Three years ago, at the height of the SlutWalk movement, we told y’all about the movement being led by women of color to fight the street harassment women and girls of color face on their way to work and school. Folks weren’t even checking for Girl for Gender Equity’s video. I mean is everyone only paying attention because there’s a white woman in Hollaback’s video. Maybe if you’re on the Daily Show, folk will pay a sister some attention but otherwise…
We have famously called out white women for their participation in Slutwalks.
And we have gone hard in the paint for brothers over various forms of state-sanctioned violence.
But on this botched Hollaback video we will not do it. Time does not permit a full explication of all the problems with all these liberal white folks and all these well meaning Black feminist sistren out here caping for this unfair criminalizing of Black men in this video. At the same time, I don’t think it’s an un-Black feminist move to say that I’m bothered by the street harassment of any woman, white women included. That is in part because I know that for brothers brazen enough to harass white women and their protected femininities on the street, my God what won’t they do to cis and trans women of color, whose womanhood is structurally devalued?
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