OK, I’m going to blog it soon but, honestly, do I really even need to write this???? Do I need, here in the Twenty-First Century, to explain that when a white man shows up spewing bullets and talking about how the “others,” aka African Americans, want to rape “our” women and take over “our country,” Patriarchy is at work? Women are objectified? Women and the landbase are both “owned” and trespasses upon either are “rapes” that cannot be allowed — well, at least not when committed by the “others”?
Do I still have to do this? Aggression is almost always justified by the trumped-up notion that the aggressor is “protecting” “his” women. We’re really tired of being your lame excuse.
I’ll write this post, simply because I live in a culture that, apparently, still requires it. But I sure did think we’d be done with this bullshit by now.
Dudes, get over it. There’s no such thing as “your” women. You cannot own the land and you cannot lay claim to the bodies of women.
We are not your landscape. We do not provide the justification for your hatred, your murder, your exploitation.
I am just saying. And I’ll keep saying it until it’s no longer necessary, but that doesn’t mean that this bullshit isn’t getting really, really, really old.