what you said was: "i don't respect women who don't respect themselves"
what you meant was: "i and society as a whole hold women up to ridiculous respectability standards directly relating to the "purity" of said women while hypersexualizing them at the same time and if you are a woman and don't fit my awkward monolith of criteria then i refuse to acknowledge your humanity"
what i heard was: "hi i'm a misogynist piece of shit, please punch me in my face"
Anonymous asked: Why are there hardly any dark-skinned women on your blog? Seems like the majority of the sistah's on this blog are light-skinned with frizzy hair (real or bought). Dark-skinned women have closer ties to the Motherland are therefore SIGNIFICANT to black culture! Those light-skinned sistahs have their roots in BEAUTIFUL DARK-SKINNED AFRICAN sistahs who were systemically raped and exploited by their white slave masters. Please diversify your collection for a FULL representation of black culture.
There are a lot of dark skinned women featured on the blog. Unfortunately, I do no share your same views. I have one cousin who is light skinned and her sister is dark skinned. Does her dark skinned sister have closer ties to the Motherland and therefore more Black than her sister? No.
This blog promotes unity, not division. And certainly not a view that light skinned brothas and sistas are less Black or African, than our dark brothas and sistas.
blunthought: Ten Point Program of the Black Panther Party: 1. We want freedom. We want power to determine the destiny of our Black and oppressed communities. 2. We want full employment for our people. 3. We want an end to the robbery by the capitalists of our Black and oppressed communities. 4. We want decent housing, fit for the shelter of human beings. 5. We want decent education for our people that exposes the true nature of this decadent American society. We want education that teaches us our true history and our role in the present-day society. 6. We want completely free health care for all Black and oppressed people. 7. We want an immediate end for police brutality and murder of Black people, other people of color, all oppressed people inside the United States. 8. We want an immediate end to all wars of aggression. 9. We want freedom for all Black and oppressed people now held in U.S. federal, state, county, city, and military prisons and jails. We want trials by a jury of peers for all persons charged with so-called crimes under the laws of this country. 10. We want land, bread, housing, education, clothing, justice, peace, and people’s community control of modern technology.