this is only partially connected to the discussion about rape culture and the tequila ad
so I’m making it a separate post—but—yeah, tequila made me think about how latinos are represented, especially in context to booze, and then all the “i don’t get it how is it rape” made me think about how people are iron clad fucking ANIMALS when it comes to knowing about what’s legal with immigrants—WHEN YOU COMMIT A CRIME, YOU DON’T GET REWARDED WITH CITIZENSHIP is the whole fucking argument. And everything from poverty to getting shot to being raped by your boss can be dismissed because IF YOU WOULDN’T HAVE COME HERE TO BEGIN WITH, NOTHING BAD WOULD’VE HAPPENED TO YOU—ie. you’re a criminal, it’s your own fault you were treated badly, you deserve what you get etc.
So it’s kind of astonishing to me to read how when it comes to *the borders around bodies* and how the body owner gets to decide who gets to cross the border and who doesn’t and under what circumstances—****SUDDENLY***** nobody can understand what the problem is with a man pretending to be another man in order to cross the sexual/body border of another human being. I mean—pretending to be a dead person so you can get their social security number is FUCKING ILLEGAL AND LOCK THEM UP THROW AWAY THE KEY EVIL EVIL CRIMINALS—pretending to be another human being entirely so you can *get laid* is….GETTING LAID!
Don’t think we don’t all notice the blatant hypocrisy. And don’t think we don’t all know that if it was an dark skinned Latino switching identities with his brother to fuck his white girlfriend/wife—there wouldn’t suddenly be a whole SLEW of mother fuckers who understand EXACTLY how that commercial was all about rape.
yes yes. women’s bodies as representatives of the nation-state’s boundaries, and only white nations/bodies as worthy of protection and maintaining their physical integrity. it’s the implicit analogy at work in patriarchal, colonial discourse about sexual violence. sexual violence is always racialised as well as gendered.