Black People : what is a lady?

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  1. napturaltwistie

    napturaltwistie Active Member MEMBER

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    I would like to know what is your entire definition of a lady?
     
  2. Deepa

    Deepa Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I agree with your other post about the labels and separation of women vs. ladies when a lady is a type of woman, therefore inseparable.

    Woman deals with the biological, physiological and psychological development of a female into adulthood. It carries with it the acceptance of caring for responsibilities and development of self by self.

    Lady is more of a societal subjective label for classifying a type of woman. It deals with the behavioral and subsequently external persona of a woman, as defined by a certain group or individual. Usually there are a set of said standards for classification such as: way of dress, public and private behavior etc.
     
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    Deepa's definition parallels mine. If I might add...it is another box we want to use to put someone in to create yet another class(ism) use to further feed into the notion that one person is better than the next.
     
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    My definition of a lady is woman who is sophisticated and has moral & values. A woman who respects her body. Not some ghetto hootie mama.
     
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    Why can't a 'ghetto hootie mama' be called a 'lady'? Why can't she be 'sophisticated and has moral & values'? According to your definition that is, Enigma_01. . .
     
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    A ghetto hootie mama is the opposite of a lady. Ignorant, rude, fast, no class etc etc...

    If she was sophisticated and has moral & values, she wouldn't be a ghetto hootie mama. A Lady wouldn't present herself in the manner which I described the 'ghetto hootie mama'.
     
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    ummmm...ghetto "hootie" lol dont think i know that one lol
     
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    Do ladies come from the ghetto?
     
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    Pharaoh Jahil Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Yes, but not all carry that manner. It's not so much for them being ghetto, but how some present themselves. Being ghetto isn't necessarily a bad thing but it's the 'hottie mama' that's unexceptable.
     
  10. Deepa

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    Glad you clarified that. Growing up in a ghetto shouldn't be used as a way to pre-determine the amount of class, sophistication or intelligence of a person. We shoot ourselves in the foot when we do that while talking about improving ourselves by not accepting society's defining us.
     
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