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*So I’ve been thinking …
When Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook, I wonder if he ever thought it would be used as a platform for black women to express how miserable and unappreciated they feel …
Who could’ve anticipated Twitter becoming a vehicle for sistas to flagrantly malign black men, while portraying themselves as victims of a widespread siege against their existence …
On July 1, 1981, I wonder if Amanda Seales’ parents knew they were giving birth to a little girl who would eventually become the undisputed Q-U-E-E-N and ringleader of the “I Hate Black Men Club” …
Just thinking aloud here …
Before I started writing this … (well let’s call it what it is) – a rant … I actually considered taking the high road. After reading dozens of comments and watching several videos of sisters accusing black men of being emotionally negligent, I for a quick second thought about issuing a written apology on behalf of brothers everywhere.
But F*CK THAT SH*T – I ain’t Derrick Jackson. It’s time for a reality check.
I’m not blind. And yet, mysteriously, I haven’t been able to identify the alleged forces of evil wreaking havoc on black women. Where are these forces lurking? Who are they? And more importantly, why are these fiendish entities targeting sistas and no one else?
I say “forces” because there’s ZERO evidence to support any notion characterizing black women as victims of emotional or psychological abuse. These “forces” might as well be ghosts – because they’re invisible. They don’t exist. These “forces” should be mentioned with other mythological figures like Bigfoot and the Lockness Monster.
In fact, one could argue that black women have benefited from a measure of social privilege that black men could only dream of experiencing. But I’ll save that argument for another story.
So I wanna know: Who’s responsible for making black women feel so undervalued?
Is it the media’s fault? Donald Trump? White women? Planned Parenthood? Niggas? Who?!
Also, since I’m on the subject, what specific experiences do black women encounter that make their lives any harder than other women?
I’ve been scratching my head, desperately trying to figure out WHAT sistas mean when they say: “black men don’t protect us,” and “we go through so much.”
Can somebody, anybody, tell me – PLEASE – what types of unique hardships do ya’ll grapple with on a day to day basis?
No wait, I got it, y’all hate when your white coworkers make ignorant comments about your skin, clothes and hair. Is that what’s got y’all mad?
Or maybe it’s the way you’re belittled and objectified by rappers – even though you stay dancing and singing to their music.
Perhaps it’s because you’re sick and tired of raising kids alone – even though the niggas you choose to have babies with are either locked up, drugged up, or just plain f*cked up morally.
What’s the root cause of your suffering, ladies? And if there are multiple causes, can one of you provide a comprehensive outline of WHAT THE F*CK THEY ARE? Cause I ain’t buying it!
However, for argument’s sake, I’ve decided to provide a list of ways that black men can “step up” and help. Here it goes:
1) Black men across the U.S. can take shifts hiding behind trees and bushes. When one of us suspects a black woman is being mistreated or disrespected in public, he can pop out of the bushes and intervene to “defend” her.
2) Black men everywhere can pay to have their balls removed. This procedure may cause us to be less masculine and more docile (bitchmade). Under these conditions, black women can take over as the leaders and decision-makers within our communities, while black men follow whatever instructions we’re given. That’s what sisters want anyway.
3) Black men can start taking sensitivity and women’s studies courses to develop a deeper sense of understanding and empathy for the emotional trauma that sisters allegedly experience. Fuck how we feel and what we go through – black men should ONLY be concerned about the welfare and psycho-emotional health of black queens.
4) Black men can store rose petals in their pockets and carrier bags so they can be thrown at the feet of all black women walking in public. This will give sisters more confidence and ensure they feel like royalty – even if their lives and decision making skills are pure trash.
5) Black men can take more of a traditional approach and (literally) slap some sense into y’all women. The impact of our cuffed hands on y’all’s faces may knock your equilibrium straight. Just a suggestion.