The Future Is Womanist: A Deep Dive into the Intersectional Movement
Why Women Shouldn't HAVE To Be Modest To Demand Respect
They Want Our Rhythm But Not Our Blues
Black Women Don't Need Support, We Need Protection
Shocked. Disgusted. Angry. Irate. Sad. Triggered. Displeased. Enraged! These represent few of many emotions I am feeling after watching the video of rape (YES RAPE) of a young black queen, Jasmine Eiland (which has gone viral). I must warn you if you go looking for the clip it is horrifying and triggering. It is the reason I am writing this and it is the very reason why this article may not flow as well as it should because I am distraught and my emotions are spiraling all over the place, as you should.
Jasmine was in an Atlanta nightclub this past weekend live streaming where she was apparently drugged and raped. You could hear her clearly screaming help me, help me, stop, groaning, echoing against the loud background music sounds of pain, weakness, and sorrow with tears in her eyes.
STOP Apologizing For Being A Black Woman
Ghetto. Loud. Angry. Attitude problem. Welfare Queen. Black B#tch! Ignorant.
The list goes on and quite frankly, we've been called much worse. No one wants to be called any of these names, especially not by a white person. However, what's not cool is to alter who you are to keep from being judged
The Culture of Degrading Black Women
I'm quite sick of this whole culture of criticizing black women for pretty much everything and turning it around in an attempt to make it a form of empowerment. You know like the whole, "You're pretty for a dark-skin girl" phrase that many are honestly convinced we're supposed to be flattered by. It's pretty much a backhanded slap, a middle finger to the culture and no more than a form of degrading. We praise and uplift women like Kylie Jenner who've made an income off black features. We say goals to "foreign women" that strut their surgical curves, big boobs, botox lips, a braided unit but call the very woman that coined this