His essay stumbles into the thorny territory of intersectionality when he illustrates his point with an anecdote about, of all things, being alone in an elevator with a woman:. I mean, that is a crazy way to live. I stopped to help out and barely get a thank you. I think men often sometimes forget how difficult it can be for women to assess how dangerous a situation is. I mean, that is a crazy way to live.
Sometimes you just know. I stopped to help out and barely get a thank you. He talks about being seen as a threat at all times and how he responds to it: I would have let him in. Thank you for this raw and unabashed view of a part of your life.
One night, I get in the elevator, and just as the door closes this beautiful woman gets on. She was doing exactly what she should have been doing. Everyone can be discriminatory towards others.
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I was on my way to work, driving through the snow, and saw a car that had skidded into the shoulder of the somewhat remote rural road. Yes, on Skepchick we are all mostly mega privileged. A true peek behind the kimono.
Do you want more??? This is still a very, very lucky crowd. Or what addict wants to hear they are a constant F-up? This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Maybe she was racist, and maybe she would have told a large white man her room number. His essay stumbles into the thorny territory of intersectionality when he illustrates his point with an anecdote about, of all things, being alone in an elevator with a woman:.
This does NOT feel like an average day. Reblogged this on Zebulon Miletsky: I literally figured the only way for me to not go insane in a career that creates junkies or at best Kanye is to desensitize myself from feelings.
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I would have let him in. July 18, at 8: I have my own elevator stories as do many others. Thank you Mayne for sharing this essau us. Like, Oscar winners and kids of royalty and sports guys and mafia goombahs live here.
Queslove talks about being seen as a threat at all times and how he responds to it: How do I answer that? You rightfully note what a tricky thing intersectionality can be. Black pople do not qualify for mental health — Dr.
Log in to Reply. I was talking to her like she was a man — maybe being a little brusque because I was eager to get to work and felt the problem could quickly be fixed. She opened the window just esszy crack to speak with me.
I pushed the front bumper and gave her enough momentum to reach the plowed road. Rebecca Watson Rebecca is a writer, speaker, YouTube personality, and unrepentant science nerd.
He wants her to see him as a human being and not a black thug. Even if I recognized Questlove, I would still note him as a potential threat. Facebook Twitter Reddit Google. In my elevator situation, for instance, I was never scared but more annoyed, and I used it as an example of poor behavior because I knew that many other women would have been rightfully scared of someone who obviously cared little about her personal feelings.
I wonder if he realizes how similar although, yes, in many ways, different these types of situations are both for black men and women in general. I mean, that is a crazy way to live.