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On oppression and hip hop and you know, 2020

 

 

 

Oppressors always expect the oppressed to extend to them the understanding so lacking in themselves.

Had not read this piece before on Black feminism by Audre Lorde in 1979, where she discussed how Black women are not responsible for giving Black men an exit out of the patriarchal privilege which they weaponize against Black women instead of uniting against common threats.

Read it here: https://blogs.baruch.cuny.edu/ethnicliterature/files/2017/01/Sexism-An-American-Disease-in-Blackface.pdf

Got here from this excellent piece on Noname calling out black rap/hip hop artists’ misogynoir.

DJBooth “It’s Time to go to Work”

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RameyLady

I write. I design. I cook. I read. I make music. I talk to people -- all kinds of people.

I used to teach and hopefully will do so again someday.

My dream job would be a cross between barrista and consultant, with a large helping of international travel and bohemian wandering through concerts, museums, galleries, and open spaces.

Somewhere back in time, my students started calling me "RameyLady" and the name stuck. I like it. There's a Ramey-man too. He's a much better writer but he seems to be too humble to share it with the world....at least, not yet.

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