BLOGROLL: Gumbs on ‘Keep Your Sorry’: On Slavery, Marriage and the Possibility of Love – @TheFeministWire

From 2011, Gumbs writes:

“Obviously, to suggest that a child born into slavery, who can be sold away at any time and whose parents can also be sold, has more stability and richer family ties than a child who may, for example, be raised in a mother-ful household or by unmarried teams of parents reveals a nostalgia for slavery that goes beyond any fidelity to facts.  The fact that the authors of this statement chose to actively wish for a time more like those of chattel slavery and to reveal a desire to return marriage to those terms is not a random racist outburst.  It is actually a clarifying and fundamental element of their agenda.  Simply put, they want the function of marriage today to be (even) more like the function of slavery in 1860…”

Read it all: ‘Keep Your Sorry’: On Slavery, Marriage and the Possibility of Love – The Feminist Wire

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