Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Shifting: Chapter 2: The Pain of Gender Silence
[Shifting: The Double Lives of Black Women in America]
In chapter 2 of Shifting, Charisse Jones and Kumea Shorter-Gooden discuss the ways black women are forced into silence on the subject of sexism. In fact, some black women have trouble identifying sexism when it occurs out of denial.
It is suggested that many black women run the risk of being considered disloyal when acknowledging the presence of sexism. The writers claim, “Black women learn that addressing other issues [like sexism] is a distraction, even disloyal to the race as a whole and to Black men in particular” (40).
What aspect of the coverage of sexism did you have the strongest response or reaction? Why? Please provide a page number.