Black Women : #MeToo? Black Women on the Periphery of a Movement

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MeToo? Black Women on the Periphery of a Movement

As a black woman, I cannot bring myself to seek refuge in the monumental arms of the #MeToo Movement. On the contrary, I often find myself feeling contempt and cynicism. But it’s not because I don’t empathize with the women who have come forward with their experiences of sexual victimization. Rather, in part, it is because the ubiquitous social media campaign was hijacked from a black activist named Tarana Burke who created the original Me Too 10 years ago for women of color.



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    Jan 31, 2018 ... As a black woman, I cannot bring myself to seek refuge in the monumental
 

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I agree, Sis. IFE, yet I'm torn over it because, like you indicated, the Me Too concept was begun by a Black woman, and it, literally, got hijacked as a means for, primarily, White women to get their stories out into the public through media. Ten years, Sis. Burke has been in trenches fighting the good fight. There are probably others that have gone through what she experienced and look like her, who are unsung heroines as well.

I'm a woman...I'm a Black woman...I want to acknowledge and support the efforts made by Sis. Burke because she has the heart, courage and compassion to help other women who lack the resources to fight against sexual assault and cease being a victim. And, because she's Black, like me.

As Black women, we aren't viewed the same as other women. We don't own any personal real estate in the form of our bodies so who's going to listen to our stories, hear our cries or think we are worthy of protecting?

I read an article today in a subscription that I have, that made me angry and almost brought me to tears, Sis. IFE. It really made me sit and reflect on our history and experiences It speaks to the Black woman's experience in America. It starts out like this...

I Know Why Black Women Are Wary of Reproductive Activism
I’m burdened with the responsibility of informing the world around me that my body is mine. Historically, it belongs to everyone else.

http://www.yesmagazine.org/peace-ju...Black Women Are Wary of Reproductive Activism
 

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I agree, Sis. IFE, yet I'm torn over it because, like you indicated, the Me Too concept was begun by a Black woman, and it, literally, got hijacked as a means for, primarily, White women to get their stories out into the public through media. Ten years, Sis. Burke has been in trenches fighting the good fight. There are probably others that have gone through what she experienced and look like her, who are unsung heroines as well.

I'm a woman...I'm a Black woman...I want to acknowledge and support the efforts made by Sis. Burke because she has the heart, courage and compassion to help other women who lack the resources to fight against sexual assault and cease being a victim. And, because she's Black, like me.

As Black women, we aren't viewed the same as other women. We don't own any personal real estate in the form of our bodies so who's going to listen to our stories, hear our cries or think we are worthy of protecting?

I read an article today in a subscription that I have, that made me angry and almost brought me to tears, Sis. IFE. It really made me sit and reflect on our history and experiences It speaks to the Black woman's experience in America. It starts out like this...

I Know Why Black Women Are Wary of Reproductive Activism
I’m burdened with the responsibility of informing the world around me that my body is mine. Historically, it belongs to everyone else.

http://www.yesmagazine.org/peace-justice/i-know-why-black-women-are-wary-of-reproductive-activism-20180209?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=YTW_20180209&utm_content=YTW_20180209+CID_9d96fd1561d02d7c779248c197f92ded&utm_source=CM&utm_term=I Know Why Black Women Are Wary of Reproductive Activism

I agree in part. I can’t say Black women don’t own their bodies in 2018.
We do own our bodies. Some Black women may not be conscious to know they own their bodies.

Three Black men protected me when the guy was in my car.
After watching him jump in the drivers seat of my car, they chased him down, caught him.....
 

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But I’m particularly challenged by this framing in the media #metoo.”
she is frustrated with whom the media has picked out as the “leaders” of the #MeToo movement and how that erases not just her work but also its original focus on black and and brown women.
 

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