“Why are people so mean to feminists? Because so much of feminism is the fine art of calling bullshit, and calling bullshit makes people uncomfortable.” — It’s a Jungle Out There: The Feminist Survival Guide to Politically Inhospitable Environments, Amanda Marcotte (via petitefeministe)
LOL IRONY amanda marcotte is a racist privilege denying douchebag who can’t deal with being called out on her bullshit. the book quoted from, has a ton of racist imagery. when it was called out in the feminist blogosphere, seal press and marcotte got all privilege denying and defensive. marcotte claimed it was ironic, that people were overreacting, and a bunch of other bingo bullshit. prior to this, amanda marcotte blatantly ripped off a woman of color (brownfemipower) without credit. the ensuing mess resulted in bfp shutting down her blog, amanda marcotte getting a ton of support from the white feminist online community, and loads of racism & privilege denying racist BS. soo yeah, this woman is everything that’s wrong with feminism. take a look for yourselves at the kind of racist shit that spewed from feminists’ mouths during some of this controversy. every single feminist should be aware of this, especially if you’re white. every single one. cuz when you quote her, or quote this book, yr furthering the marginalization of women of color within feminism, and showing how little we matter. (via youarenotyou)
I wrote a bit about the (now removed) white colonialist imagery in that book here in tumblrland. (via zuky)
all of this needs to be remembered. especially in discussion of who ACTUALLY has the power to drown out out WOC voices in the blogosphere. (via so-treu)
Yes. And for the record, this is how I feel whenever I see quotes from Marcotte, Jessica Valenti, and (omg, I didn’t think anyone took him serious but some of ya’ll do) WHITE MALE SAVIOR Hugo Schwyzer (one of the biggest assholes ever and completely shit all over numerous women of color on that same previously-mentioned-now-deleted-blog) and another particularly popular woc blogger for that matter (who has expressed Islamobigotry, ableism, trans*misogyny, and has outright bullied & harassed my dear sister BlackAmazon in very public ways that everyone else just shrugs the fuck off like it’s not an issue). Honestly, I don’t even have the energy to 101 so-called feminists who don’t even attempt to question whether the “smart” person who just said something they like might actually have a long-assed history of oppressive behavior/writing. I don’t care if what a complete douchefuck once said/wrote sounds nice. ***Even if I agree with them at that moment, I can guarantee you that what they said isn’t original and can be found already being said by other marginalized women and I’d rather quote them instead.*** (via diggingforroots)
Just to be corrective that imagery is still in there . It has not been removed the cover is the smae and were you to go to Amazon and get it that is the imagery you’d be getting. That’s how sorry and owning up to her own bullshit she is. It’s rascist she admits it but the fact that it’s approved by other white women makes it okay Hugo Schwyzer has been named prominent feminist by these women Thank you from the bottom of my heart digging for roots. I just kind of accepted that when it came to that specific section people thought it was okay I got treated that way. Seriously, we wrote about this in 2007/8. I find it interesting that the POC people networks have moved on to talking about other things from appropriation, to food , to immigration, to labor and teh ” powerful feminist networks and stars : are still bringing uup their old shit ( and by extension my old shit) This isn’t about calling bullshit. This is about teh meat and mettle of people’s lives. People are mean because for those of us not looking for a JUST byline and a sweet middle class line we’re asking no less than the destruction of their really comfortable lives and movements and realities. If you are doing THAT trust me you are worried about much more than uncomfortable. You worry about uncomfortable at cocktail parties. Which makes both WOC history with feminism and their “vision of struggle” make so much more sense no? (blackamazon)
this is important history that people should know.
(slight reformatting by abbyjean to make attributions clear)