— Julia Kristeva, Black Sun: Depression and Melancholia (1992)
it’s grip is inhuman but you swear you’ve seen those hands before…
"To those who feel a slight sagging of momentum behind #GamerGate: you are right. And, that’s great news! Let me explain why. This isn’t a little skirmish. This is a culture war. You didn’t ask for it, but you’ve got it, and it’s here to stay. It will be waged over decades, not months."
Milo Yiannopoulos and Adam Baldwin still talking about
#Ferguson, #HongKong, #CorporationsPoisoningUsWithSugar, #TheGovernmentWarOnWomensBodies, #InstitutionalizedRacism, #SexTraffickingIsABillionDollarIndustryInAmerica, #NorthKoreanDeathCamps#GamerGate.
When I say ‘I’ve never seen Dirty Dancing, any Aflred Hitchcock movie, any Star Wars film, the Die Hard series, the Terminator movies, that dancing one Kevin Beacon is famous for, Top Gun, a James Bond movie, etc,’ you should see the look on people’s faces. Black people who have immersed themselves in dominant culture kinda give me a ‘really?’ look, but white people are simply flabbergasted. They’re confused, lost, sometimes offended. But then if I ask them ‘well, have you seen Coming To America, Crooklyn, Lean On Me, Raisin In The Sun, Do The Right Thing, School Daze, Harlem Nights, Women of Brewster Place, The Color Purple, etc,’ those same white people seem taken back that they would have been expected to see those films/play.
It’s like this entitlement to have your cultural phenomena known and appreciated when you clearly refuse to even acknowledge the contributions of others.
Not only do people of color tend to be intimately familiar with the cultural tastes of white people while having our cultural contributions ignored when not being appropriated, we’re expected to…and that’s where I have a problem."
This!!!! This…is so important. I am tired of White supremacy being the standard by which what aspects of popular culture are determined to be valuable or not. And truly sick of Black culture being simultaneously hyper-consumed for appropriation, but erased through devaluation.
i know so many white people who have seen NO black films, but let me tell them how i feel about Grease…
Lol I’ve never seen a Star Wars film and I don’t really ever intend to
oh my god i just remembered this story someone told me which is that they had a book of hegel essays and in one of his really minor (bad) essays on sexuality and nature or something hegel wrote like “it is clear that the clitoris is not active and does not produce sensations” and someone had written in the margins of the book “Poor Mrs. Hegel”