Listen to Wednesday’s Feminisms Roundtable: Women of Color in Solidarity 01/29 by At the Edge An Afrofuturist Salon | Women Podcasts

Feminisms Roundtable: Women of Color in Solidarity 01/29 by At the Edge An Afrofuturist Salon | Women Podcasts.

Great show, lots of ideas for more discussion roundtables! Feel free to leave a review and feedback here!

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2 thoughts on “Listen to Wednesday’s Feminisms Roundtable: Women of Color in Solidarity 01/29 by At the Edge An Afrofuturist Salon | Women Podcasts

  1. I enjoyed listening to this discussion, however, I did not hear a clear sign of “what’s next” in the conversation. One participant said that through reaching out, education and networking are a few ways to continue the movement and the conversation. In my opinion, from my limited readings so far, and listening to the conversation that has already been happening for a few decades. I think one thing that needs to happen is utilizing social media to help define terms such as #solidarity or #feminism. I pulled out a Webster’s dictionary to define feminism and it states, “the advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men.” While there has been advances in each of those fields we know that this society is still sadly patriarchal.

    I also believe that women should try to cross the race lines with their white counterparts and engage in this type of discussion. Such as blacks experienced in the Civil Rights movement when white people supported and joined that cause. Someone said that feminism is an individual experience so why not include other women, despite their upbringing or race?

    On the conversation about Beyonce and if she is a feminist, I disagree with I think it was Scottie who said that she is conforming to men’s lust. I don’t think Beyonce is conforming to anything she is simply singing, performing and making a lot of money. I also don’t see a problem with her wearing the type of clothes, hairstyles, etc that she wants to wear. How can you take the lady out of being a woman? Is Beyonce to dress in a nun’s robe to be a feminist and be non-conforming? This goes back to feminism being an individual experience. I also don’t like the cheap shot mentioned that Beyonce is “denying her blackness.” That is a completely different discussion in which we have to define what is “blackness”?

    How does one express and articulate feminism yet also be provocative was a question raised. I think that again is an individual experience.

    The sex workers discussion was really good I personally would like to hear more about that industry and the unfortunate mistreatment of women of color. Sex sells and I know a few men who have gone that route in order to survive and make some type of living. Ideally I’m sure it is not their preferred profession, male or female but as said this reflects society as a whole.

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