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Fri May 17, 2019, 08:34 PM

Don't read my screed because it may offend you

if you are going to support males over females. For 400 years white southern males had freedom to rape women and sexually abuse and rape both male and female children of African American slaves. After the Civil War, those men never got over the loss of their sexual freedom. "The South will rise again" bullshit is so much about the white privilege of sexual assault. This narrative is alive today with the restrictive laws against abortion. Men want control over women including rape victims. Every Black American who is decedent from slaves, with European blood in their DNA, can basically see that one of their female ancestors was raped by a white man. Why is this not part of the discussion when it comes to all these white Southern men voting to restrict women from the rights to their own bodies? There is a fresh history here. Roy Moore, anyone?

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Reply Don't read my screed because it may offend you (Original post)
Miigwech May 2019 OP
fierywoman May 2019 #1
EffieBlack May 2019 #3
Miigwech May 2019 #4
EffieBlack May 2019 #7
malaise May 2019 #9
EffieBlack May 2019 #2
Miigwech May 2019 #5
EffieBlack May 2019 #6
Haggis for Breakfast May 2019 #8
paleotn May 2019 #16
ancianita May 2019 #10
JudyM May 2019 #11
lunatica May 2019 #12
rusty quoin May 2019 #19
mountain grammy May 2019 #13
Miigwech May 2019 #14
mia May 2019 #15
UTUSN May 2019 #17
sandensea May 2019 #18
world wide wally May 2019 #20

Response to Miigwech (Original post)

Fri May 17, 2019, 08:37 PM

1. I just flashed on the scene in Gone With The Wind where Rhett drags off

Scarlett and then the next scene she wakes up with a big smile on her face -- isn't this the same propaganda that you're talking about?

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Response to fierywoman (Reply #1)

Fri May 17, 2019, 08:43 PM

3. I don't think so

In edit - I stand corrected

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Response to fierywoman (Reply #1)

Fri May 17, 2019, 08:44 PM

4. Yes! Great point.

We as a country have never addressed this deep shame of sexual abuse and assault on women and children of color. I suppose since Black American women were released from slavery all those "Southern gentleman" turned their cravings on white women and children as well. Southern Shame!

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Response to Miigwech (Reply #4)

Fri May 17, 2019, 08:52 PM

7. The end of slavery didn't end the sexual abuse of black women by white men

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Response to EffieBlack (Reply #7)

Fri May 17, 2019, 09:14 PM

9. Ask the household help and their children

across the Caribbean

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Response to Miigwech (Original post)

Fri May 17, 2019, 08:42 PM

2. Hear hear

Excellent.

And let's not forget the complicity of many white women who looked the other way when their husbands raped their slaves and then aligned with their husbands to help subjugate and abuse these same black women.

And post-slavery, many white women continued to participate in the degradation of black women who knew that it would only take one negative word to force then back into unemployment and, more terrifyingly, one pointed dainty white finger and "it was him that did it" to send their men to hang mutilated from the town square oak tree

But we're not supposed to talk about that, are we?

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Response to EffieBlack (Reply #2)

Fri May 17, 2019, 08:45 PM

5. So true. Maybe the white women were happy that their men

left them alone.

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Response to Miigwech (Reply #5)

Fri May 17, 2019, 08:49 PM

6. No doubt.

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Response to Miigwech (Original post)

Fri May 17, 2019, 09:12 PM

8. Alabama has just told women

that rapists have more rights than they do.

I just do NOT understand this.

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #8)

Fri May 17, 2019, 10:16 PM

16. Power and control...

This isn't about religion specifically, although that's a convenient cover. It's not about fetuses. It's about white men controlling the bodies of women. There is a segment of our population that is not reactionary. They are ultra reactionary. They are the Rethuglican party. They are the white nationalists. They are most of the viewers of Fox News. And they will not be happy until they drag our country back to a time when white men could own women, indiscriminately kill Native Americans and keep black people like livestock. I'm not kidding. They really want to go back there. It was the time of ultimate white male privilege.

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Response to Miigwech (Original post)

Fri May 17, 2019, 09:17 PM

10. It's not screed when it's true. Male sexuality is something men should listen to women about.

Sexual control is what dick dominance is pretty much all about.

No personal responsibility. Just some flesh to poke.

Just some relief.

A lot of religion, politics and social propaganda have been enforced just to justify solving this one stupid bodily "problem."

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Response to ancianita (Reply #10)

Fri May 17, 2019, 09:27 PM

11. Truth.

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Response to Miigwech (Original post)

Fri May 17, 2019, 09:36 PM

12. Rape is the ultimate expression of control

Period. It is based on hatred, anger, self indulgence and the need to feel superior.

Evidently a lot of people are just fine with it.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #12)

Fri May 17, 2019, 11:20 PM

19. Yes...in War and everything else. Especially in War.

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Response to Miigwech (Original post)

Fri May 17, 2019, 10:01 PM

13. It's extremely offensive because it's 100% true

American history is offensive. America is offensive. Look what’s president

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #13)

Fri May 17, 2019, 10:05 PM

14. Thanks.

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Response to Miigwech (Original post)

Fri May 17, 2019, 10:11 PM

15. Despite your warning, I read your post.

I'm descended from 18th century Maryland tobacco farmers who had slaves. I married a man who turned out to be the most racist man I have ever known. My only value to him was how I could be of service to his needs. We are divorced now, but I know that racism and misogyny are passed down through the generations.

I'm truly sorry for the injustices you have suffered in the past and continue to endure in the present.

Please tell me what I can do to make amends.

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Response to Miigwech (Original post)

Fri May 17, 2019, 10:21 PM

17. What I'm offended about is the descriptive truth.

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Response to Miigwech (Original post)

Fri May 17, 2019, 10:43 PM

18. It's probably THE tell-tale sign of all backward societies.

You can practically gauge a country's level of socio-economic development, by the power its women have over their bodies and lives in general.

Had The CSA succeeded in seceding (and, thanks to European royalty, they nearly did), the CSA would no doubt be another Mexico - and probably worse.

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Response to Miigwech (Original post)

Fri May 17, 2019, 11:34 PM

20. I have an idea...

Let's make America great for the FIRST time

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