9.13.2012

Bitchfest



Lot of stuff happening in the news, Black women.  Let's get some chatter going!

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  1. I want to start with Taylor Townsend, who was mentioned in the previous Bitchfest.

    Explain to me how a kid who's rank No. 1 IN THE WORLD in junior tennis can be a cause for health concern? You don't rank #1 by being a lazy fat-ass. I thought that sort of went without saying.

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    1. Oh, yeah. I've read about that and it infuriates me.

      And I agree. Taylor cannot be number one of she was a lethargic player. I just smell the racial hypocrisy in this already. I don't know if anybody remembers Jennifer Capriati,but just in case you don't, see too, was an iconic player and she was thick as well.

      The reason that I brought her up was because of how some members of media talked about her weight,but no tennis organization told her to lose weight. I could be wrong,but the only person that noticed the weight was Jennifer herself. She went up and down. She still continued to play in spite of her weight. There was another girl( I forget her name) a couple of years ago who was thick and it was more noticeable. Again, I didn't see any tennis organization telling her to lose.

      It just seems that Taylor, Serena and Venus are being made examples of. It's like in their own subtle way they are telling these women " Black women are fat,don't be like them". I was on another website talking about a new "reality" show( I don't know why they call it that when it really isn't) featuring full-figured women on them. I could be wrong and I hoping that I am,but from the commercial aspects of it, I didn't see any Black women on it. I was looking at some of the women, a great deal of them about Taylor's size or bigger. I find it ironic how they are called " beautiful"" gorgeous" and how much our society should accept buxom women.

      Ain't that something? EBONY has been doing it for ages. Lots of Black women have accepted and loved their buxom bodies, telling the world to love themselves. What do they get? They have attitude problems, they are ugly, obese. Voluptuous women like Marilyn Monroe and Jane Mansfield was celebrated for their beauty and bodies. Beautiful Black buxom women like Monique are told that they are obese.

      I bet that if you put Taylor up against Jennifer(if she were still playing tennis) and say who were the obese one, guess who would get called obese. Both women can weight the same thing and society always will use the "obese" mantra for Black women while they will always try to glorify the White ones.

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    2. Oops! in the third paragraph on the seventh line, I intended to say between " and " and "how" " ..and to tell us how much our society should accept buxom women".

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    3. "website talking about a new "reality" show( I don't know why they call it that when it really isn't) featuring full-figured women on them. I could be wrong and I hoping that I am,but from the commercial aspects of it, I didn't see any Black women on it."

      M I used to watch this one from last year but they never got it renewed- http://www.thefrisky.com/2011-08-29/not-the-city-tlcs-new-reality-show-big-sexy-about-plus-size-women-in-ny/

      Is the new one different?

      I completely forgot about Jennifer.

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    4. Now I know that I'm not crazy.I just seen a commercial about it and it wasn't an old one three days ago.By that time I turned the channel,there was no mention of the title of it. I'm still looking for it.I could be wrong about it.

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    5. What kills me about that whole thing (so point about black women who are toned but thicker still being called obese) is that most white women do NOT pull off "thick" well at all. Capriati was a power player if I recall, her arms are no joke, but she didn't have a curvy body with an enviable waist to hip ratio like Serena does. Thick, muscular, and powerful yes, but curvy no. Not masculine, but I just noticed that a lot of white women, in addition to having flat butts, don't have real waists either. Their hips and waists will be a 1:1 ratio, and if they gain weigh, the waist becomes the higher number.
      But time and again, I'll see white women with stick legs and big bellies and back rolls but they are NEVER called out for being fat. And skinny ones with stick legs but no waistline will be called perfect.
      Monique has done a great job of toning up but being thick and so has Queen Latifah but I notice that a lot of black people even want to pile on them too. A LOT of black people apparently love to hold Monique up as the example of the ugly, sloppy, obese black woman.

