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The Crunk Feminist Collective: On Ashley Judd and the Politics of Citation

The Crunk Feminist Collective: On Ashley Judd and the Politics of Citation:


by Crunk Feminist extraordinaire, moyazb!

There are lots of responses that you can check out but I want to say something about the folks who defend Judd’s words with “Well, She has a point.”

Black women have been talking about (and back to) misogyny in hip-hop since it’s inception. Y’all remember Roxanne Shanté right?

It’s frustrating when all the work that black women have done to speak back to music that has particular, real world consequences in our lives is ommitted and unacknowledged. We’ve also done this talking back with an analysis of the systemic forces that make black men/rap music the scape goats for societal oppression of women. I know it’s a personal narrative, but can some hip-hop feminist foremothers get a shout out?

Let’s all go read and comment and learn more about The  Ten Crunk Commandments for Re-Invigorating Hip Hop Feminist Studies!

Also this:

I am a big fan of holding rappers accountable for their misogyny. Trust. But I also want to push for white folks to hold each other accountable for the ways in which they perpetuate systems of oppression in culture writ large. I’m interested to read the whole book to see how she understands white culture’s impact on the way she experienced violence. She mentions the soundtrack but what about the movie itself?


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2 thoughts on “The Crunk Feminist Collective: On Ashley Judd and the Politics of Citation”

  1. Qalil Little says:

    A-ya-ya! I didn’t get her point either and why it was suddenly the BIG news. I’m glad someone said it. It is easy to point at the rappers and hip hop artists but they need to check those three fingers pointing back at them!

  2. Maureen O'Danu says:

    Okay, this white chick is *not* standing in solidarity with Ms. Judd. There is plenty of misogyny all over the ‘white’ music world, especially hard rock, and rap certainly has no monopoly.

    This is a bad case of the mote in one’s own eye being ignored. But I guess that’s the nature of unexamined privilege.

    (p.s. some of us white folk have been noticing and appreciating the work of black feminists/womanists for years. Thank you.)

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