The richest girl in town. (fightingwords) wrote,
The richest girl in town.
fightingwords

Because today is all about unsolicited opinions.

It's very second-wave-white-feminist to assume that you will represent all other women; it's no less problematic to assume that all other women will represent you. And for you to be disappointed and to fault them when these women don't represent you with all their bombastic and distinctly black delivery (though it wasn't phrased that way, of course), or with their tedious poems about having been victimized (which is not the same as being a victim, by the way), or with their poems about being lesbians (though to be fair, you didn't say that; someone else did)....

Well, yeah. I'd say privilege might be one of the words of the day. (Not the only word of the day, but one of them.)

What would make me happy? If everyone would quit rushing to your defense. You wrote some things--your opinions--and now people reading what you wrote are forming their own opinions about it--and about you. It happens.

In fact, it happens every time you read poems on stage for points.

Because it's a fucking slam.
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