Sure, they love to appropriate the culture of others, but the woo goddesses aren’t just thieves, scammers, and idiots. These women are willing to confront their advantage on an uneven playing field!
Taking her cue from Noodles Moodley, PleasureCEO Christina Morassi looked deep into her pussy and did some soul searching:
Phew is right! Women of color thank you, Christina, as we marvel at your edgy image:
Ali Shanti sent out an interminable letter to her listserv when she didn’t receive hosannas for confronting her white privilege:
I am writing today after sitting with confusion and uncertainty about how to be with the chaos and conflict that appears to be ramping up here in the not so seeming United States.
I’ve been sitting with my thoughts, sorting them out, and gaining more understanding of my own truth around some big issues.
Racism, of course, so not okay. It goes without saying, I hope. If not, let me say it clearly.
There is no space in this community for racism, of any kind.
We are one people. Period. If you don’t recognize that, well, you simply aren’t a good fit here at Eyes Wide Open.
And, I’m sadly not surprised by what’s happening in the US right now, that it’s finally coming out into the light. Our country was built on racism.
What is surprising to me is to discover how people I thought of as awake and aware are turning out to use what’s happening to shame themselves, and other well-intentioned people into action.
I don’t mean feeling shame. Feeling shame is 100% a totally normal reaction to recognizing you have been complicit in racist activity in some way, maybe without even knowing it.
I have felt shame over the racism I was raised with. I wrote about it here, last year, in case you are interested.
I processed that shame and then used my platform to awaken people to their own potential hidden racism, passed on through a lineage of ignorance, that we together are healing from and through.
Shame can be a valuable emotion to feel.
However, I hold that shaming is not an effective technique to use to get other people to act, does not contribute to the world we want to see more of, and that we can inspire more action by sharing what we feel directly than by subtly shaming others by reporting on what they are doing or not doing.
I took a stand for that in a FB group I am part of for spiritual
entrepreneurs, thinking it was a safe space to share my anger that this group was advocating for the use of shaming as a way to call white women leaders into action.
And I was nearly kicked out of the group.
Admittedly, I brought my anger with fierceness and reactivity, which I could have tempered before sharing.
But I thought I was in a safe space.
It turns out, I was not.
I was accused of white fragility, perpetuating the problem, and not listening to people of color.
The more I sought to understand, the deeper the misunderstanding became and I was ultimately told that I was profoundly not getting it.
Skankatron goes on to blame the white male leader of her “spiritual entrepreneur” FB group for being “alienating” towards her. Ali’s rationale? He probably experienced racist feelings in the past and is using her as a scapegoat! The old raunch has NO EVIDENCE of such but has NO HESITATION in passing along any blame. Unbelievable.
Not to worry, Ali brings it back to herself, spending the next several paragraphs patting herself on the back. I hate these people.
I’ve invested a lot of time, energy and attention over the past years to look at these deeply hidden “power over” dynamics as they’ve existed in my own home, especially as it relates to the power over I can tend to exhibit with my kids’ dad because I am the breadwinner, and the people who work with me in my companies over the years, because I am the CEO.
Today, my kids’ dad and I are close friends, who love and accept each other, and still mostly live together because I was able to stop trying to dominate him. And, I’m turning my companies into “share the wealth” companies because I want everyone on the team (including our clients) rewarded for the growth, not just me.
And I’ve committed to creating and being part of a world that works for everyone, and there is no room for “power over” dynamics in that world, which means we’ve got to root them out.
Now, it’s time for me to look at where “power over” may be deeply hidden in ways that I cannot see, but in ways that I can influence, beyond my home, beyond my companies.
I am open to seeing. My prayer today, and everyday, “show me the way.” Are you willing to see for yourself as well?
In service to living eyes (and heart) wide open,
So no more remarks about the ex-husband, AKA Estelle Parsons, driving the kids to school when drunk? That’s SO big of you, Ali. Power over and out!
On a lighter note, here’s one woo who never uttered a peep about Charlottesville:
Such privilege! Mom & Dad send Fozzie to BM and pay for an eighth round of ink: