Women in the future

In class, we have been discussing how Black women have been over looked and often forgotten about. Last semester I took a class called Afrofuturism, and the issue about Black women not being seen in Afrofuturism was brought up. One definition of Afrofuturism that always stood out to me was “It tends to mix the mystic and limitless nature of the African diaspora who have both reached back to their roots and embraced the technology and culture of the future.” One common issue that I came across was the fact that a lot of Black women were not seen in Afrofuturism. Then I got to thinking about how this could be seen as people not wanting to see Black women as the future or not wanting them to be apart of the future. The only time Black women were seen in Afrofuturism was went they were being over sexualized.  I decided to speak upon this because connecting the two shows how Black women are always at the of the chain when it comes to getting respect. Also this is me using what I learned in one class and bringing it to another.

One Reply to “Women in the future”

  1. Hello! To preface, I only have a shallow understanding of Afrofuturism. However, your post peaked my interest and I found an article on Afrofuturist feminism by Susana Morris that may be interesting (https://www.jstor.org/stable/23333483). Morris is an associate professor of Literature, Media, and Communication at the Georgia Institute of Technology and is co-founder and contributing writer for the popular feminist blog, The Crunk Feminist Collective. In this article she argues for the recognition of Afrofuturist feminism in black speculative fiction (see page 152 on for her central argument).

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