This is one of the prime directives of systems of privilege; you are never supposed to make the dominant group feel uncomfortable in relation to their dominance. So for white people, just calling attention to the fact that they are white can violate the prime directive. You’re not supposed to do that, it’s supposed to be invisible.
Are we a lost generation of our people?
Add us to equations but they’ll never make us equal
She who writes the movie owns the script and the sequel
So why ain’t the stealing of my rights made illegal?
They keep us underground working hard for the greedy
But when it’s time pay they turn around and call us needy
My crown too heavy like the Queen Nefertiti
Gimme back my pyramid, I’m trying to free Kansas City
Mixing masterminds like your name Bernie Grundman
Well I’mma keep leading like a young Harriet Tubman
You can take my wings but I’m still gonna fly
But trying to mold feminism into an identity that anyone can claim, no matter what they believe about women’s rights, is a mistake. Whereas feminism used to be an active belief system that challenged patriarchy, it is now (at least in the public imagination) “anything a woman chooses to do”—even if those actions directly contradict feminist values.
Olbermann talks about the ways in which the level of basic human respect for women in sports is consistently being eroded in the media.
CONTENT WARNING: Security camera footage of violence against women.
walk, walk fashion baby
look at that toosh