I think I reblogged this last International Women’s Day, and I will probably reblog it next International Women’s Day. Although, to be honest, it should be reblogged every.single.day.
i’m not the person who wrote on the money so i’m not going to try and posit about why they chose to do it?
but i do think there is something to say about money and POC
i think a lot of it comes from that capitalism is a way to intentionally keep POC down, the way wealth is passed through social groups of those who already have the money/power (i.e. white folks who gained wealth through chattel slavery) and lineage (children of white folks who gained wealth through chattel slavery)
so a lot of us are poor as fuck and when you’re poor money is always on yr mind bc YOU DON’T FUCKING HAVE IT and it affects SO much of your basic needs and what you can and can’t do and just, like, literally everything
and as far as being on point goes: at least in my circle of friends, when we compliment each other on our looks or our style it is (implicitly) in RESISTANCE to all the shit keeping us down and telling us can’t or shouldn’t look or feel good or cute
so when my fat/queer/femme/POC friends compliment me i interpret it as being seen, as being loved, in spite of this shit world that tells me i don’t deserve any of that
and we sure as fuck don’t have the money to be shopping at alexander wang or whateverthefuck but when something is complimented on people of often say where they got it and for how much, implicitly as a tip to other folks about where to go for cute, affordable clothes
because we deserve to look good and feel good about ourselves and we can, we just have to work way the fuck harder than other folks
so, yeah. i don’t know what it’s like in communities you are in/have access to but that’s my take on what happens in mine, and if and when that classist bullshit happens it should totally be shut down.
….. much like most of my college essays, i can’t tell if i actually answered yr question oops
but like… this was a white woman. we weren’t doing this to a POC. so i don’t even know what the point this anon is trying to make
its also hella femmephobic and classist to think that being femme is an upper class thing meanwhile no body has anything to say about masculinity.