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Chimamamda Ngozi Adiche, We Should All Be Feminists

Ever so appropriate reminder…and what is more disheartening is WOMEN reinforce this BULLSHIT.

Being a woman doesn’t mean you’re a feminist. Men aren’t the only ones invested in patriarchy.

Truth. Sad truth

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Always reblog.

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In interviews, Dr. Angelou used the term “prostitute” to refer to her previous employment without rancor or shame. She spoke candidly to her family about it. She told her mother, brother, and son she would redact the information from the book, but only if they were uncomfortable with it. She had no issue whatsoever with speaking her truth. So why do we not know about it, save for hushed whispers and the occasional salacious reference in reports about and interviews of her? What’s so wrong with our beloved and lovely Maya Angelou having been a sex worker and brothel manager?

Respectability politics no doubt play a role in the erasure of her history as a sex worker. With a wide brush, details on it have been painted over by those who won’t acknowledge such a thing, brushing past it to talk about her awards and accolades. But she had no problem stating plainly: “There are many ways to prostitute one’s self.”

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