In the Future, We Kill Our Attackers: Rihanna’s “Man Down” as Afrofuturist Text (via Nuñez Daughter)


This is an interesting post from Kismet Nuñez placing Rihanna’s “Man Down” video in an Afrofuturist context. Kismet Nuñez is one of the Skillsharers of the of the 3rd Annual INCITE! Shawty Got Skillz workshop at the 2011 Allied Media Conference! Go to her blog to find out how you can help them get to Detroit.

In the Future, We Kill Our Attackers:  Rihanna's "Man Down" as Afrofuturist Text Rihanna’s video for “Man Down”  dropped last week and set the web on fire.  The way justice and rape, innocence and violence work in the video–and the non-sensical responses to it–have already been outlined by better writers than me. I’m writing this post to take the video to its logical conclusion: In the future, do we kill our attackers?  ~*~*~ This description of the plot is by Akiba Solomon, writing for Colorlines: “The video begins with a … Read More

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