Properly addressing misogynoir requires the dismantling of both patriarchy and white supremacy, as well as uprooting capitalism and colonialist thought.
Our politic at Wear Your Voice has always been and will forever be rooted in an intersectional feminism because we recognize that the liberation of assigned, assumed, and affirmed Black womxn is imperative to the liberation of all of us. Misogynoir describes both the anti-Blackness and misogyny that Black womxn experience together, because their Blackness and womxn-ness are never divorced from one another. Properly addressing misogynoir requires the dismantling of both patriarchy and white supremacy, as well as uprooting capitalism and colonialist thought.
But even those who know of misogynoir often only have a surface level understanding of the term and how the phenomenon shows up in our lives. From interpersonal relationships to institutional measures, misogynoir informs Black womxn’s experiences and it is a constant fixture of their existence. It rears its head and manifests itself in a multitude of ever-evolving ways, shaping how the world regards Black womxn and sometimes even skewing Black womxn’s perceptions of themselves.
Friendships, romantic entanglements, and familial relations. Pregnancy, childbirth, and reproductive care. Interactions with police and the criminal justice system, health care, medical aid, education, and housing. Misogynoir determines how Black womxn experience all of these things and more. Even fatphobic ideology and much of the sexual repression in colonized nations are directly drawn from ideas about Black womxn’s bodies and hypersexualization.
Moreover, societal understandings of Black womxnhood means that Black womxn are ignored when they speak on these experiences. This is why WYV will always be a platform to uplift these testimonies. Below is a collection of all the articles which address these very topics.
Fatphobia and Misogynoir
Sex and Health
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