One of the major reasons I identify as a womanist is because far too often, I see situations in which white feminists will rush to the defense of any white woman who has been slimed by ‘the menz’ or call for across the board female solidarity in those situations, but you’re cricket chirping silent when it is women of color who are being attacked.
Yeah, that’s why that #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen hashtag exists. We have glaring examples of it popping up and not being reciprocated with depressing regularity
Another glaring example of it popped up in my Facebook feed today when I was sent a link to a Salon article by Mary Elizabeth Williams in which she asked feminists to support Megyn Kelly in the wake of Donald
Chump Thump’s misogynistic attacks on her, even though she has never declared herself to be one, and sides with a political movement that believes feminists are The Enemy.
I’m damned sure not down with what Trump said about her and it needs to be forcefully called out. But stand in solidarity with her? Not no but hell naw am I not going to stand with her.
Since when has Kelly ever stood with women of color, much less not said anything that wasn’t straight up racist?
And while she has her broken clock moments every now and then, on balance she earns every penny Rupert Murdoch pays her for being the pretty blonde face peddling that odious right wing agenda.
Her azz had the nerve to say from her FOX Noise propaganda perch that a Black female teen manhandled by an out of control McKinney, TX cop earlier this year ‘was no saint’. She declared that Santa Claus and Jesus were white. She tried to downplay the racist e-mails discovered in the DOJ probe when Ferguson was on everyone’s minds last summer by claiming ‘racist e-mails are everywhere’
And yeah, I would be remiss in not pointing out that one of her broken clock moments involved trans people on September 1, 2011.
The transgendered, they go through so much pain and emotional turmoil in
dealing with the effects of that disorder or whatever you want to call
it and I don’t think they need people piling on and mocking them once they do something that many people consider very brave. But that’s me, that’s my two cents. [emphasis added]
But ever since them, she has devolved on trans issues as her FOX Noise employers shift tactics to attack trans people.
So not no, but oh hell no am I as an proud unapologetically Black trans woman going to support Megyn Kelly’s behind, especially when she can’t seem to do the same on a consistent basis for women of color and trans women.