a half an hour walk seems like nothing when you really have to get somewhere and have no money for the bus.
OK, so I love this blog, but I have a genuine question re: this post, is walking for half an hour really that unusual in the us? I wouldn’t even consider getting a bus for something that’s a half hour walk away and I don’t really know many people who would, it’s just kind of standard here. I get if you have certain disabilities it’s an issue, and the point is more that you HAVE to walk rather than wanting to, but the actual length of time- is that really unusual?
And while we’re on the subject…
This whole thing with automatically jumping to assumptions about someone reblogging something that was made/wrote by someone who did/wrote gross shit in the past has got to stop.
This is a fucking huge website with a lot of people using…
We do not want a feminism that looks like a social worker behind a desk with concerned eyebrows. We want a feminism that stays up late at the kitchen table convincing us that we deserve better. We do not want a feminism that will put us up in a rundown state shelter for a short while until we’re ‘back on our feet.’ We want a feminism that will break back into our house we were just kicked out of and tell the landlord he’ll have hell to pay from a mob of angry bitches if he attempts eviction again.
You know, the one that gives housewives/full-time mothers a pension— wages for housework?
It’s ONLY A HUGE VICTORY FOR FEMINISM, SOCIALISM, AND WOMEN OF COLOR. Not a big deal or anything. Tumblr is mysteriously silent about this.
Black women are, it seems, damned if we do and damned if we don’t. Our collective singleness, independence, and unsanctioned mothering are an affront to mainstream womanhood. But a high-profile married black woman who uses her husband’s name (if only for purposes of showbiz) or admits the influence her male partner has had on her life is an affront to feminism.
Wilson says that in the context of pathologized black womanhood and black relationships, Beyoncé and the Knowles-Carter clan “counter a narrative about our families that has been defined by the media for too long about what our families must look like and how they’re comprised.” Black women’s sexuality and our roles as mothers and partners have been treated as public issues as far back as slavery, even as family life for most citizens has been viewed as a private matter. Our nation’s “peculiar institution” treated human beings—black human beings—as property. And so, black women’s partnering—when and whom we partnered with and the offspring of those unions—were at the very foundation of the American economy. According to Jackson, “People would talk about black women’s sexuality in polite company like they would talk about race horses foaling calves.”
Like critiques of her sexed-up performances, response to Beyoncé’s recent pregnancy illustrates that black female bodies remain fodder for public gossip. Even with the devotion of mainstream media (especially the entertainment and gossip genres) to monitoring female celebrities’ sexuality, “baby bumps,” and engagement rocks, the speculation about Beyoncé’s womb stands apart as truly bizarre. Almost as soon as the singer revealed her pregnancy at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, there was conjecture—amplified by a televised interview in which the singer’s dress folded “suspiciously” around her middle—that it was all a ruse to cover for the use of a surrogate.
The HBO documentary, which chronicled her pregnancy, failed to quiet the deliberation. Gawker writer Rich Juzwiak proclaimed, “Beyoncé has never been less convincing about the veracity of her pregnancy than she was in her own movie…. We never see a full, clear shot of Beyoncé’s pregnant, swanlike body. Instead it’s presented in pieces, owing to the limitations of her Mac webcam. When her body is shown in full, it’s in grainy, black-and-white footage in which her face is shadowed.” There is, in this assessment, a disturbing assumption of ownership over Beyoncé’s body. Why won’t this woman display her naked body on television to prove to the world that she carried a baby in her uterus?
The conversation surrounding Beyoncé feels like assessing a prize thoroughbred rather than observing a human woman, and it is dismaying when so-called feminist discourse contributes to that. Feminism is about challenging structural inequalities in society, but the criticism of Beyoncé as a feminist figure smacks of hating the player and ignoring the game, to twist an old phrase.
i think i know what bathing suits ur talking about. & that was just sad to see and then look @ the price :( i’ll stick to finding shit @ ross & walmart
I always call names. That post was because I just saw Gabi Fresh’s new swim line. At $90 a suit? That shit is Ri. Damn. Diculous.
There’s no way a large percentage of fat women are going to be able to afford that shit. And it’s sold on swimwear for all or whatever it’s called? Please. swimwear for all? for all who have disposable income, maybe.
But there’s another post going around with a beautiful black girl modeling bikinis for plus sizes, and they are just as cute as GF’s are (because hers ARE really cute), but the two pieces are NOT sold as one purchase, and they are over $70 PER PIECE. Who the fuck has time to pay $150 for a fuckin bikini that, knowing how plus size pieces are USUALLY constructed, isn’t gonna last but one summer - if that?
And who was the dame that made like “bondage-esque” gear and was selling it for $200+ a piece? Beautiful bald girl. Idk her name. Whatever. Idgaf about that either.
Aint nobody got time for dat.
And Monif C. aint no better.
Like I seriously feel like a lot of this is because fat designers have realized that fat women are so fucking desperate for clothing that is fashionable, stylish, and wearable, that we really will pay money we don’t have for things we actually need.
Don’t nobody wanna keep shopping at Ross, Target, Walmart and the like. It’d be nice to go to the mall and be able to go in a store other than Lane Bryant. It’d be nice to be able to dress my age instead of people constantly mistaking me for a coffee table at a nursing home because of my penchant for ugly floral prints.
And tell me please, why I can go get a suit for $30 at walmart of all places, that still has colors, cut outs, a semblance of design/fashion to it, but these people are putting out suits and telling me they can’t sell it for less than $150?
No, I’m good on fatshion. I’m good. I’ll be a the big box stores this summer too.
Sooooo much truth.
We don’t even have Walmart here.