Discussion in 'Black Women - Mothers - Sisters - Daughters' started by NNQueen, May 21, 2003.
A sister speaks out . . .
R. Kelly is gonna do 5 minutes worth of jail-time if that--come out and become a minister--you heard it here first.
But in the meantime, Chocolate Factory (his latest album) is selling well. We gotta keep him able to buy blank tapes so he can keep recording his intimate moments with kindergardeners.
Does society paint Black women as brazen hussies or hot-to-trot Jezebels?
Do we fit black girls into the paradigm of “asking for it.”
Is the black community past due for a deep look at itself when it comes to how we avoid dealing with sexual assault and exploitation, particularly in our homes?
Justice will handle it all in due tyme ..................
Of course we've always been painted with the sassy, "Sapphire" brush. All lil girls are "asking for it" in the sense that they dress too provocatively and act a lil too sexually mature. Now, I'm not saying they deserve to be molested/sexually assaulted because of their attire. But when you're in a setting where there's members of the opposite sex, scantily clad lil girls and no adult supervision--something bad is gonna happen.
We're waaayyyyy past due for a closer look at how we deal with sexual assault and exploitation............
OHMAWGAWD---KEME ACTUALLY MADE SENSE WITHOUT BEING INSULTING----if I'm dreaming don't wake me...................
Great input Keme!! Now . . .let me paraphrase the article at the link and get your thoughts:
To fight racism and hostility in the workplace, the Black family was where most if not all Black men and women turned to as a source of refuge.
The article states, this is why Black women rejected the feminist movement in it's early days, because part of it's political platform was an attack upon the patriarchical structure that exists in traditional families and Black families adopted the same structure.
The article goes on to say that, as a result, Black women have deliberately ignored "valid critiques about patriarchy and the price to families is short-sighted. That impulse, combined with the caveat against “airing dirty laundry” is about as effective as the Catholic Church’s in-house handling of abuse."
Do you think that Black women have silenced themselves by NOT facing the truth about sexism in the Black family by ignoring it in order to save face in public as well as to try to keep some sense of peace at home? To quote Audre Lorde: “Your silence will not protect you”. What do you think?
keme on hit good question!!!!
Keme...you answer my questions! Nah!!!
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