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Maya Angelou speaks on the difference between Black American Womanhood vs. White American Womanhood (1973)

Maya Angelou: Beah Richards, a great poet, a great actress. Wrote a poem, 鈥淭he Black Woman Speaks to White Womanhood鈥 in which she says that white women, who were brought here many times almost as much slaves as black women鈥搚ou know, to marry鈥搒he says, 鈥淚f they did appraise my teeth / they checked out your thigh / and sold you to the highest bidder / the same as I,鈥 and yet, she goes on in her poem to say, 鈥測et you settled down / and when you saw my children say- sold / you gave no reproach / but for an added broach / settled down in your pink slavery / and thought that enduring my slavery, or allowing it to happen, would make yours less.鈥 She says, 鈥淵ou never noticed that the bracelet you took was really a chain, and the necklace you accepted throttled your speech.鈥 Now there鈥檚 a great difference in the white American woman and the Black American woman.
white man, interrupting: Well do you think that women鈥檚 liberation is a white woman鈥檚 fantasy?

Maya Angelou: No! Certainly not a fantasy; a necessity!

white man, interrupting: not a fantasy? a necessity?

Maya Angelou: Definitely needed.

white man: Does it [women鈥檚 liberation] say anything to Black women?

Maya Angelou: Very little, I鈥檓 afraid. You see, white women have been made to feel in this society that they are superfluous. A white man can run his society-

white man, interrupting: Not superfluous in bed, not superfluous in the home, not superfluous in the-

Maya Angelou, retaking control of the conversation: No, no, excuse me Bill, I didn鈥檛 mean that. I mean to run his world. He can send his rockets to the moon, and the little woman can stay at home. He can keep that camera rolling鈥揳nd I love seeing you bring in some women in the crew, it just made me love you more [Bill laughing] than I already did鈥 but generally, he, the white American man, makes the white American woman, maybe not superfluous but maybe, a little, a kind of decoration. Not really important to the turning around of the wheels of state. But the Black American woman has never been able to feel that way. No Black American man at any time in our history in the United States has been able to feel that he didn鈥檛 need that Black woman right against him, shoulder to shoulder. In that cotton field, on the auction block, in the ghetto. Wherever, that Black woman has been an integral, if not a most important part of a family unit.

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YOUR PROFILE
You can customize your picture, bio, and banner by clicking on your profile and then on the button that says "edit profile." You can also change these details by going to preferences on the right-hand panel, and then "profile." You can also lock your account to make it private here.

THE RIGHT-HAND PANEL:

Home: The home feed features accounts that you follow.
Local: Cliterati user posts only.
Federated: Posts from the other servers that we interact with. You can follow any user you see in the public timeline too!

You can also use the search bar above the compose box to search for accounts on other servers.

PRIVACY:

Like on Twitter, you can lock your profile and posts to followers only, or just lock certain posts! So, on these servers (servers in the "fediverse" like Cliterati), content that you post will appear on other servers! It's connected like a web! Hence "federated." But Cliterati has a feature you can toggle on where your posts will ONLY appear to Cliterati users! That's the "local-only" option. Local is us, Cliterati users! Though if someone visits your profile specifically they can still view these, unless you have these posts or your profile locked to "followers only." You can select local-only by clicking the three dots on the compose box. You can also choose to direct message someone from the compose box. You can toggle your post (called "splats" on Cliterati, and sometimes "toots") visibility by clicking the globe icon on the compose box. In addition, all posts you see will have icons in the top-right corner showing you if they're public, unlisted, a direct message to you, or locked to followers only! The globe icon at the top of a post means that post is public! You can apply the 鈥渃ontent warning鈥 feature from your compose box to hide your post and give users a warning, so they will have to click to see it. We have a "threaded mode" you can access by using the three dots on the box as well, this will help you easily create a thread.

Posts that are very long you will have to click the double arrow in the top-right to see, or click that arrow to collapse a post. You can upload an image, file, or video using the paperclip on the compose box.

There are a lot more features for you to discover from the "app settings" on the right-hand panel.

Cliterati also has two-step verification! To enable 2-step verification, go to preferences in the right-hand panel, then under account click "two-factor auth" to toggle this feature on. You'll have to download an OTP app like FreeOTP to generate a log-in token each time you log in.

