Sunday, June 15, 2008

Michelle Obama Watch

image  I am huge fan of this woman, in case you have not already guessed that.  As the election moves along I predict we will see an increase in the number of attacks, directed at her. These attacks will not be based on her belief system, or her unwavering support of her husband, no they will based on her having the audacity to be a simply splendid, inspiring, educated, intelligent, courageous, eloquent woman of color. How dare Michelle not fit herself squarely into the Jezebel, or Mammy role?  This is how racist whites are comfortable viewing WOC.  More than ever in the following months it is important that WOC, and our allies speak out against the disgusting smear campaign that is being directed at her.  It is fine to address the issues, but racist and sexist commentary,  or depictions and or portrayals to uphold white male patriarchy are UNACCEPTABLE.

Whether or not you intend to vote for OBAMA or not, it is your duty as a WOC to say to the world, we will not stand quietly by while you demonize one of our worthy sisters for your own personal gain.  It has been well documented that black women occupy the bottom rung of the racial, and social hierarchy, and we will remain there unless we can unite in a struggle against those who would create us as less than, or some how deficient by nature. We know our struggles and we know our worth, and it is time to let the world know that they had better start acknowledging our value, and our demand to be heard. Do not go gently my sisters, scream as though your very life depended on it, because someday it just might.

A new site has been constructed, and it is called the MICHELLE OBAMA WATCH.  Please go and familiarize your self with it.  This is not one of those "fan" pages.  The author seeks to document and protest, every single act of racism and sexism that is aimed at Michelle.  To join the fight, we need to be informed, and the Michelle Obama Watch is the best place to start. Let's show these people what we can do. 


Ebony Intuition said...

Thanks for the info on the web page, I also think there is a group on facebook called the michelle obama watch.

howard said...

I agree with your views about Michelle Obama but you failed to mention that the people attacking her are Republican females or white woman who are angry that Obama is the choice over Hilary Clinton.

Renee said...

Howard this probably your first visit to my blog otherwise you would not have made that comment. I may not have mentioned it in this specific post, but it has been the subject matter of many postings here at womanist musings.

Marcie said...

Renee I couldn't agree with you more. I am so disgusted with the smear politics of the USA but what appalls me even more are the Americans who believe them and pass them on to other hate based citizens. When are they going to realize that it is corporations that are the enemy not African Americans?

M. G. said...

Damn right corporations are the enemy! Especially corporations that give politician's wives $200,000+ a year jobs. And the wives who take those plum patronage jobs, well, they're the worst.

Fight the power! Yeah!

Anonymous said...

Haha! m.g., I'd tell you to come on out and play and make your profile public -- but I'm one of those "Anonymous" chickens.

Anyway, where were we? Oh yes, corporations are evil. And "the smear politics of the USA" refers only to critics of Michelle Obama, not to a person who says "Fear is the reason this country is where it is today" and "People think that President Bush is so bad, they think that everything else must have been better." And "hate-based citizens" are people who are proud of America!

Carry on, O eloquent ones!

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