Black Feminist Backlash I’m Tired of Hearing

28 Feb


Top 5 Things Not to Say to a Black Feminist

“Uh oh, she quoted bell hooks. That’s how you know it’s serious,” said one of my guy friends while reading an article I’d written on Katy Perry’s cultural appropriation for the Ms. magazine blog.

He and another friend were impressed with my stance on appropriation’s way of reinforcing harmful stereotypes, but their response wasn’t the general response.

Of course, that wasn’t the only article I’ve written that’s gotten negative feedback, and I’m not the first writer to ever be told that my work is “a load of bs.” However, as I review the comments on my writing and on the writing of other black feminists on the web, I’ve noticed a pattern of backlash. The disapproving comments usually fall into 5 main responses. And since I’m sick of reading the same old comments on every black feminist/womanist blog or website, I think it’s time to address the backlash. Read more…

Author’s Note: Hey Everyone. This article was originally published on XO Jane (Ya girl got published again!). So you can read the rest of the article there. Hope you enjoy!

Oh, and heads up! A Womyn’s Worth got a Facebook page (I know—long overdue).  So like it on Facebook, share it with your friends, and enjoy.

P.S. This article is part of the Top Posts. Check out the Best of A Womyn’s Worth.

2 Responses to “Black Feminist Backlash I’m Tired of Hearing”

  1. NeoshaGEE January 24, 2015 at 12:35 PM #

    Yasssssss to this article!!! Super legit! Found you via Brown Girl Bloggers chat!



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