women can be privileged while being women but they cannot be privileged for being women
this is not a hard concept to grasp
Lianne La Havas appreciation post!
SBK, Minneapolis, 2014
Watching this trailer for Laverne Cox’s forthcoming documentary about CeCe McDonald, a day after Jared Leto’s Oscar win for playing a transgender woman, I’m thinking:
If you’re a cisgender actor playing a trans woman, and the experience of learning about trans issues doesn’t compell you to speak out at every possible moment in support of trans women and against anti-trans violence and incarceration, then how could you have POSSIBLY done a good job understanding and portraying that character in the first place?
American newspapers just seizing the opportunity to have a little fun with slavery. Totally accidental and/or harmless.
In other news: microaggressions are common verbal, behavioral, and environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile or negative slights to marginalized groups. (via Donovon X Ramsey)
What do you think? Catchy headlines or microaggressions?
The last two I could write off as just lazy editing
The first two? Motherfuckers playing games
All of them are intended to demean. You could shorten the film title to “12 Years” just as easily and actually more descriptively, but throwing the word “Slave” around with “master” and pictures of Lupita Nyong’o is a way of re-emphasizing how US society views Black people.
God what the actual fuck is wrong with people
okay but imagine what kind of affect cis people playing the roles of trans people has on trans people who are trying to figure out their identity. imagine all the trans girls who are seeing trans women being played by what the whole world is trying to tell them they are — cis men. that shit is so harmful.
My political obligations? I am a Black woman … in world that defines human as white and male for starters. Everything I do including survival is political.Audre Lorde (via deedixon)