Why is it worse for white women to objectify moc than it is for moc to objectifie white women.
this question is referring to this other answer one of the other mods have answered a while back
This answer can be tricky. Men of color have male privilege over white women. For example, when a black guy says “i dont date black girls because theyre ghetto and demanding, i like white women better,” is usually because he does not want to deal with a woman who doesn’t take any of his bullshit, and thinks white women are pushovers. Not only is that sexist to both parties, but also racist towards black women. Seeing white women as trophies and objects to up your social status is also pretty misognystic.
White women have white privilege over men of color. Back then black men were lynched if they even looked at a white woman. White women for decades would falsely accuse black men of raping them or catcalling them so violence would insue on black men. White women are put on a pedestal and coveted as “innocent and pure” that must be protected.
and of course, women of color both face racism and sexism from men of color, white women, white men, and even women of color ourselves.
I dont like to play the oppression olympics. You can decide for yourself.
"Because today we are going to talk about that story. And not from a standpoint that glorifies Sharkeisha but hopefully one that promotes sympathy toward the victim, the girl who was brutally assaulted and has had to relive the pain and humiliation of that day as video of the fight is being circulated around the internet. Her name is Shamichail Manuel. The 17 year old and her mother sat down with WEAR, an ABC affiliate in Pensacola, Florida to talk about how this viral video has made the incident so much worse. She told reporters, ‘I’m going to have to deal with this for the rest of my life.’ Manuel also says that presence of an audience and the eventual cell phone video that ended up on World Star made her believe that she was being set up. She said the incident was ‘very hurting and crushing’ to her especially since she considered Sharkeisha a very close friend.”
- Veronica Wells, “Why You Should Think Twice Before Sharing The Sharkeisha Video”
As white people, we are used to representations of ourselves crowding the covers of magazines, crowning the posters of newly released films. The good guys are white, we have learned, after eons of our faces being plastered under cowboy hats and in impeccable Bond suits. White men are Superman, we have learned. White men are Ethan Hunt and Neo and white men are hobbits. Bad men, we have learned, are black. They’re gang bangers and thugs and talk loud and sometimes deliver funny lines where we laugh at their Otherness. Black men aren’t heroes, we learn. Our imagination and subconscious are so saturated with white supremacist notions of goodness, beauty, and heroism, that when confronted head-on with an image of a black man who is brilliant and kind and normal and who saves the day, we transform into robotic versions of ourselves: Does… not… compute. Hero… must be… white. It’s this line of thinking that turned Disney’s Princess Tiana into an animal for 95 percent of the movie. The collective white imagination had difficulty imagining a black girl as a princess… and so she became a frog.