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    6. Agreed..I've seen white, latina, and asian chicks built like a Pittsburg Steeler linebacker......no neck, no waist....just a block o'woman......be called lovely, thick, & sexy....me lookin' like a 3pc (breast, legs, and thighs) size 16/18 5'7".....I get called fat.......FTW

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    7. Girl, I am going to have to steal that phrase..."lookin' like a 3pc" That is awesome. But it really does describe so many black women.

      I'll admit to being fat for sure but yeah, my belly and torso are much narrower than my big butt and large breasts. My stomach doesn't stick out at all. And I wonder, seriously, I might want to change it but how is this a BAD thing? Why would this be so revolting to a straight man? So I might have too much and I admit it but I also take pleasure in still being shaped very much like a woman.

      But apparently I'm one of those ugly and obese black women but as you said, the women who look like a linebacker or a Buddha statue are the "thick and sexy" ones.

      However, I see all of those women with flat chests and butts and big bellies get all kinds of dates. Go figure.

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  2. I was really irritated by that. I know I should be used to it because of the utter vilification of Serena's PERFECT body, but every now and then I get angry when I read something like that. I'm mad now just thinking about it so I can't even form a decent reply.

    Is there any possible way she can sue them or something?

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    1. USTA reimbursed her family for the fees they paid out of pocket so their daughter could compete anyway. And they're saying it was a all a "miscommunication."

      M is right. Black women were never intended to dominate tennis, so the ones who are, are being made examples of.

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    2. You know that Jason Whitlock (please google him to get the full effect of my comment), has called Serena fat and out of shape too.

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  3. That worked my nerves. You got people either bitchin about Serena & Venus body's on how man;y they look but then want to compare Taylor to them saying she is fat. I mean make up your minds. Either way you still have a problem with black women's bodies.

    But what they don't really want is another exclusively white sport to turn out like the NBA or NFL.

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    1. But Venus and Serena, who are totally different body types, just remind me how people only see one thing when you have black skin. Venus is taller, very slim(but called manly and fat), and Serena is much shorter than her (but still a taller girl), and pulls off being curvy AND muscular which a lot of women can't do.
      But people act like they are exactly the same. So you know what glasses they wear when looking at us...
      What the hell kind of vision do you have if you can look at Serena's breast and ass and see "manly"?

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  4. I was a little disturbed by a post, on a blog named, Abagond a while back about Black women Empowerment blogs/sites. Basically it described all of them as pseudo-cults where Black women seek White men to better themselves. The fact that it was quite hard to read the post let alone the comments upsets me. I did not expect something like that from his blog. *major face desk*

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    1. "Basically it described all of them as pseudo-cults where Black women seek White men to better themselves."

      Unfortunately, the ones I did run into were of this mind-set. White Men = The Way, The Truth, and The Life. Black Men = Road to Hell. This wasn't a conclusion I came to after 5 minutes. More like a whole year and a half.

      Abagond also did a post earlier where he called out the Black men's equivalent to such blogs, were the fetishizing of white women was also off the scale. There was one run by a man in particular that most of us dubbed 'Uncle Ruckus' after reading just an excerpt from one of his blog posts.

      Basically, date who you want without putting down the opposite sex of your racial group in the process or a whole bag of justifications.

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    2. I saw that post actually. I love alot of the BWE sites becuase there is alot of good stuff on there, but they do have the tendency to go off of the deep end. Abagond wasn't completely incorrect. There was a falling out a year and a half ago over this with alot of the followers. I was with BWE during it's inception, and I truly feel that it should be EMPOWERING. But sometimes...

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    3. @TheVoiceOfReason - If you can point me to some that aren't signing "Get You A (Rich/Blond)White Man" as well as "Your Easier-To-Ascend Biracial Children Will Thank You" devotional hymnals, I would be grateful. Trust me, The Blasian Narrative's set-up was a great relief.

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    4. I do understand that there are some I've come across that gave that kind of message but to label all of them as such it a bit much. I haven't read his blog Uncle tom post but ill check it out.

