I’ve always wanted to talk about these things, it was there since I was 14. It peaked when I was 16 years old.
Oh, if I could go back in time and find the notebook I would write in, as a teenager about these very things.
I would frequent places like BV as I got into my later teens and see so much vile hatred for black women and girls, it was terrifying.
Then to see the sheer disdain towards black women and girls manifest in many of the men in my own family, including my brother woke me up even more.
What was the dagger for me, is experiencing internalized anti-blackness towards black women, from other black women, overtime.
I expect this these types of things from white America towards black women and girls. But my own people?
I didn’t realize so many black women and girls, shared the same views about black women, as everyone else did.
This entire mental journey made me want to create a blog and blog about it. I have no one else around me, to share my interests with, involving the topics I discuss on my page. My blogs are my venting sessions, my own little soapbox, if you will. You’d be shocked to know how oblivious people are to black women’s issues.
Racism towards black women is rarely discussed because people have the notion that it doesn’t exist. How can it not exist when we’re black, in a country that openly discriminates against black people?
Sexism and misogynoir was rarely discussed because people saw these things as less important opposed to racism. Now we talk about the intersection of racism and sexism.
White society doesn’t even see black women as women. In some instances we’re still subhuman to them. They deny us our identity and our existence along side white womanhood, because we’re not important to them.
The double standards, the unfair judgments, the persecution, I grew tired of it. The silencing of black female issues really made me angry, and this is why I created my blogs. To let people know that black women are not treated fairly in society.
My blogs are important to me, because I go into a place where people are afraid to go, which is the discussion of intraracism within our community. Which, mainly targets black women and girls.
It’s frustrating to see society preach about freedom of individuality, a subculture that promotes the idea that every person has a right to exist in the form they choose to, sans discrimination and judgment, but black women are still being confined to a set of rules.
This is why I’m so fed up, a never ending carousel of anti-black woman rhetoric that continues to be promoted, without any indication to end it.-FedUpBlackWoman, Tumblr