Why this bitch is losing my voice…
Posted by: Shark-Fu
A bitch is beyond excited to be guest posting here in the land of The Angry Black Woman…even though it will do nothing to dispel those rumors that we are the same angry black person (wink).
The other night I caught the Super Tuesday primary coverage. Thanks to the blessing of TiVo, I was able to move from channel to channel…shit, even PBS got in on the action!
After around three hours my girlfriend called up to rant.
GF… “Why the hell do these assholes always talk about women voters separate from Hispanic voters? Shit, now I know what you’ve been bitching about. It’s like I’m fucking invisible! No wonder government fails to address my concerns – they never register on a poll!”
The woman is brilliant.
See, I’ve been bitching for years about the invisibility of women of color in political analysis because it leads to an invisibility of women of color in the political process and that leads to the invisibility of women of color in the development of political policy.
There’s a reason behind the rants and a purpose to my challenge.
Just imagine how much better we’d understand the issues important to women if women of color were included in the analysis of “the women vote” rather than lumped into the 18 – 70+ broad as hell and insultingly generic “Black vote” or “Hispanic vote”.
But that’d be too much like right.
So instead, thousands upon thousands of women of color listened to the reigning political talking heads pontificate about women voters, Black voters and Hispanic voters all the while screaming at the television set…
“Hey asshole, “women” ain’t one size fits all!”
…and that explains why this bitch is losing my voice.
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