Monday, November 24, 2014

Hashtags

[TRIGGER WARNING: RAPE CULTURE]

Twitter was busy this weekend. Two important hashtags exploded all over my feed on Saturday alone. The first was #SolidarityIsForRapists, which I believe is a play on #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen. Based on tweets I saw, I'm fairly certain it was started by women of color, likely black feminists/womanists. It would be real fucked up otherwise, if white feminists hijacked that. But I saw a lot of women of color using #SolidarityIsForRapists. So. I hope.

Anyway. It's about the Bill Cosby thing (the thing about how he's a fucking rapist, no there is no question about it) and how eeeeeeeeeeeverybody has to jump to every male celebrity's defense when he's accused of sexual assault no matter how many women have accused him and no matter how fucking ridiculous it is to think that any women would risk her mental health, physical health, life, etc. to falsely accuse someone. Every time. No sympathy for the woman who said she was raped. All the sympathy for the pooooooooooor rich famous guy (or regular guy, any guy really) and his fucking reputation, which by the way probably won't be damaged at all even if he's convicted if fucking Mike Tyson is any indication.

I could rant about this all day, I really could. So be grateful that I'm stopping here.

The tweets are great. Here's a sampling.











I love Twitter sometimes, even if I'm not so good at it.

At the same time, black Twitter came up with #RacistFeministCourses. It's a compilation of fake feminist college courses making fun of mainstream white feminism. There are so many good ones.


Oh my god that last one. Damn.

Thank god for black women on Twitter. Just make sure you don't credit me for this stuff. If you like what you see here, you'd better follow some of the women who actually tweeted it. I didn't tweet shit, because I have a hard time being clever in such a short space. I rant.

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