Women of Color—Let’s take back our tags!
Let’s pick a day (arbitrarily going to say Wednesday, February 22nd) and take back our tags! Meaning post yourself being yourself, without any exotifying pretense.
I got really upset/annoyed/raging when I opened the Latina tag for the 10th time only to find exotified images of naked Latinas posted by white men.
Now nudity is great, so is sexuality, but when nudity and sexuality as appear as the main representation in these tags and in life and this is not in the control of those represented, then it’s all fuckery. This is an issue of racism, colonialism, sexism, patriarchy, class, stereotypes, and generally fuckheadery!
I’m sure most if not all ethnic groups/cultures, that we as women of color represent, are inundated with images that do not reflect who we really are, or at least play into stereotypes, myths, sexist, and colonial imagery.
We saw effective tag take overs with the Native American and Indian tags in the past few months.
So reblog this with your thoughts and if you’re in!
At the very least there is never enough visibility of WOC and maybe for a day this will be different.