There was a pervasive expectation that black British women should only concentrate either on race or gender, as if the two were easily separated. The pressure to be either black or lesbian make it very difficult and confusing to develop being black and lesbian.
‘If I was seen to choose race, i’m thought not to be serious about my feminism’
‘Sexuality & Other Identities’ (in What is She Like) -Rosa Ainley (via queerhairyvag)
if you don’t have the same politics as white lesbians and are politically involved with Black men, they believe themselves to be at a higher stage of consciousness because according to them, they are women-identified and you’re still male-identified’