Nicki Minaj shining a light on the differences on acceptable sexuality from white women and black women.
While it has a good deal to do with color, it also has to do with the fact of how her sexuality is used.
The women above her could arguably be said to be catering to the sexual needs/wants/fantasies of men (Sports Illustrated is ESPECIALLY known for catering to a male gaze.) While Nicki Minaj has continuously used her sexuality to empower herself. Her sexuality isn’t for men, it’s for her own self. And THAT is a huge problem. Sexuality that isn’t designed for male consumption is deemed unacceptable and threatening. She is powerful, demanding, uncompromising, and men are weak, so that scares them.
And it’s also because she’s of Indian/Black background, no doubt about it. It’s not just racist, it’s also sexist.
Amongst death, there is life. With a drastically rising death toll, there is an unlikely survivor. God bless the Gaza doctors who performed an emergency cesarean to save this baby after her mother was killed.
A beautiful tragedy - her mother never saw her, never held her, not once.
I was so upset when I posted about this (both simultaneously heart-wrenching and heart-warming) story yesterday and the fact that it got no more than 2 paragraphs worth of mention. I’m glad Al Jazeera followed up on the story. Seriously, God bless the doctors. I’ll repeat what I said then: let it sink in for a moment, that because of Israel there are kids who will grow up with their mother having died before they were even born. Kids who will never be held by their mother, who’ve never heard their mothers voice because of Israeli missiles - who will carry the scars of being born into the world a survivor, among the rubble of their own house, with their mother already dead.
*colour means nothing* (except the fact that PoC are socially, economically and politically marginalised from the moment they enter society because of their race, colour or ethnicity)
*we’re all human* (although PoC are constantly dehumanised, under-represented and their humanity constantly challenged by systematic racism thoroughly ingrained into our social consciousness) Iggy is disgusting.
AKA, I’m not racist, because I’m fucking a black dude and he lets me call him “my nigga”.
When will people realize that ‘colorblindness’ isn’t a solution for racism, it’s just another way to erase the experiences of POC?
And when you erase our experiences, you’re practicing white supremacy.
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50 Shades of Damaging Stereotypes
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50 Shades of Glorified Abuse
50 Shades of Kidney Damage from Incompetent Crop Use
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