From our 2001 “Music for B-Boys and the women who love them” indie cd. There were a LOT of things going on at the time. This is one of my favorite songs from that period…. Downloadable mp3 version coming soon….*(might re-release the whole project).
“The ethnocentric idea that the white woman (or man) is the norm- measure of all things- is ethnocentric, and has dominated Western scholarly writings in at least the last two centuries. Consequently, cross-cultural women’s studies have largely focused on finding patriarchy, and deciding what strategy Western feminists can use to liberate women of Africa, Latin America and Asia from its shackles. There have been few genuine scholarly attempts to uncover and analyze the role and importance of gender differences in other societies and cultures. Scholars have simply assumed that if gender is salient in the West, it must be salient in all societies across time and space. […] These feminists’ vantage point, entailed rescuing the exploited, helpless, brutalized, and downtrodden African woman from the savagery of the African male and from a primitive culture symbolized by barbaric customs. In their passionate zeal, it was inconceivable to some white women that there might be any society in the world in which women fare better than they do in the West.The ethnocentrism of some Western feminists ranged from the idea that there is a universal woman who is white (like them), to the imposition of Western concepts and values to interpret the experiences of “other” women.”—Oyeronke Oyewumi (via esprit-follet) (via knowledgeisthewing) (via fuckyeahethnicwomen) (via thesavagesalad) (via bahyungbug) (via jinglebingus) (via ladypieces) (via queerandpresentdanger) (via zorawitch) (via velocicrafter) (via notyourkinddear) (via blkcowrie) (via jloveimages)
“If white America would come face-to-face with white poverty, it would realize that these anti-poverty programs are needed in their communities, too. And we would move beyond a view of poverty as the pathology of a specific racial or ethnic group. Would white people casually accept Newt Gingrich telling them that their children have no work ethic and need to start cleaning school bathrooms?”—Poor White Kids: Are They Invisible? (via robot-heart-politics)