Because I’m fucking tired of this shit.
Last week, I wrote a piece on Performance Feminism for a popular site. In it, I talked about the many ways high profile feminists shit on their sisters in their quest for fame, glory, and book deals. Hopefully, you’ll see it in a few days.
Yesterday, The Onion posted a really fucked up joke about Chris Brown and Rihanna. I’m not reposting it here because it doesn’t need to be seen again. All you need to know is that it’s another joke at the expense of a young woman who is a DV survivor. While the satirical site caught a lot of flack from POC feminists (and their allies) over it, the usual suspects were either eerily silent or yakking it up. And when they were called on their lack of fucks, what did they do? They played the victim card. Again.
At some point, this shit gets tired. Because all we’ve been asking for—in discussions of diversity and inclusion—is for you, Ms. High Profile Performance Feminist, to recognize the fucking humanity of women who are not white, able-bodied, straight, cisgendered and middle-class. ALL women deserve to be respected, whether you like them, their shitty albums/shows/movies/coke habits or not.
But I’m done saying shit y’all already know. I’m done holding out hope and olive branches in hopes that y’all will get it fucking right. You won’t. And that’s cool. We don’t need you. We’ll continue to be our own fucking heroes.