me and naia had deep black girl talks about how white feminists interpret black female empowerment and she brought up all the back lash against beyonce’s “girls” song and it really just hit me why white women have such a hard time being empowered and recognizing that song as a feminist anthem.
really it’s because it’s not for them. the language that beyonce and black women like nicki minaj use to empower each other and lift one another up is not their language. they really don’t recognize it and can’t respect it because it isn’t in their tongue. when you hear a line like “i think i need a barber, none of these hos can fade me” that’s steeped in black culture and black language and black affirmations. it goes over their head. and what do people do with shit they can’t understand and what do white people do with shit they can’t relate to and aren’t invited to partake in? they criticize it. they find the biggest rock to throw and i really think that’s the biggest issue white feminists have with our black girl heroes like beyonce and nicki minaj.
they just don’t fucking get it and they feel excluded from these powerful anthems of black femaleness and the bitches are just mad about it.