Whether it’s Black Capitalism, Black Socialism or even Black Feminism, the commonality of these phrases is the prefix “Black”.
To have the adjective Black used before a phrase or term denotes that it is not “originally” Black. Too many times we fight for having the “First Black” achievement of something that is generally accepted as non-black. Why? Being that the Creator of Civilization is Blackness, it is redundant to say the First Black – when everything original is Black.
There cannot be a black form of feminism, when the origins of feminism had forms of anti-Blackness. It is like taking poison and attempting to repurpose it as a tasty beverage for you and yours.
Feminism was construed for white women who were tired of their white husbands engaging in what it is considered their true nature. Constant disrespect, sexual, physical and emotional abuse, unequal pay and opportunities are the things white women had to withstand from the beginning of their creation. However, from the beginning of time, prior Asiatic (Eurasian) contact, the tribalism, civilization and villages of Afrikan/Black people were under matriarch. Nothing was passed until reviewed and approved by the Black Woman. Inequalities between woman and man was a Eurasian concept, backed up by their “laws” and religions. However, it was not until the introduction of Eurasian modern religions, that the destruction of relationships between Black Men and Black Women began.
When you want to fix an issue, you do not look at its effect, but it’s cause. You go straight to the machine that is producing unacceptable results. However, we have been turned around and conditioned to think backwards. Where we fix the problems they were not created by us, instead of going straight to the source of the issue.
Black feminists and womanists demand respectful and equality, which is fair and true. They demand to be treated equally, but with whom? The Black Man who is treated as lower than dirt? Or the Eurasian Woman who did not allow the Black Woman to take part in suffrage movements and was the key proponent of initiating negative eugenic programs against Black Women’s reproductive health. If not the Black Man and Eurasian Woman they are attempting to be “equal to” then can we say it is the Eurasian Man, who created the backwards condition we are in today, that they attempt to be equal to?
Now, feminism and womanism is not as simple as I have stated above, clearly there are other issues the so-called “black feminists” fight against and fight for, but we must look at the reality of the true nature of each groups.
Neo-feminists who call themselves intersectionist feminists have a bad reputation for bashing men and calling them weak (Check out #MasculinityIsSoFragile on Twitter, or whatever the hashtag was). Though the purpose of that project was to show the world how men’s egos are weak, it in turned showed how the woman’s ego is just as weak. Masculinity and femininity are not equated to men and women. Both men and women have masculine and feminine traits. The issue is trying to balance the two, where in a patriarch/westernized/Eurasian society, it is far more masculine than feminine.
Feminism did not allow Black Women in their circles. Now new aged feminists use the voices of Black Women to push forth their agendas to liberate Eurasian Women. There is even a promotion of being a “strong independent woman, who needs no man”, when in truth, with yin there is yang, with woman there is man. Without the opposite, equilibrium cannot be reached. And yes, Black Women, are extremely strong, resilient, but as the Black Man needs the Black Woman, the Black Woman needs the Black Man.
Black Women out number Black Men in the education system, yet Black Men slightly make more money than Black Women. The following is an employment chart from theatlantic.com
Here we can see, the competition is not Black Woman between Black Men, but whites making a significantly higher amount of money than both Black Men and Black Women.
Some say it is not pay they are asking for, but respect. It is true, due to multigenerational traumas, that the relationship between Black Women and Men are not where it once was. Men calling women bitches, women calling men
n*gg*s. Men using women and leaving, women physically and emotionally avoiding men. Black men need to listen to Black women when they speak about the injustices done to them, by them. Black Men need to not take the abusive of Black Woman lightly and should not wait for it to be their “mother, sister, aunt, friend” for them to care. As Black Women suffer, Black Men have suffered as much, though we do not speak much about the injustices done against Black Men, unless it is a police brutality case. Black Men have been raped, physically, emotionally and spiritually abused, though they may not report it. I have seen times that women have laughed at men reporting such abuses. I am not denying, and will never deny the condition of our people, but we must remember and tackle the source. Black men, though can be abusive, cannot be oppressive, for they have no power/control. Black Women are not consciously out to get the jobs from men and emasculate men, though the programming to do so is severe. There is an underlying cause of our destruction – and it is not gender issues.
Instead of pairing up the creator of your oppression, unify once again with your only friend in suffering, the Black Woman and Black Man. We cannot liberate ourselves, if we continue to fight among ourselves.
Two Men (or Women) in a Burning House Must Not Stop To Argue – Ashanti Proverb