This is as much about rape culture at-large (& how scum can get away with doing scummy things as long as their credentials are looking tight) as much as it is about how there’s a huge issue when it comes to enabling in our community (particular cis BM) & it needs to be addressed.
Alright so. Now that I’m moved in, here are my updated thoughts:
I’ve got mixed feelings. I am REALLY happy to be out of TN, but this is a big adjustment for me, and I’ve been dealt so many wack ass Ls in the last couple of days that that it’s kind of discouraging tbh.
That said, I’ve moved around enough to know that it takes time for things to snap back into place. So that’s what I’ll do. Give it time. Mostly because I don’t wanna disappoint everyone rooting for me—especially *myself*.
Anyway, I wanna thank EVERYONE who through even a penny at me and sent me well wishes. That 32-hour drive was rough as shit and I will never do it again but I made it 😬
Chiming in from my 32-hour drive from hell to confirm that Black male creatives become wildly insecure when a BW critic breathes in the direction of their project & they need to take up that misogynoir w/ their maker & not us & keep the same energy they would for a Susan critic.
Or even another critic of color, who surprise, is NOT Black.
And this isn’t limited to producers, directors, or writers either. Actors do this nonsensical, anti-Black woman shit too—as evidenced by the brouhaha that happened in my mentions last month w/ Colter (though those circumstances were slightly different).
Like, I don’t know, actually having a good platform instead of harassing people to vote for you out of obligation or *fear*.
Dems want these races to be handed them when they’ve done like the barest of minimums to fight against this administration and have shunned everyone who is doing the opposite (re: Maxine Waters) & I’m sorry (not), but folx got every right to be fed up of them and everyone else.
The heroes of this admin are the people. Let’s be clear about that. Mofos willing to harass people out of office and into doing their jobs while Liberals and Dems have been out here playing centrists to pure evil and think they are owed a vote.
So when The Oscars gonna bite MTV’s shit and add ‘Best Kiss’ LOL?
I mean if The Oscars are gonna jump the shark and start giving out a consolation prize that is the equivalent of that wack ass “Urban Pop” category from The Grammys, y’all might as well go all in 🤷🏾♀️
Beyoncé’s sit down and cover with Vogue is not only breathtaking, but reading about her various and recent experiences “her own words” has brought me to tears this Monday morning.
She is exceedingly aware of the burden and privilege she has as *THE Beyoncé* and she is exceedingly aware of the leverage that it gives her to open doors and smash ceilings for people who look like her.
Add that to the fact that she eloquently points out how social media has handed the power of voice & rep back to the people in a time when mainstream media failed us miserably (I said wtf I said!) & tbh I’m crying in the club because my fave gets it!
Natural hair aficionados, can we talk? I feel...a way about #NappilyEverAfter & I wanna discuss it with someone to make sure I'm not bugging...
Seems like I'm not alone in my discomfort so I'll start out with this:
I haven't read the book or anything so I may be way offbase (check me if that's the case), but if we're gonna deal w/ trauma associated w/ BW & hair, why is there no person with 4A/4B/4C hair involved?
Nothing against Lathan, but with a glance at the trailer, it seems like her character possesses what our community would refer to as "good hair" prior to it being "big-chopped".
Pro-Tip: If I admit I said something wrong or fucked up, and you try to argue in my mentions about it or try to argue with whoever gently pointed it out, I will either tell you to piss off and go blow Mephisto or I will block you.
Mofos ain't used to disabled folx speaking up for themselves and now you got jokes. But I will deal with you like a true Nigerian would:
By insulting your existence and roasting your parents for their final product 😐
Y'all may be used to to other blue checks and other mofos with these large follower counts doubling down or enjoying having their ass kissed, but that shit doesn't fly here.
"But it’s embarrassing and revolting to watch [her] squander her talents alongside a one-note rapper who pled guilty to the use of a child in a sexual performance."
"The M*naj gallivanting alongside a life-size Skittle with face tattoos in the 'FEFE' video is a far cry from the M*naj who tweeted in 2012 that “people who abuse children should be stoned to death in public.”
I'm back to tell you why calling Trump "gay" for Putin is not progressive, aggressively homophobic, and illustrates all White folx willingness (liberal or conservative) to use language to derail attacks on White supremacy.
There's a lot about the Putin/45 gay jokes that is aggravating, but perhaps the most aggravating of all is the fact that it exposes White folx and their unwillingness to call something or someone racist because that's "a step too far"...
I think this is why I'm so...irritated. Yeah, Disney is being "inconsistent" with them having Johnny Depp up in our faces & what not, but like, folx are being a little disingenuous. Like, repentance aside, would y'all allow someone who cracks those kind of jokes around your kids? t.co/HuHU09Z74c
Even after all those years? Probably not 🤷🏾♀️
So yeah, you can call Disney out for being a fickle binch but this other extra shit y'all are doing is wack as hell.