Black People : Are We?

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  1. Nisa

    Nisa Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Are we really proud of our masculinity/femininity

    I ask this question because men are braiding their hair, piercing their ears.
    Women cutting their hair lower than mens, stopping their menstrual cycles,and dressing in masculine ways.
    Are we really embracing it? Tell me, I need to know. Why cant we be happy with the roles/gender The Almighty gave to us? Tell me, I need to know.
     
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    This is an interesting question Nisa. Gender roles in this country have been confused for a little while now. Dress & appearance could very well be a physical manifestation of this trend. I have neither braids nor piercings, although I do not consider certain braids (cornrows) to be feminine. I don't find women with short hair (buzz cuts) to be attractive though, as you stated, it looks to masculine. Maybe those who do dress in these ways can shed some lght for us!
     
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    I have short hair. So did all my grandmother and my ancestors before her. Many traditional customs have men and women both with some form of ear piercing or ear extension. I don't know what roles the almighty gave us. Or which almighty we are speaking of anyway. Most of the laws of dressing I see now came on a ship with the "civilizers"
     
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    i like short hair.
    it is clean.
     
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    So what do you mean by women cutting thier hair? You do realize that most black women well indigenous black women have natural short hair so I hope you are not equating long hair with being more feminine if so you are ignorant. Now would you
    prefer all black women to wear fake hair all thier lives?
     
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    I assume that Nisa was referring to buzz cuts (which isn't natural), rather than short hair.
     
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    I take extremely strong issue with the insinuation that Sistah Nisa is ignorant. She is a totally together Black queen. We are about love here. We don't call each other names.
     
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    Excuse me, you should respect me, and not call me ignorant. I wouldn't call you ignorant. I am talking about women who cut their hair real short to the point it looks like a man's..like a low fade. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
     
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    And my hair is not real long either, I cut the perm out of it, so it is real thick and strong, and feminine..you wont see me walking around with a Jay Z cut and expect someone to treat me like a lady. Ughhh smh
     
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    So you think it's okay for her to say that short hair is masculine well if so then you too
    are ignorant. I am an real looking sister with dark skin and natural short hair
    and no one mistakes me for a man. However I do have people like the person
    who started this thread telling me I need to fix my hair meaning get some weave
    just because they think short hair on a women is ugly or gay although my hair is naturally and I am all woman they still say it is boyish to have short hair and it is not so get over the white man idea of beauty.
     
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