I saw this the other day on twitter. Smh.
Hmm. This is alarming. It makes me rethink my values and my affinities.
Okay, so niggas wanna act like there weren’t no strippers back in the day? Y’all wanna act like black strippers aren’t revolutionary in their own right? Y’all wanna act like black woman can’t be both images at the same time? Huh? Y’all wanna act like black women have “lost their way” and it’s a cause for all this shaming? Y’all wanna act like they are less than as black women because they don’t got an afro and an ankh?
word i was thinkin the same thing. even in the most revolutionary of times there are people on the other side who remain enslaved by the system.
Gtfoohwtbs fantasies about pro-black ass-shaking well-read twerking-for-the-hood-Jesus-and-the-cause type strippers being a reality. Self-respecting sisters and hoes don’t exist in the same body.
So…Josephine Baker is a fantasy? Feel free to pick up an actual history book instead of spouting misogynistic ill informed bullshit.
Please don’t associate hoes who fight for dollars with woman who fought for their rights.
Please stop being a worthless specimen of douchcanoe.
strippers, adult entertainers, and sex workers have been fighting for our rights long before your ignorant ass crawled to your laptop to show the world how little you know
Josephine Baker, civil rights movement, French resistance volunteer during WWII
Marsha P. Johnson, one of the leaders of the Stonewall riots, co founded S.T.A.R., which in part provided housing for homeless trans and queer youth.
Eartha Kitt, civil rights movement, anti apartheid, blacklisted for decades due to anti war statements made to the first lady
And btw, these women fought for their rights with signs, with their voices, with their bodies. They fought for their right to work, to be safe, and to be respected, whether it’s while they’re half naked or at a protest or both. You don’t get to decide what rights are important, and how we fight for them.