Today has turned into a shitshow and I am .2 seconds away from crying out if stress
in other news, nothing like nervousness to keep you regular
who needs fiber when you have soul-crushing anxiety to get your bowels moving
hey i actually think my math midterm went pretty well
like not ~amazing~ or anything but i’m definitely not worried about failing it, which is a plus
Lupita was recently named the most beautiful by People’s Magazine, and some of their readers expressed their dissatisfaction with this decision in the comment section. One reader even commented that Lupita didn’t deserve this title because she’s 100% black(she finds women unattractive if they’re 100% black). These comments made me think of the brilliant post made by radicalrebellion:
White women (non-black women of color included in this as well) become offended and angry when a black woman (especially a dark skinned black woman like Lupita) is depicted as beautiful and worthy of appreciation because it jeopardizes their position as the epitome of beauty and womanhood. Black women are viewed as the antithesis of White beauty and womanhood, these white women are completely apathetic and silent when dark skinned Black women are portrayed as “ugly” and “unlovable” by the mainstream media because they benefit from this oppression. That’s why you never see white supermodels discussing racism and colorism in the fashion industry. However, these readers wouldn’t complain if it were light skinned black women like Halle Berry, Beyonce, or Rihanna (we all know why, hint: colorism). Anyway, congratulations to the ***flawless Lupita for being named the most beautiful!
I don’t think all of this is true. I’m a white woman and although I agree that the media does oppress black women and we need to see more black representation within beauty and fashion, I actually do think that black women are beautiful and worthy of appreciation, a lot of white women agree with me, and also that Lupita is stunning. I think you are also forgetting that just about every woman is shunned from the epitome of beauty and womanhood within the media, because not even the girl in the magazine looks like the girl in the magazine. So my point is that although I do not know how it feels to be a black women and be under-represented within the media, I am still offended by the racism and I still believe black women are beautiful and deserve that representation, I’m happy for Lupita, although once again I think no woman wins within the media as I, and every woman I know, do not embody the standard set for us.
yeah idk why they would generalize all white women by saying “white women are offended by…” because I know I am not. Lupita is gorgeous and I’m glad she’s on this list because she deserves it. Just don’t lump all white women into one category because that isn’t fair.
What offends me is the fact that just because I’m white I’m automatically put into a category that I must be racist and I must be offended when black women are made out to be beautiful. Guess what, EVERY type of woman is beautiful. Personally, I believe Lupita is absolutely stunning and she 100% deserved this because she’s not only beautiful and flawless on the outside, she has a beautiful heart. So let’s stop generalizing white women and white people in general by assuming we are all racist, because that in itself is quite racist.
all y’all need to shut the unholy fuck up it is embarrassing
kelsey don’t you know that because one or two ~white women~ think Lupita is beautiful that racism is over?
"i’m offended" "let’s stop generalizing" jesus FUCKING christ could these people be more upset that this post isn’t about them and how "not racist" they are.
one of my drawing on my art tumblr got a few notes last night and lo and behold two seconds later someone removed the caption
i put it there for a reason
y do ppl do this -___-