@ariel I'm sorry, but if your feminism isn't intersectional, then you deserve to be called out on it. It is not okay for white women to use the bodies of women of color as stepping stones on the path to equality.
I saw this as not piss take-y enough, so the vid actually came across as perpetuating what is tried to tear down, and quite racist as a result. I don't like all this gear with black ladies shaking their booty in slo mo - with a fully clothed white woman as their crowning glory in the middle, either.
If Allen, or anyone like her in that industry wanted to crate a real critique, they'd come at it as any normal woman in her living room would. No makeup, bad hair, no fancy lighting, no waxing or tanning, fat flying, and just jumping around in her trackies.
I just don't see why a fully dolled-up woman prancing around backup dancers is 'revolutionary' or 'feminist'. If she really was as smart as she says, she would have created something wholly original, fun and new.
And I normally quite like Lily Allen, but I think she is way off the mark here - taste-wise, race-wise, and feminism-wise.
@Ian Young@facebook white dude fails to understand critical analysis and takes it far too superficially and doesn't get any of what the author is saying.
This is such a clear and thoughtful articulation of all the reasons I feel less and less solidarity with mainstream (white) egalitarian feminism.
@Judith Slutler yes yes yes this! OR ALL of them, it could be a round-table discussion!
JIA it would just be the greatest if you could score an interview with Mikki Kendall or Flavia Dzodan or somebody on this subject!
@large__marge I had a friend who was a single mom with a deadbeat ex who worked under the table to avoid paying child support. But coming from a lower- or lower-middle-class rural family, she didn't have the education, skills, or contacts to find a job that made much above minimum wage. She wanted to work, but because she couldn't afford child care she was forced to quit her job and go on welfare. Oh, wait...that can't be right because everyone who is on welfare is lazy and looking for handouts.
"another, larger, group who left the work force at that time — poor mothers who couldn’t afford child care — went without notice."
THEN CAN WE PLEASE TALK ABOUT THESE PEOPLE AND THE INTERSECTIONALITY BETWEEN RACE, CLASS AND GENDER FOR FUCKING ONCE INSTEAD OF YET ANOTHER ARTICLE TELLING US IT'S ALL OUR FAULT
He. calls. it. a. journey. of. self.discovery. (but wants his wife to spend more time on domestic chores, presumably multitasking by finding herself while scrubbing the toilet)
There are no Stay-at-Home Astronauts, Ted.
@klemay "I choose my choice, I CHOOSE MY CHOICE!!"