All tagged AntiMisogyny

Masculinity Over Everything

“Let’s go back to that idea of the dominant conditioning of misogynistic thinking. Point blank: our shaped lens tells us to value masculinity over everything.  What if R. Kelly’s masculinity was called into question? What if something destroyed the macho-man shield society allows R. Kelly to hide behind? Bearing in mind the extreme nature of R. Kelly’s documented actions to date, what would shatter his masculine image?

What we know is male homosexuality is closely categorized by society as the proximity to femininity. What if R. Kelly’s masculinity was put into question with witness testimony by accusations of him assaulting boys or even R. Kelly himself enjoying anal play with these young girls? Would the black community and greater masculine-obsessed society finally react with agreeing to #MuteRKelly?”

The Future is Femxle: #MuteMisogyny in 2019

“We must also address the internalizing misogyny that manifests in Black culture. For example, within our own spaces, womxn fall victim to mansplaining as to why R. Kelly’s face should still be displayed on a public wall, or ignorance about why a #MuteRKelly sign next to Aaliyah is exploiting her as a victim – rather than lifting her as a Black womxn artist. We must un-learn, and re-learn that eliminating the presence of toxic men creates a space for healthy womxn to thrive, even if it means we miss an opportunity to promote a juicy conversation. Protect Black girls first. “