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Gracie Passette's insight:
Think beyond race to LGBTQ & all sorts of "other" where intolerance creeps in
Last night, social media was flooded with images of Paper Magazine’s Winter 2014 cover featuring Kim Kardashian’s glistening posterior. The response was both explosive and polarizing. Some rolled t...
Gracie Passette's insight:
Kim's #breaktheinternet move was full of messages about lazy art, positive body image, the UNslut movement, and racism.
Well, for a long time, lots of people. Including scholars. Particularly black scholars.
Sex tourism, with female tourists. Does anyone recognize it? I recently watched “Heading South,” which might be considered romantic by some, soft-core porn by others and social criticism by the most sophisticated. It is based on three short stories by Dany Laferriere, a Haitian who now lives in Canada. The plots entangle three white women, a Wellesley professor of French literature; a conventional but needy wife from Savannah, Georgia; and a factory worker from Quebec. They are sexually taking advantage of the poverty and youth of black boys in Haiti in 1970. Living in a resort hotel where the boys are not welcome, the women swim and screw with them on the beach. The women have no sense of consequences or context, either about the boys’ families or politically. Their best impulse is to take these older teens home like puppies found while on vacation, which they are sure the boys will welcome. They forget all about the American reaction to “miscegenation” or the boys’ ability to manage their lives in a foreign country.
"Because hypersexuality isn’t a compliment, nor is it liberating. It’s a racialized, oppressive marking on black and brown bodies that’s been used to degrade us for centuries and I think it’s time we took our bodies back."
Curator comment: This beautifully powerful rant has been re-posted dozens of times in the last few days. One of the many benefits of maintaining the broadest possible view of this topic is the ability to gain appreciation of the many complex social, religious and political perspectives that shape identity, including this expression of Arabo-Muslim anti-imperialist feminism.
Source: The quote is from "My friend Khadijah on why she’s sex positive and what it means to her", originally posted on AFRICAN GOON ("Yohanna. Atheist. Habesha. Anticapitalist. Post-colonial Feminist. ERITREAN NATIONALIST 4lyf~")
Via Bill Herring LCSW, CSAT, Deanna Dahlsad
Curated by Gracie Passette
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