It’s funny. It really is, this whole feminist blogosphere.
Almost two months ago, I expressed some serious whore-er (get it? Play on words? Horror?) over the cover of Full Frontal Feminism (FFF) and predicted severe disagreement from other WOC. And now, months later, I now sit, having read the freaking thing, and what do I see?: sisters of color bloggers getting attacked and the feminist blogosphere’s blowing up.
Maybe I should go into feminist prophesy. There’s some bank to be made there.
Alright, all joking aside there is an unbelievable amount of bullshit going on about the reactions, reviews, and the jaws of life biting going on between blogs. Those unfamiliar with the blogosphere may wonder how wounds can cut so deep. Well, my friends, it’s called Humanity.
Here are the crumbs that I can gather:
FFF is written.
FFF is reviewed.
Writers/Feminist of Color are among reviewers.
W/FOC are attacked.
A book about drawing out the young feminists draws out opinion, disagreeing opinion, and the insidious “commenters” who cannot stand authentic feminist opinions from women of color go to TOWN.
I could post a reflection about either the book or what has transpired, but there is way too much wisdom being written on other blogs right now to spend writing. I want to soak up their pearls before I spew my own spin on these occurences.
There is nothing, I repeat, NOTHING surprising, respectful, true, or inspiring in the ugly racism and comments hurled at women of color who have dissenting opinion. How many more times do we need to go review this lesson?
Before any feminist agenda can move forward, WOMEN OF COLOR MUST BE BELIEVED.
And I think I’ll use some of my prophetic skills right now. let me peek into my feminist crystal ball:
mhmmm, it’s kind of foggy…I see something, but can’t make out what exactly what – WAIT! I SEE SOMETHING! It’s…
a future post that slam dunks this shit.