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Gloria Lucas, Part 4/4, An Individual Unprepared to Lead a Collective

Introduction  It seems Lucas is attempting to claim her feminism is somehow distinct from intersectional feminism. On social media, her “intellectual” or “activist” domain, she has openly blasted self-described intersectional feminists for (in her words) claiming solidarity with her or other women of color. On that point, I agree to a larger extent. However, Lucas cannot claim to have somehow developed anything remotely equal to an alternative framework of feminism, as this would be impossible insofar as she could not have developed anything to be taken seriously. The fact remains, however, that Lucas’s feminism is steeped entirely in intersectional feminist ideals and parlance. Adding to that, another fact remains that the only thing original about “her” version of this kind of feminism is that she simply swapped out the word ‘body’ from body positivity for the vulgar ‘nalgona’ and added the word ‘pride’ thus formulating the grammatically redundant ‘nalgona positivity [pride]’, the na…
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Gloria Lucas, Part 3 of 4 : A Chicana Girl Leading Women to Colonize the Collective Body of Her People

For part 3 of this expose`, I am to redirect our focus a bit from Lucas and her Nalgona Positivity [Pride] in particular by addressing concerns about the body positivity movement in general. A Thought Experiment and a Personification Imagine I have a pickup truck, say, a 1998 Chevy, and naturally this vehicle requires the action of consuming more fossil fuels than most other types of vehicles in order to run. Now, assume I am a member of a Late-model Chevy Truck Club, which lives by the motto: “Loving my truck means giving it the fossil fuels it needs. Get over it.” I don’t have to tell you that mass consumption of fossil fuels is bad for the environment, right? Okay then, assume that my conscious intent is NOT to pollute the environment, but merely to have fun with my beloved truck, yet I am aware (or self-profess to be as such) of the negative effects that mass consumption of fossil fuels imposes on the environmentPerhaps, I even take part in environmental causes.  Am I not participa…