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  •  I was just about to stop watching due to the (0+ / 0-)

    gore. While there are interesting characters from time to time, e.g. Glen and Maggie, I'm not sure where it's going. I don't question your statement

    Because  the show is centered upon white masculinity and its imperiled status, it is important to note how said concept has functioned in the United States over time
    because you seem to have background with the comic book. I don't have that. So far this season, we've seen more gore than I usually watch and I think I'll stop watching regularly.

    However, as a feminist I did not see Michonne betraying her history or her worth in this scene. She has shown her ability and wants to survive by returning with them to the prison, not as a supplicant, but as another warrior. She knows she has to get away from Woodbury and the only chance available is with a group. Who knows whether she will stay with them past that? She's smart. She knows her chances alone, at least until she's clear of the clearly crazy "governor."

    But, Michonne is willing to betray all of these traits in order to find acceptance (and approval) among the white characters with their simultaneous distrust and suspicion of her.
    And, btw, I understand what you say but it is definitely not my experience. My experience and outlook was/is that a sister is always a sister, regardless of skin pigment or nationality or sexuality. Period. I can't speak for the show.
    As in the "real world," it would seem that "every sister ain't a sister" in The Walking Dead.
    And now the white brothers are to be cast against one another, one clearly racist, one who stood by T-dog.
    •  i appreciate your thoughts, on racism and feminism (1+ / 0-)
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      Liberal Granny

      if you never read it there is a classic collection Called a Bridge Called My Back. Lots of great essays and reflections by women of color on race and feminism.

      Ruth Frankenberg wrote a very helpful and sharp book a few years ago called White Women Race Matters that also looks at these issues of identity, gender, and race.

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