Protesters from across St Louis turned up and turned out for the first St Louis County Council Meeting since Mike Brown’s Death. (Part IV)
And now for the side show… the STL County Council/police fail at being empathetic, and tone deaf white people are tone deaf (and white). #staywoke #farfromover
Fuck white people forever! #ArrestDarrenWilson, #JusticeforMikeBrown
Fuck Shit Louis forever.
Decolonizing MMIW Campaigns and the Spectacle of Sexual Violence:
Further to our post on Twitter, we are concerned about the rise of campaigns, like Spirit of Our Sisters, that position themselves as supporting and raising awareness about MMIW, but are created by photographers who themselves participate in further sexualizing young Indigenous women through media representation.
This is both hypocritical and deeply problematic. We need to be attentive to how easily these narratives can be co-opted. Images are the currency of internet culture and we shouldn’t allow this double standard to be perpetuated without us calling image makers to account for their work—on all platforms and projects.
Decolonize the spectacle of missing and murdered Indigenous women.
This makes me so grumpers.
I know the photographer and some of the women he has photographed. He’s not bad news.
Indigenous women have the AUTONOMY and the SOVEREIGNTY over our bodies to present ourselves as sexual beings IF WE WANT TO. There is a difference between unconsensual sexualization in the media (ie. Pocahontas perplex) and consensual sexy photographs.
It is more harmful to tell Indigenous women that we can’t be sexy or sexual and that we can’t present ourselves HOW WE WANT. That is crossing our borders as independent human beings who are able to make our own decisions.
Decolonize your perceived ownership over the bodies of Indigenous women.
Decolonize decolonizing media.
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