I’m starting a collaboration RE: Fat, which will be a potential theme for one of our Season 2 episodes - RECord your thoughts, write a story, draw a picture, or make a song regarding this theme.
ALL ARTISTS: Write a story, draw a picture, or make a song regarding this theme.
EVERYONE W/ A CAMERA: RECord a video testimonial regarding this theme, or specifically answer:
- "What does the word Fat mean to you?"
- "Do you consider Fat to be beautiful? Be specific."
- "Is Fat shameful? Be specific."
- "Is it always a good thing that the Fat content in our foods is so heavily advertised?"
- "Have you ever been stereotyped as Fat or treated differently because of your weight? Be specific."
- "Have you ever judged someone else by their weight? If so, how and why?"
- "How has the Media altered your view on Fat? Be specific."
Anonymous asked: Why do you think the black community is so dedicated to upholding misogynoir? Like Black women are terrified of womanism, but they have no problem going along with popular phrases like "Thot" "Basic Bitch" rooted in modern social misogynoir. Do you think it's because black people assume the power that's in misogynoir, with the ability to control, is the only way black men are granted some sort of power and control over something to level white men, even though it hurts BW,?
I think there are a lot of things that connect to this. First of which being that misogyny isn’t unique to the black community. It’s not as though the rest of America has it all figured out but black men and women are stuck - all cultures and communities deal with a complicated mix of oppression. Secondly, black women are also universally targeted over America culture. The “black community” doesn’t exist in isolation where outside messages that constantly dehumanize black femininity doesn’t affect it.
To answer your question I don’t think there’s a “special sauce” to why misogynynoir exists. Above all it exists because being devalued, brutalized, mutilated, abused and disrespected are fundamental elements of the historiography of black women. Just because black women may face misogyny more frequently by the black men in their lives, doesn’t mean that white/dominant patriarchal structures aren’t still active agents in black woman slander