I was once an illegal alien in The Netherlands. I was once pregnant. I was once reported to immigration services by a Dutch woman who knew I was both illegal and pregnant. I was once detained. I was once denied medical care while in a deportation center. I was once deported. I had a miscarriage (the baby was dead, I had a botched clean up procedure in an understaffed and badly maintained hospital in a suburb of Buenos Aires). I am now sterile.
That was fifteen years ago and this is now.
This is my latest piece. Which also kinda explains where I’ve been.
I have kept my mouth shut all these months out of fear of retribution but I no longer have this fear so I am going to go ahead and ask this. Schwyzer states:
But this notion of “making room” in the blogosphere is based on a faulty premise of scarcity.
If that is indeed the case, then I have to ask: why then did Schwyzer attempt to have me removed from certain feminist spaces when I vehemently wrote against him? If indeed there is no scarcity, then why attempt have ME (a Latina feminist blogger) removed and publicly scolded, all done through backchannels hoping these maneuvers would not get back at me? why try to execute some character assassination to silence me against his obvious racism and sketchy politics?
I cannot be the first one (or last one) over whom he attempted these dirty tactics. But I no longer believe it is fair that I have to remain silent about it because otherwise I’d been seen as a trouble maker. I am a Latina, South American feminist. I AM A TROUBLE MAKER. I believe no other kind of feminism is possible. Schwyzer tried to have me silenced. I am setting the record straight. The comment I left on this piece on xoJane. Nine Questions for The Controversial Hugo Schwyzer | xoJane (via redlightpolitics)
-Audre Lorde (via soydulcedeleche)
But not all white feminists utilize people who do clean their houses. Let’s remember that.
hopefully thats sarcasm. :/ white feminists…please remember women do 3/4 of the worlds labor, MOSTLY WOC!!!! that means most if not all the shit you get at any supermarket or any kinda shop, really, has a really high chance of having been grown, picked, made by some cruelly underpaid WOC. whether you can afford a housekeeper or not. white women are still preferred for most jobs. no WOC ever gets paid as much as white women either. white women are everywhere you look as the standard. never forget that.
Not to mention how much of the work & experience of WOC that gets appropriated by white feminists winds up profiting everyone but WOC. All those “studies” of WOC & our issues? How many of those studies put real money in the pockets of WOC? Or all those books that get written? WOC barely get a mention for their scholarship, never mind payment for their thoughts about their experience.
word, and then theyre all, but what are WE supposed to do about it? :| not be racist, erasing, appropriative bitches perhaps? that would help.