Black Women : Jezebel Stereotype

Discussion in 'Black Women - Mothers - Sisters - Daughters' started by Destee, Sep 24, 2004.

  1. Destee

    Destee destee.com STAFF

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    My Dear Darling Sisters and Brothers,

    I've just spent the last little bit of time reading this web page, which is linked below. I found it as a result of Brother Isaiah posting this thread, JIM CROW MUSEUM OF RACIST MEMORABILIA. Thank you Brother Isaiah.

    With so many threads in the community right now, talking negatively about Sisters, continuing to tear us down, instead of lifting us up as they should be doing ... i thought this thread (visiting the site below and reading the information found there) might help us regain our focus.

    The Black woman has forever been the victim of harsh and unfair depictions, and in this day and time, to have our Brothers continue in this vein ... by not properly counting the historical violations put on us that continue through today ... only violates us all the more.

    As a Black woman, the information contained in the link below caused my soul to ache. Then i return to share it with my Family, knowing full well that there are way too many threads, right here in our own home, that continue to perpetuate this evil.

    My Brothers, we need you. We needed you then, and we need you now.

    It's up to you whether we'll have your love and support.

    I look forward to everyone's comments.

    Jezebel Stereotype

    Much Love and Peace Family.

    :heart:

    Destee
     
  2. MrBlak

    MrBlak Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    That was not a nice read but a necessary one. I knew about much of that stuff they said. I am glad they mentioned "monsters ball"....that jezebelle image is alive to this day. *smh*

    Blak
     
  3. jamesfrmphilly

    jamesfrmphilly going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    you have that without me reading any article :luvu:
     
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    I just read the article and it was a good read, but none of the guys here are calling black women whores and "Jezebels". I understand where you're coming from, but the fact is these threads are born of frustration. I know that there are plenty of things for black women to be frustrated at black men about, and we often read about it and see it in the media, on TV, and everywhere else. Just because we are frustrated with black women doesn't mean we don't sympathize and don't want to support you.

    I was once told that if I had such a problem with black women then I should date white. I replied that if I wanted a white woman I would have no problems, because I can get one of those if I want. Apparently, they like something about me. But I WANT a strong, loving relationship with a BLACK woman, so obviously black women are important enough to me to constantly endure all the frustration and rejection that comes with wanting one. I think some of the other guys would tell you the same thing. If we didn't care, we wouldn't be here. But we need to vent sometimes just like you women. Try not to take these threads personally; men don't usually have anywhere to go with this stuff and if we can't talk to OUR women about it then who can we go to? Surely you don't want us talking to Snowflake about our issues with black women do you?
     
  5. Destee

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    Thank you Brothers for responding.

    Brother James ... it's good to know that, thank you ... :love:

    The fact that there are so many negative, general, and broad comments made about my Sisters and i ... i thought i needed to ask for yall's love and support.

    :heart:

    Destee
     
  6. jazzymoonchild

    jazzymoonchild Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Des,

    Thank you for bringing this issue the level head that it needed.
     
  7. CarrieMonet

    CarrieMonet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Interesting...That entire site is a trip!! :thinking:
     
  8. kente417mojo

    kente417mojo Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I have to agree with Solo on this one. I don't think badly of sistas as a whole. I just think we should all be realistic about the world that we are living in. Black women can be beautiful, no one doubts that. Black women can be strong and loving also. Not all are though. Same as us brothas. We can work hard, stick around for our children and turn the other cheek when you slap us in the face first. We're not all bad. I just think some women don't like knowing that some men won't just settle because you're a black woman. I would never say all black women are loud, materialistc, uneducated tramps, but I will say the majority of the ones that I have come across have a few of those attributes. Black women are the ideal mate for the black man, but if I never find a black woman to share my life with, it isn't because I turned the good one's away. It's because there were none around worth my time and effort. But I do love the sistas on the site. It's a shame I only seem to find good sistas hundreds of miles away.
     
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    Reading that article had broken my heart. There is so much for me to learn about my history not only as an African-American but as a black woman. There are girls today that are my age and younger who don't know what name white society has put on us as a black community. Most but not all of them are promiscuious and think nothing of it. And because of that some of our young men believe that all of us are that way, and don't carry much respect for us. I have never heard of a black female being called a Jezebel before and that is very insulting. More importantly our men just not need to support us but its about time that we as a community educate our future generations strongly on our identity as a people!
     
  10. islander

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    I think that sisters and brothers need to stop the name calling on both sides of the spectrum. We've all been through some nonsense and have had to deal with someone who didn't appreciate us, or took us for granted. What we need to do is stop highlighting the negatives and just learn from it. We can sit here and analyze and evaluate all we want to, but what a lot of us don't do is think about what those situations, and those people, taught us. We're supposed to come out of situations as better people. We shouldn't doubt the qualities of a particular gender or race because of the actions of one, or a couple of people.
     
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