And then she BLOCKED ME

So Rosie O’Donnell Blocked me.bye bitch

Its official – I have lost my you are blocked on twitter virginity.

I had blocked before. It was scary and tremendous. I had tweeted something about a women’s right to reproductive education, freedom and choice and someone found that objectionable.

Let’s be clear I was NOT advocating for mandatory trans vaginal ultrasounds… so I didn’t understand the vitriol that came spewing at me. I was ready to go word for word, insult for insult and I thought – I don’t give a fuck. And I blocked them.

A rite of passage.

So I was surprised that Rosie O’Donnell blocked me as I hadn’t done any of the thing that were done to me.

Boom –rosie blocked me I was no longer a blocked on twitter virgin.

Yes, I disagreed with her and believe that like a great many white feminist, she believes that she can tell feminist of color how to think and what to say…

I tweeted that I stood with Lauren Chief Elk and other feminist of color demanding the inclusion of all women in feminist thought, discussion and representation.

[an overview of the controversy can be found

(http://www.dailydot.com/politics/rosie-odonnell-eve-ensler-twitter/ Rosie O’Donnell lashes out at feminists over ‘The Vagina Monologues’)

(https://storify.com/MikkiKendall/eve-ensler-congostigmata-and-how-to-fail-at-everyt?utm_medium=sfy.co-twitter&utm_campaign=&utm_source=t.co&awesm=sfy.co_bWR4&utm_content=storify-pingback   Eve Ensler #CongoStigmata & How To Fail At Everything )

(http://www.kiskeacity.com/2013/05/open-letter-to-eve-ensler-lesson-for.html?m=1  Open Letter to Eve Ensler: A Lesson for Haitians )

( https://modelviewculture.com/pieces/there-is-no-we-v-day-indigenous-women-and-the-myth-of-shared-gender-oppression There is No “We”: V-Day, Indigenous Women and the Myth of Shared Gender Oppression )]

For me, the white privilege evoked by some feminists is as oppressive as the power and authority that Mistress Ford and Mistress Epps lauded over Eliza and Patsy in 12Years a Slave.patsey pinky tea

And don’t get it twisted, it is not just feminist who suffer from white privilege. all the privilege unchecked

The white American outrage to the lack of a “white savoir” element in SELMA exemplifies how intoxicating and deluded privilege is.

‘How dare you not acknowledge how I freed, saved, helped you!’

“You want me to be thankful that you freed, saved, helped me escape, survive the racists, inhumane, obscene system which you created, used to enslave, capture, destroy me in the first place”  Really?!?

white womens tears collection

Shut The Fuck Up and Sit The Fuck Down!

“sounds the fuck is still open. the fuck should be shut. Shut the fuck up or I’ll shut it for you!”

“You don’t stick a knife in a man’s back nine inches and then pull it out six inches and say you’re making progress … No matter how much respect, no matter how much recognition, whites show towards me, as far as I am concerned, as long as it is not shown to everyone of our people in this country, it doesn’t exist for me.” ― Malcolm X.

malcolm_x freedom cant wait

Years ago I was the only Black student, Black person, black woman in a Women’s Studies Course At Southern Methodist University.

I listened as my professor shared the perspective of the black woman on feminism… and there were several points with which I took exception. At the appropriate time I brought these matters to the professor’s attention during the class discussion.smu

I was rebuffed, reprimanded and corrected.

I felt a quiet rage rise in me that would become more than familiar over the years…

“Well, forgive me. You, professor, clearly know more about being a Black woman in America, about being a Black feminist, than I do or could ever. I defer to your experience.”

The class fell quiet and my professor turned red and stuttered.   I felt good. I felt a long line of Uppity Negresses  and Niggras, from whom I am a descendant,  support me. It was Good for me.

Dee at SMU

So Rosie BLOCKED me.

I hope it was good for her, Because it was really GOOD for ME

Author: pdeedixon

Woman. Mother. Lawyer. Black. RaceWoman. Womanist. Feminist. LBGTQQPIA ally. divorced

7 thoughts on “And then she BLOCKED ME”

  1. My thoughts.

    Oh my.

    I’m not a feminist activist. And my politics are wieeird and all over the place as you see. I see myself 20 years ago whitesplaining something to a black acquaintance who just rolled her eyes at me. She rightfully dismissed me and blew me off. Clearly I was being dumb and ignorant. I strived to do better and learn better.

    I agree with you. I think white feminists need to shut up, stop embarrassing themselves over stuff they don’t get. We have places we intersect in terms of experience, and they may give us some common ground, but it’s not a whole piece. We white folks, women, feminists need to shut the heck up and listen to you and other activists of color and to quit diminishing the value your experiences through false equivilancies, ignorance of black history, ignorance of cultural colonization and all of that.

    I think why we deflect is because as just folks living in the world, we don’t want to be seen as part of the “bad guys group.” I’m sure we don’t want to be oppressors or to feed into that system. I think we want to do good in the world. But I also think we havent completely gotten to the point of being able to ruthlessly examine and deconstruct our privilege and see it for what it is and is not. Some of us are working on it, but there’s some way to go.

    O’Donnell hit a wall. She can’t look past her own agenda(s), so of course she blocked you. She hasn’t become willing to shut up and listen.

    1. I agree with you. I have been called out by others for not seeing their perspective. The truth is as humans we can see everything. But it’s hard to be wrong. Our concept of wrong is part of the problem. It’s not a binary universe.

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