I'm a fat brown cis male queer, humorless feminist, tender queer, late 20's college student. This is a blog about people of color solidarity, queer separatism, body positivity, dismantling the white supremacist capitalist cisheteropatriarchy and general insurrection. This blog is a manifestation of my fat, brown, queer rage.
I also run the body positive blogs fuckyeahchubbyguysofcolor and fatnudes, if you're into that sort of thing.
[gif set: two moving images pulled from missy elliot’s work it music video. in this scene missy elliot is rapping, “girls, girls, get that cash whether it’s nine to five or shaking your ass. ain’t no shame, ladies. do your thang. just make sure you’re ahead of the game.” she is throwing money in the air and in the background are two women dancing.]
When White people miss the racial connotations of this song…….. it just pisses me off. Sorry. It may be petty to you, but to me.. it’s just a minor detail on a very long list of offenses against me as a Black woman.
First, the Black woman’s body is demonized and sexualized… seen as inferior. Especially her butt and hips. Then SirMixALot makes a song denouncing Whiteness and White bodies as a standard for beauty .. it may not be the best way or even a good song, but its something, ya know?
And what do I see in 2013? White people all over the dance floor… singing all the words to the song yet still fucking clueless as far as race relations go… clueless to their own history and ideas about my body that are blasting out of the fucking speakers.
All on tumblr sticking books and balloons in their tights, tryna make their butt look bigger… making lil videos and shit… dancing around in their living rooms in suburbia. They think they’re cute.
It’s just kind of despicable to me.
It’s REAL despicable,
But we be talkin about they ass and on some Black supremacy in our music all the time and they always miss it cause they too busy tryna show how ‘cool’ they are by learnin all the words.
By the way, on the record?
That’s a BLACK woman doing her best white girl voice for the part lipsynced by white girls in the video.