Black Feminism?

I had a random thought…

Most black women I’ve ever gotten close to (note: I fit this bill too) are feminists.

Why do I say this? Simple…

A feminist is someone concerned with gender equality. They, to my knowledge, believe women can do the same things as a man.

What’s the average thing I’ve heard others (and heard myself) say?

“I can do anything a man can do!”

“I don’t need a man to tell me what I can and can’t do!”

Coincidence? I think not!

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2 thoughts on “Black Feminism?

  1. The link between feminism and racism is strong, particularly for black American females; black American females have long been the primary wage earners, statistically speaking, for their families, a phenomenon which dates back to the accepted employability of African Americans in post-slavery America. Females were viewed as more employable for servile positions, whereas segregation was strongly implemented regarding male professions. This inequality regarding the employability of black females and black males has undoubtedly and purportedly resulted in a strong gender division in the African American community, being that the divide upset the mainstream understanding as males being providers and women being unpaid caretakers; the idea of being a “real man” or a “real woman” haunts much of gendered perception within the community because of the backlash from implementing these inequalities.
    Honestly? Everyone ought to be a feminist by now.

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