INTERACTING WITH USERS

  • You "like" a post by clicking the star to favorite it.
  • A "boost" is the same as a retweet.
  • click the arrow to reply.
  • click the quotation mark to quote a post. Users will not currently be notified if you quote them.
  • click the little flag to bookmark the post.-click the three dots to copy a link, report a post, block or mute a user, or DM them.

THEMES
Want to make Cliterati pretty for you? You can do this by going to preferences, flavours, and then Glitch Edition and use the drop-down menu there to select a "skin" or theme for Cliterati. We currently have 8 themes, 6 of which are unique to Cliterati.

Themes unique to Cliterati:

-Cliterati (that's our classic blue)
-H4CK3R (a stereotypical "hacker" theme, easiest on the eyes and my favorite)
-DeepSea (a chill theme with an underwater vibe)
-Halloween (our Halloween theme)
-Forest (a very chill, relaxing forest theme)
-BLACKPINK (a theme featuring the women from the K-pop group, Blackpink)

Themes that come built-in:

  • High Contrast (pretty much a dark theme)
  • Mastodon Light (a standard light theme)

The "default" theme option is just high contrast (I think).

DO NOT select the Vanilla Mastodon flavour as that will break your interface and you will have to change it back, I'm working on removing this.

lmao now the tiny profile pictures are just a bar on any theme except the Hacker theme oh no im 馃槀鈥:rofl:

From Twitter user @leaderjoohyunie:

Lesbian Chinese Billionaires, Yu Shuxin and Zhao Xiaotang, marry. With a combined networth of $250 BILLION, this makes them the richest couple alive.

If a male tries to interact with you from another server, report him to us and we will yeet him into the sun :labrys:

lmaoo if you click on a user profile the profile pic is so tiny i promise imma fix that...first thing tomorrow

**Cliterati Movie Night** in our Discord server this friday! What lesbian movie do YOU want to see? I was thinking Asagao to Kase-san. Yes, I know it's anime. There's also M盲dchen in Uniform and The Children's Hour.

We have yet to watch Itty Bitty Titty Committee just because I need to get a DVD drive for my laptop and the online copies are like 480p.

Movies we've watched that we would be open to watching again:

-The Incredibly True Adventure of 2 Girls in Love
-But I'm a Cheerleader!
-Saving Face
-The Watermelon Woman
-The Truth About Jane
-If These Walls Could Talk 2
-Pariah
-Foxfire Confessions of a Girl Gang (Both the 1996 and the 2012 version)
-Loving Annabelle

@goobeebee yes!!! like you will hear trans people talking about gender abolition and other ideas straight out of 70s lesbian theory. its very frustrating lmao. like how do you acknowledge that gender is confining and dysphoria-inducing for many people, then decide that the solution to this issue is to.... switch to another gender? It's so wild. It's like hopping from one prison to another prison!

Do you think gender criticism is a minority view, or most progressive women feel the way we do but hold back out of politeness.

Security and privacy enhancements:

Local-only posts
Cliterati now features a "local-only" option for posts. Users of various fediverse platforms have voiced privacy complaints because they delete a post and it still exists on another platform. This way, your post is local-only and will not propagate elsewhere. Be careful using this for quote-posts as I'm not sure if they will show up elsewhere since we hacked that feature to work with glitch-soc. You can toggle this option on in the compose-box options. Be aware that appending the eye emoji at the very end of the splat may not make it local-only on Cliterati like it does on glitch-soc.

Misleading links are now highlighted, we now display the target domain of any link that does not unambiguously start with it, in order to avoid misleading links such as spoofing attempts. You can disable this from app settings, but why would you?

Hide your user follower count
You can opt to hide your own follower count from 鈥淧references > Other鈥 Settings. This will hide your followers, but still display other people's follower count.

Post visibility Markers
We now have visibility markers, this will allow you to see if a splat is public, or private in your timeline. The boost icon never changes, but goes dim when the button is disabled. Instead, a new icon was added to the right top of each post, identical to the icon in the visibility picker you used to compose the post. You can make these icons more colorful from your app settings, which I think is pretty neat.

Upcoming privacy Enhancements
Using Tanker, I will also be encrypting all user DMs, offering an extra layer of privacy. This will also mean that admins will not have the ability to read your DMs even when viewing our database directly.

I have now also opted all users out of search-engine indexing by default. You can change this setting for yourself, if you wish.

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