Social Media, Your Misogynoir Is Showing AGAIN

(I have previously written about Lizzo, Summer Walker, and Twitter’s obsession with humbling Black women. Just click the keywords for the link!) Examples of the “jokes” about Meg Last week, Twitter joked about Megan Thee Stallion being shot and prayed for Kanye’s health in the same breath. We revisit social media’s love of using Black... Continue Reading →

Black Women Can Wear Any Hairstyle They Want

Black women should be able to switch their hairstyles without being accused of hating themselves. The assumption that a woman with kinky hair loves her blackness more than one with straight hair is shallow. It contradicts the pro black movement. We preach about loving each other to turn around and judge each other based on... Continue Reading →

The Black Community and R. Kelly

I’m disgusted by the Black community’s reaction to the “Surviving R. Kelly,” documentary. Instead of considering how serious this issue is, people have resorted to jokes. Instead of supporting Black women, Black people went to stream R. Kelly’s music. Instead of speaking out against sexual assault, Black people jumped to R. Kelly’s defense. I’m disappointed... Continue Reading →

Black Women Are NOT Your Superheroes

I’m over Black women being painted as superheroes, saviors, and goddesses. You would think these images would be flattering. But they’re not so flattering when you really think about it. Often in the Feminist and Pro Black Community, Black women are called these names when it is convenient. But both communities have a habit of... Continue Reading →

Black Victims Matter

Why do I have to say that black girls matter? Why do I have to make a separate hashtag? It's the fact that black women's lives are disregarded even in our own community. It's the fact that a boycott against R. Kelly and wanting to hold him accountable for the twenty years (and still going)... Continue Reading →

My Experience with Misogynoir

Misogynoir is the combination of racism and sexism directed towards black women. This term was coined by Moya Bailey, a black queer feminist scholar. I didn’t learn about the term until about a year ago, but I’ve experienced it all of my life. Recently, I’ve been feeling more emotional about it. Sometimes I have to... Continue Reading →

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