A gay white male friend of mine — Perverse Adult of Ejaculations of a Perverse Adult, the sexiest blog since blogs came to blogtown — wants to get a t-shirt that would reflect the way his feminism is inspired and influenced by black feminists.
We’ve agreed “This is what a black feminist looks like” would not be the right thing.
He poses “This is what a multiracial feminist looks like.”
I pose “This is what a third wave feminist looks like.”
Neither feels right.
Maybe something like “White boys also want to smash / your patriarchal white supremacy?”
No, no, he says. It’d have to be a bigger mouthful: “White boys also want to smash / your patriarchal white supremacist capitalist imperialist heteronormativity.”
Okay, so maybe, “This is what a feminist looks like / Inspired by Cathy Cohen, Angela Davis, and Patricia Hill-Collins.”
Or maybe something else.
We agree that “This is what a femimist who has spent an inordinate amount of time attempting to reconcile Black feminist theory and the better parts of White male Queer Theory looks like” is way too much text.
What do you think my friend should put on his t-shirt?