Angela Davis – Toxic Masculinity and More

“Words from Angela Davis on assimilationism, white feminism, to…Words from Angela Davis on assimilationism, white feminism, toxic masculinity + intersectionality, the prison industrial complex and more

“The most important learning I do at this age is my life is learning from young people” Video via Southbank Centre”

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Misogyny and Movements – Invisible Women

I’m not saying anything new!

Misogyny, patriarchy, machismo, chauvinism, sexism…in activism and movement work is nothing new and bigger than Brooklyn activist/organizer Asere Bello.

Take a look — and do some research of your own.

“Voices of Color – Invisible Women – Sexism in the Black Panther Party

The energizing and fundamental role women play in revolutionary organizations came home to me afresh as I read recent memoirs by Elaine Brown and David Hilliard, both former leaders in the Black Panther Party.

The two authors show us the reasons for the party’s spectacular rise – and also its agonizing fall. Their books reveal, directly or indirectly, how sexism helped destroy the Panthers.” Via

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Internalized Misogynoir, Misogyny and Sexism

Misogynoir is a word used to describe how racism and anti-Blackness alter the experience of misogyny for Black women, specifically. It alludes to specifically Black women’s experiences with gender and how both racism and anti-Blackness alters that experience diametrically from White women (as anti-Blackness and White supremacy make White women the “norm” in terms of intersectional experiences with gender, even as solely via gender, misogyny harms all women) and differently from non-Black women of colour (as though they face racism, the dehumanization associated with anti-Blackness is more than racism or sexualized objectification alone, but speaks to the history of Black bodies and lives treated as those of non-persons).  I recently saw a thread of false information and non-Black women of colour co-opting to erase Black womanhood, Black women’s experiences and Black women’s epistemology from the concept of misogynoir. Again, the origin is in Black womanhood and the term was coined by a queer Black woman, Moya Bailey. (If anyone says it was coined by me, Trudy, or my blog Gradient Lair, they’re incorrect.)” Via

“The giver of Misogynoir can range from the “educated hotep”, all the way to your favorite white feminist. It’s exemplified in a Black man’s ability to praise Malcolm X yet in the same breath shame Korryn Gaines. It’s society’s shaming of Black women for their “attitude”, yet labeling that same behavior as sass in a Latina woman.” Via

“Silence, Ignorance, Resistance and Denial: The Black Community’s Refusal to Acknowledge and Address Misogynoir Against Black Women and Girls”:

The So-called Black Community is silent, resistant, and in denial about the truth and dangers of misogynoir. Try and talk about it and many Negroes are either silent, ignorant, resist or deny. Then comes derailments and deflections. Many Black People believe that sexism and misogyny is not a problem in the Black American Community and the African Diaspora in general. It’s very sad (and frighting) how many Black People walk around as if it is not a MAJOR problem while many Black Women and Girls are suffering in silence physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually because of it .” Via