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    5. I can't follow Abagond's blog b/c he lets every kind of comment through. It's about like reading a comment on Yahoo. I mean, it's like I'd want to take a sheet of paper on the bottom half of my screen before I tried to read his posts.

      But Ankhesen has talked about those crazy websites and also had a "Nita Jade Hanson" award for those black women who worship white men, love to give advice on what black women need to "fix" about themselves to deserve/earn a white man(funny, since non-black women certainly don't have to FIX anything to get a black man or get advised that by other white women to my knowledge), and then, so I've read, get attacked by the white men they worship so if they dare to "offend" white women which usually amounts to not agreeing with them(also thanks to Ankhesen's blog...she does the work so I don't have to dive into that)

      Why are there black women who think that the epitome of "empowerment" is to be a white man's concubine? And no, that's not how I see all interracial relationships but chasing after racist white men who will throw you under the bus for a white woman is something that we are supposed to have been FREED from. Going back to the days of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings is not empowering.

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    6. @Leo Princess, thank you...exactly, it is ridiculous to put every person of a certain race on a pedestal whether it's your race or not, but I cannot stand the people who feel the need to tear apart black women to justify why they date White, Asian, non-black Latina women. Let's see, if you don't think black skin is pretty, I don't care. I live in America. It's not hard to understand how someone adopts that mentality. But you do not need to act like Black women are a pox upon humanity just b/c you don't care to stick your penis in one.

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    7. But Ankhesen has talked about those crazy websites and also had a "Nita Jade Hanson" award for those black women who worship white men

      LOL - you remembered!!!

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    8. @Leo Princess

      You and I both know that most of them aren't going to make it plain. There are s few post out there that make it plain as day, but I am not going to go looking for them. I really don't read them much at all.

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    9. "But you do not need to act like Black women are a pox upon humanity just b/c you don't care to stick your penis in one. "

      slow clap

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  5. Okay, why are black women's bodies always vilified? Serena has an amazing natural body. She has real body parts. Why is Kim Kardashian and all of her plastic parts held up as the epitome of womanly curviness?
    And we have seen that elite athletes come in a lot of sizes. Some are muscular, some are long and lean, some have less than perfect bodies.
    A good example of a tennis champ who didn't have a the stereotype of an athletic physique(in my opinion) was Lindsay Davenport. Awful figure. Plain face. Don't recall her looks being attacked. Steffi Graf was never easy on the eyes either. Can't remember if she got called out for it. I've known other athletes who didn't have bodies that were anything to write home about. But they were still great athletes. A lot of that is genetics. At a certain point your body is what it is.
    White women typically get treated like they are way better looking than they are. And black women get treated like they are way uglier than they are. So we have white 4's getting treated like 8's or 9's, and black 10's getting treated like 3's.
    I'm so over it. I mean, if this girl is out of shape, than I guess when she is IN shape she could beat 2 or 3 white girls at a time. So many people concern trolling over the "health" but she wouldn't be winning if her body didn't like her current size.
    And I saw her, she looks solid and strong.
    But why is this surprising when the Williams sisters regularly get called ugly, manly, and fat?

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    1. Davenport and Navratilova actually came out swinging in defense of Taylor, saying this how teenaged female tennis players are often treated. They're called "fat" and barred from most foods. It's a great way of breaking the athlete's spirit.

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    2. That's good to hear b/c I think Navratilova had negative things to say about the Williams sisters in the past (or am I blaming her for something someone else said).
      There is definitely this idea that female athletes should have sex appeal but as I said, the standard for "pretty" is blond and white and we all know how American fans will cheer a white blond Russian over the black American girls. So she will never measure up looks wise for them.
      I'm sure they are just mad b/c they don't have some white blond girl to push ahead of her.
      But they will always do this. If it wasn't her body, they'd probably have a problem with her "attitude" or some other invented reason.
      What is also annoying to me is how many black people like to parrot this nonsense? What is it that makes black people want to pile on nodding on agreement about whatever white people want to pathologize about us? Esp. when it pertains to black women. It's like they feel special saying "See, all black women are ugly and fat" (with the implied, but not me, b/c I'm a special black snowflake).
      It is a shame how often being an athlete, which SHOULD put you in the upper percentiles of health and fitness actually lead women to unhealthy and self-destructive behaviors.

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    3. I hope not. In case she did, she should be the laaaassst person to that.They have their blond girl in the sport,but that's it. She's no more than a pretty face and on the arm of Enrique Iglesias.She don'then even have to do anything, just stand there, look good and she's won the game. The Williams sisters work hard and they are questioned about who and what they are.

      Black people shouldn't follow some things with their White racist critics and this one of those things that shouldn't be so quick to agree with. When were criticized for something like this, there will always be a racial overtone in it and always will be. Nobody took Jennifer or Lindsay( Thanks, for naming her. it was her that I wanted to also mention as well and she was bigger than Taylor)out of their tournaments. Then you got Anna. Though she is pretty, that is all she is. Yet, she doesn't do anything on their courts. They should get rid of her. I think she's more known not only for her looks, but because of Enrique Iglesias. Otherwise, she is just there. If that would have been a Black women, like they did with Taylor, she would have been out from the court in a second.

      I'm try to be careful when criticizing one of my own. Some of the Black people that are criticizing should do the same. Sometimes when you find a White person doing it to us, most it's not about the matter at hand, there is a racial overtone with it like , for example, Chris Brown. No doubt that he didn't make the best decision in hitting Rhianna, but you seen all of those anti-Chris sentiments being spread about him. I remembered looking at one website seeing all of those letters and the words were do diabolical, until the person let out all of their racism without them knowing so. Yet, when Rhianna got on a Dutch magazine about calling her a "N----B----" those same Rhianna " supporters told her to put a muzzle on it.

      Since I was a child, my folks have always taught me that I couldn't do the same that a White person can. Its not that Black people cant do it, we will always be called out on our "faults" and will pay for it. They want to bring Chris Brown down,but revere Charlie Sheen who also have done his wife the same exact way, with movie offers and comedy gigs( Thank god that Chris saved his career,by ratting out this point about him)

      This what is happening to Taylor and the Williams sisters. White tennis layers can be thick..or be pretty and lazy like Anna and you will still have a career. Let that have been one of them. Poor Taylor have been kicked out because of being supposedly out of shape. Black people should give White racists something to hide under. They say that it be about, in his case, weight,but lets be real, this is about them hiding behind the curtains and being too much of a coward directly telling them that they are "n"s. That is all that it's truly about.

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  6. Posted this on our Facebook, but I'm saying this here as well - Scandal, starring Kerry Washington, is now available for streaming on Netflix.

    ...So why it is I'm having trouble pressing "play"?

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  7. You know what Garcelle Beauvais recently had an interview with a Haitian American site Kreyolicous, and they were asking some really rude questions.

    http://kreyolicious.com/interview-garcelle-beauvais-on-dating-haitian-men-black-men-and-passing-on-haitian-culture/5890/#comment-14563

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    1. I read about that on Clutch. The line of questioning was ridiculous!

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    2. Why are black women who date/marry white men questioned like that? Aside from the women on those crazy BWE blogs, I think a lot of black women who date/marry white men decided to date who asked them out. That's it. I have friends married to white men. They do not hate black men. They do not think black men are unattractive. Many of them only dated the one white man and unlike their black boyfriends, he was the one who proposed(my theory is that the same education and good job that makes black men so "valuable" only makes a white man somewhat "marketable" so they aren't looking at the possibility of being in demand for just having a good job). You don't hear many black female celebrities go on the record trashing black men b/c they happen to be with a white one. The same is NOT true of course when it comes to black men. They will happily "justify" their choice by pointing out all of the ways that black women are awful and not worth their time.(I especially love the "they are all fat" line when they seem to adore huge white women).
      It also seemed ridiculous since she had clearly been in relationships with black men and had previously been married to a black man who is the father of her oldest son. So one black husband, one white husband, and clearly she now hates black men and thinks she is too good for them? WTF?
      One of my friends, who recently got remarried to a white man got the same kind of treatment. All of her adult relationships as well as her first marriage were with black men, yet she went to some dinner with people she'd known growing up with her new husband, and she saw someone text to his wife that "of course SHE married a white guy."
      Why are black men picking white women given a pass, even when they openly express hostility and hatred for black women, but black women can clearly not have a preference but get attacked?
      They aren't asking Kanye West or John Legend why they are engaged to non-black women. Or the myriad of other black men who aren't.
      Hell, I've had a black man tell me to my FACE how magnificent Asian women were. More than once. At no point in my life have I ever thought anything was better looking than black, and even if I did, I could not see saying to a black man "ewww, white boys are just so hot!!" Even if I believed it. Which I do not.

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    3. It's even worse if you say the same about Asian men.

      You can date/marry every race of man on the planet,but when it comes to Asian men, the interrogation is even deeper. You see it on the blogs, YT clips and even some people have said they been through that.For some guys, it's an insult for them. There is a little exception to it: some are a little " understanding" of you admiring an Asian Indian,but those from the Far East? They just don't get it.

      If it is true that Garcelle said what she said, then she should take her words back. From what I read, the White husband had cheated on her. I find the hypocrisy to be so annoying. It's like they are saying that it's ok for a White or other non-Black men can get away with murder and they are still good,but when a Black man does it, they are the scum of the earth. Ive been on websites and see Black women call a Black man that hurt hurt them " Damaged Black men," but a non-Black who does it is never considered to be such. Garcelle and others like her should be honest. They are about the race of the man,not this character. I don't see what is the difference between a Black men cheating on you and a non Black one doing it. It all hurts the same.

      I love seeing and celebrating IR/AMBW unity,but for people like the ones mentioned on here, they really give it a bad name. I mean, when I wake in the morning and look in the mirror, I see a Black woman and I have no problem with being that. Thankfully, Ive never heard the Black men in my family spoke ill will of Black women. To me, when a person does that, they are putting down themselves.I have no problem with Black men as I've dated/was engaged to one. I also have no problem with non-Black men either,but I'm not going to pretend that any possible disappointments that may come from one is lesser than one coming from a Black one simply because of who they are.

      Those Black men/women who are in IR/AMBW unions because of who they are and think they will do beter with them are ignorant. They can't run from reality.People like that are insecure. Sooner or later , the very things that they were trying to run away from in a Black person may be found in the very person they didn't believe would be that way.Look at Halle Berry. She's dated/married Black men and she dating a White guy. I don't know if Halle had thoughts of "the grass is greener on the other side",but lets say that was the case with her. The worst man that she have had was her White ex. Any non-Black man that downgrades her because of her race and wants to raise their child them to be something that they are not is racist! I feel so bad for poor Nahla. It would make me sick to my stomach to know that he dad doesn't think much of her. He can't if he's disrespecting her Blackness. I wouldn't want that racist bloodline going through my child.

      I don't know why Garcelle and her son's father parted ways. Now that she's come out with her interview, I wonder why did they divorced. Did he cheat on her? Did she pick her former husband because she thought that White guys didn't cheat? We may never know the answer to that but in case she did it for that, her ex should be a sobering lesson of how going to another race of people for the wrong reasons doesn't always guarantee happiness.

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    4. I'm not sure we're in agreement. Halle Berry dated a white guy and it blew up in her face but I think Halle Berry isn't good at dating men. Sex addicts, cheaters, men who dumped her. She's been hit before so I'm not sure that even a gold digging white men could be called the worst man she's been with. He sucks, but so did all of her men. I just think she might not know how to pick a good man and have a healthy relationship, but she's not unique there. And she made the same mistake of not vetting a man before she let him plant his seed.

      I wasn't aware that Garcelle Beauvais was somehow hailing white men as the miracle cure. She had a black husband who is the father of her oldest son, she had a white husband, and the only quotes I'd seen were calling out the cheating white husband.

      Like I said, black women get attacked a lot more for dating out than black men do, and people seem to jump to a lot of conclusions that aren't supported by facts.

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    5. Oh, I definitely will agree with you about black women..no doubt.I just think that it's expected that Black women are supposed to be the " beggars" to men, while everybody get to have the fun, then when they see that the White man is the one who is revering you, they can't take it

      You must forgive me, from time to time, I do misinterpret posts. I read it again. Still, my thoughts about those guys like the one you mentioned remains.As for Halle, you do have to feel for her. I have always sympathize with her. I don't know how true it is ,but it was said that she's sought therapy since the age of 11. I know she spoke of her parents having problems and maybe that could play a role in it. If you ask me, I think that she needs to break away from men and just focus on herself, until she figures things out.Far as the men in here life, I agree that all of them sucked to the core.

      While I can't say what I ever went on in Halle's home ,I only go by what he she says, I said that he's the worst man because of the words that came out of his mouth.His former girlfriend said that he was a " borderline" racist and I can believe it after what Halle said. Physical pain doesn't feel good,but neither does emotional pain. In some ways, it's worse than physical pain.

      I thought that he was the worse man because of the possible added mental scars he have inflicted on her.. and possibly the daughter. It's a good thing that Halle is no longer with him. I could only imagine if she would have stayed in it for many more years. Halle is a grown woman and while no abuse is good for any human being, she may know how to handle some things a little better ,but her daughter is a kid. She still learning about the real world. I could imagine her ex just spewing some ugly racist name/comments to Halle or maybe to Nahla. She could have( and still can if she's raised by her ex) developed a serious problem because of it.

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    6. Wow those are terrible journalist, either that or they were really trying to bait her as of she'd have a fit.

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  8. You know what I do have something else to bitch about? What ever happened to TELISU? The girl still posts on her Tumblr but it seems as if she just dropped off of the face of the planet. I know her brand needs some work but she could really make it if she tried. Shoot you cant be any worse than Nicki Minaj. Not to mention that most K-Pop groups are manufactured anyways. I am really disappointed in her for disappearing like this. I was really waiting on seeing her music video! Shoot we even have folks on Youtube dancing to her tune. I'll post this link below.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7NZaelP6yo

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    1. I was actually thinking about her last week wondering what happened to her. As a Kpop (idol) act it won't work unless a Korean company is backing her (and I mean full support) because her audience will be Korean. She has an uphill battle on that front.

      Unless she tries to do what Chad Future did, but he has his own money to fund himself independently, and most people still don't know if he is trolling or not.

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    2. Im hoping that she wasn't let go because of those racist trolls. Though I'm not a fan of Kpop, I was( still am) hoping that she and other minorities like her can have a successful career in Kpop. If Kpop isn't careful, its going to die. Between their racist fans, management and lack of individuality( like Psy) in their music, they will be the death of their industry.

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    3. Some of these Kpop fans are a special breed. I'm convinced one of their biggest fears is that one of these dudes is going to run off with a black chick. When ever any of them mention a black woman, they hit the 'panic button' Bang Young Guk from BAP mentioned liking Jill Scott and they flipped over that. Zelo, also from BAP mentioned wanting to work with Nicki Minaj and fans called her a "Nigger" and made nasty remarks about her "Black girl ass" (This was on tumblr months ago) Rain drools over a Lil Kim poster, and she becomes a slut/whore who's enticing pure/innocent oppa with her Voodoo Pussy.

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    4. "who's enticing pure/innocent oppa with her Voodoo Pussy."

      LMAO!

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    5. LMAO indeed!

      Seriously, more and more kpop idols mention their appreciation or love for black American female celebs (Jay Park also said he loves Nicki Minaj) and many fans get mad. I don't think that they (those who are delusional and insecure about black people) are that afraid of seeing their oppa dating a black woman (the chances are few) but their upset reactions have more to do with keeping kpop and its idols purely 'Asian' to the max, away from black influence and culture (which is ridiculous as kpop and khip hop is heavily influenced by black music) and general American 'trashy' stuff (their words, not mine), away from girls and sex. Well, they would even love to see them stay celibate all their life so that their fantasies of dating them would not be ruined lol

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    6. Don't get me started on Black women in the Asian music scene.

      I'm old and we have little patience for the hot mess that is the K-Pop scene.

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  9. I got one more thing to gripe about. If you haven't seen it Ankh's facebook page, the news or on the YT, eventually you will hear about it. Looks like brother Mittens have put his foot in his mouth again by saying that most of Obama voters are dependent on government aid( c'mon let just say it for what it is by saying that they are lazy non tax paying minorities) and said that he basically tried to use Latino voters by using his grandfathers birthplace to draw in the votes. Wow, looks like Mittens and his friends are getting more honest and desperate for the votes.

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    1. The more I watch, the less I'm certain that Mittens and his team have the slightest clue what they're dealing with. This is a Presidential election, not Prom King.

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    2. Exactly. And I thought Sarah Palin was dumb? Some people just can't stop putting their feet in their mouth. Mittens just keep digging a hole for himself.

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    3. Compared to Mittens, Sarah Palin's a freakin' genius. There's no way he is taking running for President serious. This is all a game to him. Guess when you have 50 gazillion dollars, you've got to amuse yourself some kind of way.

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    4. I have to give Sarah credit. She may not have not have been the brightest bulb on the tree,but at least she was sure about her decisions and she didn't say things that could probably get the states on more trouble than what it's already in. Mittens just don't know when to shut up.

      Sometimes, I don't think he wants to be president,not that I want him to be such. I agree. I do no think he is serious about the campaign. I just think that he wants to be seen.

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  10. I maintain that Field Negro worded it best:

    "When Mitt was hobnobbing with his big money friends at the home of one of the owners of my hometown Sixers, he never expected that there was a possibility that one of the servants --who, to him, might as well have been a piece of the furniture in the room -- might be taping his every word and movement from a cell phone."

    That's just...*shivers*...Shakespeare.

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  11. Is anyone under any delusions that Queen Ann Romney is getting treated with kid gloves by the MSM? If Michelle Obama had acted half the way that Ann has acted, they would be excoriating her. Hell, they've jumped on the First Lady's back for much, much less.

    I swear...Ann Romney might as well just say "Let them eat cake." and be done with it.

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    1. I noticed, too. Not sure how much of the treatment is due to her being white vs. her having MS as well as being white.

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    2. It's all about the whiteness. If she didn't have MS, she'd still be treated like this.

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  12. A new wrinkle to the Nina Simone Real Person Fan-Fiction saga: http://strugglingtobeheard.tumblr.com/post/32066830128/jcoleknowsbest-jonesydaking-so-treu

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  13. I watched the trailer for the new Bond movie this weekend and had very little initial reaction except for making a mental note to check out Naomie Harris.

    Then, the next day, I remembered that post about how Zoe Saldana being constantly paired with white men was starting to wear a little a thin.

    So I’m most emphatically not a “nuthin but a brotha” kind of gal. I think that black women should, both onscreen and in real life, pair with all sorts of men. But I thought back to the trailer and that glimpse of a seemingly steamy shaving scene with Daniel Craig, and I wondered if Naomie might be headed the way of Zoe. Physically, I think they’ve got similarities—very thin, golden brown complexions, effortlessly pretty in a way that’s easily identifiable to white people. And both have an affect that’s not off-putting or distressing to white folks, plus Naomie seems to have the same level of fame and visibility in the UK as Zoe does in the US.

