this sign.

But I want to hear from you. What are your reactions to this? Let's have a real conversation about our feelings, our struggles with this, our reactions to all of the other dialogue out there about this, how we can begin to heal...All that jazz.

Ready? GO! Let's have the convo in the comments section.

1 comment:

  1. I read most of the comment thread from Facebook. What made my stomach most, and has STUCK itself to my brain for the past four days since reading is that history seems to be repeating itself again. At least, in the bubble that is this picture's thread...
    So many women coming from a place of white privilege, but refusing to acknowledge it and telling women of color 'what's good for them.' Makes me sick, to put it very simply. 'We know what's good for you, we're doing it for your own good, don't worry about your thoughts or feelings- we'll take care of those for you.' Once again, the implication that women of color cannot take care of themselves without the aid of white women, because they must know best.