It seems in my academic career that I have reached a problematic subject. I am taking “African-American perspectives on crime” my class is taught by a black male and the whole class is about black masculinity and how black men are unfairly tried in the judicial system (which is of course a problem) HOWEVER, black women are almost never talked about and if women are even INCLUDED in the discussions, in the films we watch they are sexual objects, in domestic positions, or called a bitch or a hoe.
My professor even said that if a woman lets a man call her a “bitch” or a “ho” then there is nothing that can be done about that.
He also glorifies male athletes…. which considering there is a gap of women in sports is something that leaves women out ENTIRELY.
Any feminist voices with other opinions about this subject? I am also looking for a feminist analysis of the popular tv show “The Boondocks” I would prefer to have a black feminist opinion, simply because there is both race and gender present in this issue.
Warning: this by no means directed at all white men in the United States, or anywhere for that matter
HOWEVER, I believe that at times this is the hardest group to get through to because they don’t know what oppression feels like; unless they have been poor, but they otherwise haven’t been faced with people of the opposite gender harassing them, structural racial oppression, or police brutality
Wow what an interesting article! This article claims that women want sex just as much as men and that it’s not constantly attached to obtaining security, a husband, a baby! SEX just for SEX imagine that 🙂
I have always felt that women have a repressed sexuality due to slut shaming, rape, and the emphasis on purity and a woman’s value as well as being in a relationship.
Also Ladies, I will have you know that having lots of sex does not make your vagina LOOSE and WORTHLESS! It actually makes it stronger yes STRONGER and if you are concerned about that you can always do kegel exercises
Happy hunting ladies! (or not its up to you… its all about choice!!!)
As a feminist and openly claiming to be one I have faced discrimination I have been:
Assumed to be gay
Assumed to hate men
Assumed to be radically sexual or radically unsexual
Sexualized and hit on when discussing women’s issues
Not taken seriously
Been called a slut/whore
Asked “when are you going to stop with all this feminism talk?”
And finally… I’ve been told that there is no need for feminism and that we are all equal. What do you guys think?
It’s important that young women surround themselves with positive, STRONG, female images yes women are strong. I also think that women can possess their own strength; not necessarily using male qualities (dominance, anger, insensitivity) ~sorry gentlemen I know there are … Continue reading →