Let’s take back our tags! Meaning post yourself being yourself, without any exotifying pretense and tag the hell out of your post. (I originally said Wednesday, Feb 22nd but fuck it, let’s start now!)
I got really upset/annoyed/raging when I opened the Latina tag for the 10th time only to find exotified/fetishizing images of naked Latinas posted by white men.
Now nudity is great, so is sexuality, but when nudity and sexuality 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 this is possible.
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.
i love this idea, and like the op, i’ve seen this start to happen with lots of the tags #indian and #headdress (which is, surprise surprise, almost always white kids reblogging skinny white girls in native headdresses)…
reblogs, tumblr posts, catty twitter insults only do so much. let PORK magazine know what you think: