Sometimes being a black woman can feel like a rock and hard place. No wonder African American women are one of the most religious groups in the country.
Racially misogynistic dyads that degrade black are prevalent in popular culture. Here are some examples:
If you are light, you are conceited & stuck up
If you are dark, you are homely
If you are poor, you are hood rat,
If you have an education & a good job, you too independent
If you are undereducated, you are welfare queen
If you have wear weaves, you are phony
If you are wear your hair natural, you are unprofessional
If you speak your mind, you are angry
If you are quiet, you are invisible
If you fat, you are lazy
If you are physically fit you are still fat.
The disparaging surveillance of black women’s bodies even when they are in top condition. World class athletes like Serena Williams and Olympians, Jessica Ennis and Louise Hazel, are the model of physical fitness, but are branded as “fat” and unfeminine. Read more at the URL below
As a black woman you ignore a great deal of what is presented in the media or you loose you mind. I am loosing my patience with True Bllod.Is Alan Ball purposely drive me insane? In the first season Tara had a crush on Jason Stackhouse, then she began an affair with Sam Merlotte and when he started to get serious she dumped him. Then came Eggs who was the sacrificial lamb for all the evil done under the sway of Marianne. In her grief she attacks Sookie who basically set up Eggs’ murder and then puts the beat down on some racist rednecks with the help of Franklyn who seems extraordinarily interested in Sookie and Bill. With no rhyme or reason the vampire-hating Tara becomes fangbanging slut. WTF????? She’s loud, ornery, aggressive and now a whore the day that she buries the love of her life? Is there any stereotype that Ball will not stoop too? Luckily Rutina Wesley is happily married, like quite a few black women, but I guess that is simply out of the question to tone Tara down just a notch?