An idea running rampant throughout feminist communities is that women have fallen victim to “fetishization.” If, like me, you have no idea what the grievance here is supposed to be, maybe this poet can help clear it up for you.
Don’t pat my hair. Don’t touch my skin and call it chocolate or caramel or mocha or ‘body bangin’ like butta’… I am not your experiment. Your diversity quota. Your cultural trophy… Sometimes this skin aches for more. Reassurance that it’s worth something, that every inch is worth more than the spread of these hips or how it lays in a body bag. Fetishes are for the fools who can’t tell the original from the copy. I am neither, for I am, truth.
I lied. She cleared up nothing. Okay, here’s what we know. She’s talking about black women specifically. She’s obviously disgusted. But why? Because of unsolicited sexual attention? No, but good guess. That is a supposed offense due jour to the feminist community. This lass is angry at someone who was in a consensual relationship with her. Because he liked her skin color and culture…
“I am not your experiment. Your diversity quota. Your cultural trophy.” Ah, so if you’re not black, you can’t love black culture. Or be attracted to black women. And if you aren’t racist… you’re still a racist (see BlackLivesMatter Blasts Library For Not Segregating).
Women get sexual attention. Sexually liberated feminists often embrace that attention. Unless it’s the wrong (racist) kind, as deemed by an arbitrary set of rules that is constantly changing.
This is a perfect example of where feminist logic goes catastrophically wrong. Ladies, if you want “reassurance” that you’re worth more than “the spread of these hips”, maybe stop seeking validation from random men? Feminism claims to value individual identity in women… yet the root of most of their ‘issues’ with men (or the phantom patriarchy) stem from women building their worth IN how men see them.
This is why I hate feminism. Normal human beings don’t have identity crises over some idiot who wants to get them in bed because they look “exotic”. By the way, why is it always average looking women who complain about being bombarded with sexual attention (Exhibit A)? I get the feeling this broad doesn’t exactly have to beat the lads off with a stick. Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure her personality is stellar, but when can we expect this kind of slam Poetry from Adriana Lima?
But what do I know? I’m not a black woman. According to #BlackLivesMatter policy, that negates my right to an opinion. But I am a woman, and a redhead at that (this is Kacie, for those who were thinking it was still Crowder). We’re no strangers to fetish. It has zero affect on the lives of solid women. The answer to her problem is so simple; 1) be a stable person and 2) stop surrounding thyself with creeps. But of course, groups like feminists or BLM always seek to put the blame on anyone but themselves.