By Monica Roberts, cross-posted from TransGriot
The May 2011 cover girl for ESSENCE magazine this month is none other than one Wendy J. Williams, the woman the Black gossip blogs love to hate and misgender.
Like I’ve said in previous posts on this subject, some of you Black folks need to buy a vowel, pick up a science book and get a clue that transpeople exist in all colors and sizes and aren’t going anywhere.
Note for the ignorantly clueless: Some of my transsisters are petite size 8 pump wearing fashion divas, so don’t get it twisted..
We are all blends of genetic material and characteristics from mommy and daddy. A little less testosterone in the womb and some of you so called ‘men‘ attacking Wendy would be rocking her dresses and pumps.
You also need to get a clue that it’s not cool to do what whiteness has done to the images of Black women for centuries and participate in the denigrating of the mothers of humanity. It’s even more repugnant to me as a proud African descended transwomen to see Black people (or alleged online Black people) deliberately misgendering Black women they don’t like.
But some of you are too stupid or insecure about your own gender identity and sexual orientation issues to get that point.
by Carmen Van Kerckhove
A brand-new episode (No. 87) of Addicted to Race is out! Addicted to Race is New Demographic’s weekly podcast about America’s obsession with race.
Carmen and Lauren Williams discuss the dichotomy in television representations of people of color, and how gossip blogs and magazines treat celebrities of color differently than white celebrities. This episode features the song “They Call Me Mr. Tibbs” by Cinematic, courtesy of Spectre Entertainment.
Lauren is the editor of Stereohyped, a black current events, gossip, and culture blog, the winner of a Black Weblog Award for Best New Blog. Her opinions on racial issues have been featured on NPR and in the Washington Post and Baltimore Sun. She has an unhealthy obsession with celebrity culture but can get her serious on when the situation warrants. Don’t get her started on any of the three Bs — Beyonce, Barack Obama, or blackface. She’ll never shut up.
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