“but i’ll just say this: be upset with me if you want to - but don’t use me as the pinnacle of black women cos i don’t speak for anybody but myself. i speak for me because i don’t see a representation of me in any of those photos. i don’t see a representation of a fat black girl who just wanted some justice. i don’t see a representation of a sex worker still walking the streets who deserves safety too. i don’t see a representation of a mexican woman who is being assaulted by her husband but can’t report it because she’ll be deported if she does. i don’t see a representation of black kids who are molested every day of their lives in a foster home. i don’t see any of that in slutwalk. i don’t see a representation of the 80 year old woman who is being sexually assaulted at the nursing facility where she lives who can’t tell anyone because her entire family has abandoned her and no one who works there gives a damn anyway.
i see a bunch of white girls, 30 and under, walking around half naked, spreading one clear and very concise message: look at me, i’m sandra dee. look at me. look at me. look at me. no one else, just me.
all i ever wanted to know from slutwalk was: what about the rest of us?”
“What about the rest of us?”
How about you stand the fuck up and say something FOR YOURSELF?
To be very clear, I DO understand where she’s coming from with this, but it is so full of “I’m not white therefore I am a victim.” that it HURTS. Yes, some people cannot stand up and fight for themselves, like the Mexican woman mentioned above. However others can, and even those who cannot CAN do something to get out of their situation. You are not a victim of the world. Get the fuck up and DO SOMETHING about it.
(On a side note, I do not support slutwalk. I think the entire concept is ridiculous. If you want to protest rape culture, you can do so without looking like a skank.)
imma need you to eat a dick. really.
Let me just cosign Peech and add…