AfraFemme
I am often frustrated by people who are otherwise invested in understanding and opposing systems of oppression, but who nonetheless exclude dating and desirability from analysis or self-critique. This is especially frustrating when they are privileged by those very systems. This lack of analysis by those who have access and who are prioritized as desirable by their communities effectively silences the experiences of those whose trans status (or having a disability, or not meeting cultural beauty standards, or any of the markers of undesirability imposed by external systems) limits or completely denies access.

Dating from the Margins: Desexualizing and Cultural Abuse

this quote makes me think about how Black men often chide Black womyn when we express our desire to be loved & having loving relationships. They don’t acknowledge that they are seen as a lot more desirable (both inside & outside of the Black community) than Black womyn are.

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