i think sexism in rock music is definitely something that should be addressed but the only genre that ever gets slammed for misogyny is rap I wonder why
brown girls rule the world
I’m sorry to say this but if someone said “white girls rule the world” instead of “brown girls rule the world” then we’d have a major shitstorm on our hands.
You’re right! White girls (a) don’t need to say that, and (b) would have no reason to say that because they dorule the world of beauty conventions, standards of attraction, and etc. in reality. Brown women and girls are completely undervalued, dismissed, and quite often have their focuses derailed—as you so ridiculously demonstrate here—simply because they aren’t White.
So when a brown woman says something to encourage herself and others who are generally put down for how they look with something like “we rule the world” accompanying beautiful pictures of a beautiful young brown woman, that’s representation we don’t get elsewhere.If a White girl said it, it’d be doing nothing but reinforcing the idea that White women are the end all and be all to beauty and that everyone must be compared to their standards.
I’m sorry to say but throwing about false equivalences as if everything exists in a vacuum makes you look like a buffoon, and ignoring historical and present social and cultural conditions does not make your point any more solid than shooting it with a full clip would.
So in order to achieve equality, we must damage the white girl idea and not allow them to be proud of their looks and what they were born with, while praising and encouraging other various colors.
This is what I don’t understand about many social justice issues. I’m forced into guilt for acts I have not committed. I’m forced into guilt because I’m the majority, the privileged, this is what I was born into. And I don’t believe that’s fair.
Why can’t we praise and encourage everyone? And not try and bring certain groups of people above others in order to try and balance the system?
(Sorry I keep hi-jacking your social justice posts to share my thoughts.)
I’m so tired of comments like this. I really am.
I just really don’t understand why it is so incredibly difficult to comprehend that an undervalued group of people are going to focus attention EXCLUSIVELY on themselves sometimes. No one is lessening your fucking value by not talking about you, get the fuck over yourself.
Also, no one is going to walking around praising and encouraging people all the time who are constantly praised and encouraged. Especially when the people you want to be oh so inclusive are taking a moment of self-care. Selfishness and self-centeredness is all you’re getting across.