Tag Archives: internalized oppression

February 24

To Slay The Hydra: Colorism, Misogynoir and Grandma

In the volume of items I see online, it has become painfully clear to me that online spaces dominated by my ethnic group are rife with Misogynoir. The refrain of evil, nasty pictures, and comments Black women mostly promulgated by our community is so relentless and constant that I’ve trained myself to let such ignorance […]

November 23

Monsters Next Door: Confronting Sexual Abuse and Internalized Misogyny

On November 18th Medium published an opinion piece on why it is problematic to continue listening to and supporting R & B singer R. Kelly. In “It Is Not Okay to Listen to Accused Serial Rapist R. Kelly”  Nathan Slavik powerfully enunciates the allegations against Kelly, asking the reader to visualize  the ordeal of the […]

September 21

Me Against My Brother

In today’s vlog I discuss my frustrations with the level of negativity directed at my ethnic group when relations within the African Diaspora are addressed on social media:  

Time To Rise: Dark-Skinned Women, Self-Esteem and Media Images

Yesterday the eclectic and controversial MC Azealia Banks took to Twitter and vented her frustrations on Colorism, stating that she feels men hate dark-skinned Black women. Unlike others I will not dismiss her anger and pain outright. For too long the experiences of dark-skinned African-American women have been erased. When we speak of how we […]

Leave The Kids Alone: Black Children and Internalized Oppression

*sigh* It seems that a week doesn’t pass without some toxic, anti-Black foolishness making the rounds on social media. In today’s vlog I address particularly distasteful meme about Blue Ivy Carter:      

Keeping It 100:Calling Out Misogynoir

On social media there’s this moronic meme going around bemoaning the fact that Ray Rice lost his job while the California Highway Patrol officer caught on film assaulting an African-American woman too still has his. Y’all must think I’m some new kind of fool. When the incident with the CHP actually took place none of […]

Unyielding

I wanted to write a post detailing my righteous indignation at a video that has been making the rounds on Facebook. In said video a thirteen-year old girl is accosted by family when she returns home after being missing for three days. Her Uncle whips her with a belt on the street, pulls her hair […]

About Lupita: Reflections On The Backlash

So unless you have been living under a rock you are aware that actress Lupita Nyong’o took home to the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress last Sunday. While Lupita’s ascent has been praised and celebrated there is also a backlash to her success. The level of negativity and shade being heaped upon the actress by […]