WHITE SUPREMACY: A EUPHEMISM FOR WHITE WOMEN WORSHIP
Whether men called her ma’am, m’lady, or some other highfalutin title, the sexual dynamic was always one that positions woman as dominatrix, and the man as liegemen. It resembles sadomasochism. This has been the centrepiece of the women’s movement in which early feminists looked down on their ebony lessers, which we see continued in the spa and nail shops which have exclusively women of color carving the toejam out of pampered and ’empowered’ white women’s nails.
In Three Cheers for White Men, Rachel Fulton Brown waxes poetic about men’s having abetted a culture of worshipping white women, which led to the three evils of misandry, racism, and (white) female narcissism:
1. When white women invented chivalry and courtly love, white men agreed that it was better for knights to spend their time protecting women rather than raping them, and even agreed to write songs for them rather than expecting them to want to have sex with them without being forced.
2. When white men argued that marriage was a sacrament valid only if both the man and the woman consented, white men exerted themselves to become good husbands rather than expecting women to live as their slaves.
3. When white women invented feminism, white men supported them and even went so far as to vote to let them vote, not to mention hiring them as workers and supporting their education.
Fulton Brown copped a lot of flack for praising white men’s chivalry and women’s associated pedestalization. But she was right, even if I would radically differ with her in response to this history — ie. my reaction is one of disgust and rejection of the narcissism and sadomasochism embedded in the heart of the same construct.