A black woman helped get America to the moon! Feminism can suck it!
By N.B. Yomi
August 19, 2016 12:44pm CST
The title speaks for itself. Feminism can suck it... Sorry, I've become rather critical of first world feminism as of late, with their lack of celebrating female accomplishments. Especially those that were achieved by women of color. Though I'm no fool, as I'm aware feminism was established by white women, so would mostly focus on the wants and needs of white women. Generally speaking anyway... But you'd think they'd be focused on educating young girls on what women have accomplished over the years instead of teaching them how to take for their own selfish gains. See the thing is, I found out about how a black woman named Katherine Johnson had a hand in the Moon Landing in the 60s and even my parents, who were kids(well my dad was a kid and my mom was in her early teens) at that time weren't aware of this fact. I just learned about this tidbit of information today when my dad showed me a trailer for an upcoming film called "Hidden Figures," with Taraji P. Henson(Y'know, Cookie Lyon from the Fox series Empire for those who've seen that show) will be playing Katherine Johnson. Man, the crap they don't teach in school... Honestly I hope this film does well, and gives young black girls hope for a bright future. But if I do come off as agitated, it's because I am, because this was important. And in a day and age where we're supposed all be seen as "equals," I think my kin has the right to know this stuff, especially since we made a big deal about Obama getting in office, twice. But it's roughly been nine to ten years since I looked up African American history and learned of the inventors, contributions to music, and various other things. Meaning my assessment that I acquired from back then holds true today:"A lot of the real nitty-gritty about this world, you've gotta learn on your own." Same goes for these young third wave feminists, but given what I've seen, they don't have the sense instilled within them to learn what women of all shades of color have accomplished and are accomplishing. It's a shame really...
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• Dallas, Texas
19 Aug 16
@teamfreak16 I guess you can send the comment to me in a PM then... Statements like yours get me riled up because of my aversion to political correctness, and I tend to think to myself:"Oh just say it!' But in this case, just tell me in a PM. I don't want you to risk getting reported. :p
• Dallas, Texas
20 Aug 16
@Mike197602 I'd sit here and say:"Yeah, but I'm a black ude on the recieving end of this crap," but that's really no better than the white folks who constanrtly have to hold their tongues and watch whatnthey say. Seriously how do you people live with that? Maybe ten years ago, I would not have minded it, because I was drinking society's b.s. kool-aid, but dang it, I'm ten years older, and more cynical, and I just wish people were allowed to be more honest! Dx
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 Aug 16
Bear with me, I'm not racist by any means, but I would really like to see an end to all this your color my color thing. We are all women, we are all equal. We are all the same under the skin. I bleed red the same as every other person on this planet. It is a shame that people are overlooked and I agree that this person should have been part of the history I learned. I was a teenager when Neil Armstrong touched his foot on the moon. It was a great landmark in history. There is so much overlooked from all areas of history.
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• Dallas, Texas
22 Aug 16
@just4himI failed to catch any hint of racism in anything you just typed. Unless I missed something and having good sense and being open-minded is an act of racism. Oh that's right I forgot, as according to some of those chowderheads on tumblr how decry "social justice," it is. xD(It's a long story...) Plus you're a year younger than my mom, and for a white woman your age to want an end to this senseles self-imposed segregation is enough to rattle my cage. Simply because if elderly folks like you and BernieZ get it, then why oh why don't these other dunderheads of your generation get it? Or at least, I would be asking that, if I didn't understand that they're set in their ways, and as a result the evolved world around them is a scary place. Hence why addressing women by their gender and minorities by their ethnicity, and the LGBTs by their label and using politically correct "soft language," is the only way they can coexist with us, cuz it's all they know. And you're not wrong about so much being overlooked about history, I mean you probably remember the time Rock N' Roll was called "Race Music" before Elvis, Beatles, and Rolling Stones made it accessible to white folks. And I'd dare not go down the list of inventions and improvements to certain technology by black folks that aren't mentioned... Heck, you don't want me to mention that crap women have done in your lifetime are prior that probably aren't mentioned. But as a member of my mother's generation thank you for confirming how this went unnoticed throughout America. I honestly don't know what else to feel except utter shock.