I’m starting to get better at spotting lesbian and bi women tho.
That moment when the cute girl in you’ve been hoping was gay casually mentions she has a girlfriend.
By Jacqueline M. Allain
Sexual Agency, Power, and Consent
According to one historian, “few scholars… have viewed the relationships of enslaved men and free white women through the lens of sexual abuse in part because of gendered assumptions about sexual power” (Foster, p. 459). This is in keeping with both the standard feminist conceptualization of rape as a tool of patriarchal oppression3 as well as the traditional (un-feminist) notion of women as too weak, emotionally and physically, to commit serious crimes, let alone sexual abuse, and the idea that men cannot be raped (Bourke, 2007, pp. 219, 328). However, it is becoming increasingly clear that women, too, are capable of committing sexual offenses and using sex as a means of domination and control (Bourke, pp. 209-248).
Audre Lorde, The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House, 1984 (via vulturechow)
If white American feminist theory need not deal with the differences between us, and the resulting difference in our oppressions, then how do you deal with the fact that the women who clean your houses and tend your children while you attend conferences on feminist theory are, for the most part, poor women and women of color?
What is the theory behind racist feminism?
This week’s reading recommendation list is brought to you by yours truly.
- Surveillance Capitalism Monopoly-Finance Capital, the Military-Industrial Complex, and the Digital Age [x]
- The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House [x]
- Taming the Shrew? Choice Feminism and the Fear of Politics [x]
- Islam and Politics [x]
- A short film on Franz Kafka [x]
- The Corporate Stranglehold on Education [x]
- Lifestyle Consumerist Politics (ha!) [x]
- The Color of Violence Against Women [x]
- Zarb-e-Azb and the Left: On Imperialism’s Materiality [x]
- Aid In Reverse: How Poor Countries Develop Rich Countries [x]
You can browse through more reading lists by viewing our TQ entries on Tanqeed’s main website.
Image: Constantin Brâncuși, Sleeping Muse, 1910.
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