i’m referring to this.
if it really is about rape culture. like, if you really want to make the comparison. if you’re *really* invested in analyzing systemic dynamics, i.e. understanding exactly HOW white supremacy/kyriarchy are articulated in these interlocking ways so that racism is implicated in rape culture and vice versa? if you’re *really* concerned with the lives of black people and of people violently impacted by rape culture?
then why the fuck wouldn’t you start here [trigger warning: lynching, racism], instead of a (obviously implied) white girl in a skirt? why wouldn’t you talk about all the black men who were strung up and had their genitals cut off by the fathers, brothers, sons, and lovers of those white girls in skirts? MOSTLY because they were accused of raping those white girls in skirts. all while the rape of black women by those same white men (again, YOUR fathers, brothers, sons, lover, and at this point grandfathers) went generally ignored and unprosecuted? if it’s not about capitalizing off of yet another spectacular black death so that more light gets thrown towards your pet cause, why do you have to talk about anything OTHER than how rape culture functions not to shame white women in various pieces of clothing, but to kill black people.
if you’re *really* talking about rape culture. you’d talk about how white women killed emmitt till. you’d think about exactly WHO george zimmerman saw himself protecting when he called 911 on a nine year old boy. you’d use that new feminist media consulting firm yeah!1!! to amplify the blogs of POC and WOC who have been speaking for YEARS about the things you’re just getting to 5 weeks after the gotdamn fact. AFTER it became a trending topic on twitter. you so ain’t slick.
but that’s only if you’re, like, actually interested in women’s lives. and not trying to score cool points or make money off of black trauma and death.