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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

****This part of the series was accepted for workshopping and presentation at the Public Philosophy Writing Workshop at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which took place between May 18-19th****
For part 3, I'm to redirect our focus a bit from Lucas and her Nalgona Positivity [Pride] by addressing concerns about the body positivity movement in general. Imagine I drive a pickup truck, say, a 1998 Chevy, which requires the action of consuming more fossil fuels than most other types of vehicles. Now, assume I'm a member of a Late-model Chevy Truck Club, whose slogan reads: “Loving my truck means unapologetically filling it with as many fossil fuels as I want.” Clearly, mass consumption of fossil fuels is bad for the environment. However, assume my conscious intent is NOT to pollute the environment, but merely to have fun with my beloved truck. Yet also assume that I'm aware of the negative effects that mass consumption of fossil fuels has on the environmentPerh…