    From what I know of her body of work, she seems to be about as discriminating as she can be about the roles that she chooses given her highly circumscribed position as a black woman in Hollywood. But it seems like maybe she’s on that short, indeed, two or three person long, list of acceptable black women romantic interests for white men on film.

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  14. I've noticed that about Naomie as well. She's always paired with white men, this is one of the reasons why I was excited to see her starring opposite Rain in "Ninja Assassin" and we all saw how that went. *Eye roll*

    It's interesting because Aaliyah didn't kiss Jet Li in "Romeo Must Die", but they had her slobbing all over the very white (And sexy by the way..) Stuart Townsend in "Queen Of The Damned" Naomie Harris and Rain don't have any intimacy, but she's rolling around with her white male leads.

    I'm starting to think that some of these white male producers/directors/producers and writers want certain black women to themselves. As long as white men are behind these films, I doubt we'll see any BW/AM action. I'm convinced the only reason we saw that steamy kissing is "Akira's Hip Hop Shop" was because a POC was behind the lense.

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    1. "I'm starting to think that some of these white male producers/directors/producers and writers want certain black women to themselves."


      That's why I am skeptical about that article talking about the test screening of the kiss that Jet Li and Aaliyah had that was cut out of RMD. Naomi/Zoe/Halle etc...All kissing and having sex with white men, but people were supposedly up in arms with Aaliyah & Naomi with Asians.

      So up in arms that you can't even have the scenes be a part of the DVD deleted scenes.

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    2. That's why I am skeptical about that article talking about the test screening of the kiss that Jet Li and Aaliyah had that was cut out of RMD.

      As am I. Whenever a white dude's behind the camera, the Asian typically doesn't get the girl, unless it's a white girl (Tekken, The Warrior's Way), and it's done so ludicrously that people kind of roll their eyes at it and move on.

      Put a black dude behind the camera, and James Kyson Lee ends up smooching Emayatzy Corinealdi and pulling her clothes off. WTF???

      So up in arms that you can't even have the scenes be a part of the DVD deleted scenes.

      Real talk. Black women are never going to let go off the deleted shower scene from Ninja Assassin. Never.

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  15. New topic...can we talk about Elizabeth Warren claiming to be Native American. White people love to claim that one. I actually saw a comment where someone said "no one makes black people prove they are black." And I'm thinking, well, as AWESOME as we are, no one is exactly trying to give up their privilege to join our party.

    But Native American is one that let's them take advantage of benefits, sound exotic, but still be white. They don't pretend to be black b/c once you put that out there, you give up your whiteness and they aren't trying to do that.

    She might be a Democrat trying to win back Ted Kennedy's seat in Massachusetts but that one irks me. Especially reading her bio. This lady was able to stay at home for years ,not start practicing law until she was pretty old, and yet is a tenured professor at Harvard Law and now a Senate candidate. And I remember when Derrick Bell was trying to get Lani Guinier hired and they were not trying to have it. White women can stay be housewives until they are 40 and still leapfrog over black women who never left (Madeline Albright's trajectory was very similar).

    I'd love to hear some thoughts on this one. And I have another topic to add later about white women complaining about all of the jobs going to black people...

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    1. Oh, wow. Just love when they reach waaaaaaaaaaaay back into their family history so that they can piggy-back on a culture that they don't eat, live, and breathe. You know what? As soon as I can figure out how to exploit my couple genetic drops of Spanish and Scottish heritage, I'm going to milk that for all it's worth. Why should they have all the Special Snowflake-ness?

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    2. Seriously, we don't get white privilege from their ancestors raping ours, but they want to claim diversity points b/c they heard a rumor that great, great, great grandma was a Cherokee princess?

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    3. Y'all are seriously killing me. *dies laughing*

      Elizabeth Warren was trifling for that ish and needs to issue a clarification. Be that as it may, Scott Brown is still a worthless piece of shit for trying to make this a talking point. What does Warren's heritage have to do with jobs? Healthcare? Taxes? Education? The war? Who gives a fuck?

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