!! thanks a lot, pal!
lol whoops tumblr mobile won’t let me edit but “journal” bc you can take the girl out of livejournal but you can’t take the livejournal out of the girl
omg anon i don’t even use this journal anymore but i got the email notification about ur message and i just wanted to let you know that i AM cute and my wonderful even cuter friends think i’m great and that if you weren’t such a dick you’d be a cutie with wonderful friends too. :* bye
once i wrote this post & someone was like, you should turn that into an actual essay, and then i did, and then my longtime internet pals had this blog that they started together and they let me post there and i’m pretty proud!
like the thing about white feminists being in an uproar over beyonce saying “bow down, bitches” isn’t just that they’re just mad she’s saying “bitch.” the implications are so much bigger than that. bow down/i been on imagines a world where black women are MORE POWERFUL than white women. where blackness is something to desire for oneself. “i know when you were little girls/you dreamt of being in my world” is such a poignant reversal of the position of whiteness in black girlhood. y’all know that doll study, right, where most black children would rather play with a white doll than a black doll? where they considered the white doll “good” and the black doll “bad”? where most black children used significantly lighter colors to draw their skin in self-portraits? we live in a world where black children are getting messages that they should aspire to be white, so beyonce taking that and saying, no, you know what, you should want to be me is a fucking powerful thing. let’s be honest, white feminists aren’t mad because beyonce is using the word bitch, or because she’s apparently ruining their little dream worlds where all women have each other’s backs. they’re mad because “bow down, bitches” means beyonce is saying, it’s time to step down and let women of color run the show for once. it means flipping the hierarchy of power so that black women are on top. it means making whiteness lesser than. apparently, that’s anti-feminist.
i have no idea who this is but you called me brittney so i assume it is a real life person anyway RIGHT IS IT NOT THE CUTEST? i mean i guess i’m supposed to say thank you for the compliment but i’m just as excited about it as anyone else so
lol at people who make a point of not being interested in fashion because it’s “superficial” as if that doesn’t make them as invested in curating a specific, constructed image as the rest of us