“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…
so part of the thing about not speaking for people is to enable them to speak for themselves. the question becomes why arent the folks you pointed out as not being represented being represented? obviously the straight/cis/white representation of things cannot account for these array of things. its not their job to hold up signs about the mexican woman who will be deported— they cannot do the job that someone who is more intimately involved with the realities of deportation and sexual assault can do.
1- why arent these representations taking place, beyond ‘because white people dont know how to do shit’
2- how do we encourage these people/related people/etc to represent these scenarios?
and 3- unless someone is coercively leaving you out of the loop, how can we enable a coalition *with* the rest of us?
Women who are at risk already can’t engage in performance activism without consequences. Aside from any cultural considerations (and there are many), & potential legal ramifications, there is also a completely different level of support for women who are considered unrapeable by dint of skin color. We’re still being coerced into proving our humanity so that our pain can be recognized as something besides porn for the masses who think we can’t feel anything.