Update: I wanted to make sure readers understood the seriousness of how attaching any labels related to women’s empowerment in using a
Trojan Horse compromised representative will cause far-reaching damage to the black women in particular who embrace it. Other women in protected groups can afford to toy with concepts because they have a safety net in place..
Delegitimization is the process which undermines or marginalizes an entity by presenting value judgments as facts which are construed to devalue legitimacy. It is a self-justifying mechanism. (Wiki)
Delegitimization Theory describes a “categorization of groups into extreme social categories which are ultimately excluded from society“. (Wiki)
Who is more likely to be excluded? I contend this is yet another form of post-BWE undermining meant to derail progress.
This won’t take long. The editors of Ms. Magazine just sacrificed any shred of credibility they had left on the altar of short-term financial gain in using Bouncy as the embodiment of their ‘movement’ (see their tag line). They used a stock photo and didn’t actually interview her, so it exposes such folly as a desperate attempt at promoting fake Girl Power for profit.
It’s good to know where people stand on certain issues. I’ve cancelled subscriptions for less heinous offenses, so lucky me my wariness at buying into a ‘movement’ that I’ve long questioned yielded good results since I won’t have to. I suppose Rihanna
don’t hold Chris Brown accountable for nearly beating me to death will be next?
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This is interesting. The House of Miu Miu released a fifth installment of its The Women’s Tales series — a project of commissioned works from top female directors around the world — which also highlights key pieces from the Italian brand’s Spring 2013 clothing collection. The short features Gabrielle Union, Adepero Oduye, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Goapele and Alfre Woodard. Sweet!
“In the film, characters arrive at the door of a friend in need, bringing something of themselves,” DuVernay explains. “Eventually, we witness our heroine ready to walk through the door on her own. The door in the film represents a pathway to who we are.”
If you’re getting over a break-up why not do it in style, with fabulous friends? See the film after the jump.
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Being tender and open is beautiful. As a woman, I feel continually shhh’ed. Too sensitive. Too mushy. Too wishy washy. Blah blah. Don’t let someone steal your tenderness.
Don’t allow the coldness and fear of others to tarnish your perfectly vulnerable beating heart. Nothing is more powerful than allowing yourself to truly be affected by things.
Whether it’s a song, a stranger, a mountain, a rain drop, a tea kettle, an article, a sentence, a footstep, feel it all – look around you.
All of this is for you. Take it and have gratitude. Give it and feel love.
Here’s a clip from the BBC about Martha Makuena, an African woman from the Congo who emigrated to Beijing more than a decade ago. She operates the city’s first official African hair salon – and look who her clientele includes! What does it say about the appeal of black women when so many people want to emulate our style?
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Girlfriend get your BA or JD, MD, PhD or MDiv AND your MRS!
Congrats to Priscilla Chan, aka Dr. Chan aka Mrs. Zuckerberg!
She’s every woman….meaning her potential is your potential however that manifests itself. This isn’t about chasing after a life partner but ATTRACTING those who will love and support you best! Sure, you can do it on your own…but why should you have to? Sometimes, it takes more STRENGTH to be vulnerable than live with false bravado.
Continue reading “Smart Black Women Will Craft Their Own Asian Woman Marriage Playbook”
Yes, they’ve been immortalized as
Ken & Barbie dolls!
It’s hard to believe how quickly the year has flown by. It’s already the One Year anniversary of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. I’m making observations with regards to how women can use their Charm Offensive to position themselves for higher-caliber marriages and business relationships.
Continue reading “In Honor Of Kate & Will’s Anniversary Let’s Reaffirm True Compatibility”
Alrighty, after some of the recent social upheaval and blogger dust-ups my planned forum posting schedule is slowly being integrated. Finally! I’m with those of you who are like-minded enough like this >_< to keep it moving. We’ll continue sharing and exchanging affirming and practical information we can all apply offline as we continue on our life’s journey.
One of the most often asked questions women have is how to best approach men. Well, my reply is you don’t! Women Must Not Be The Aggressor. Men have to take initiative, otherwise the burden of pacing a relationship will fall to you. Don’t get locked up behind bars in “Superwoman” jail. Be free!
Continue reading “Evaluating Men For Alliances & Marriage Series #15: Non-Verbal Cues Expressing Interest”
Wouldn’t you know some younger woman at a celebrity forum posted a hilarious quotation made by this infamous femme fatale born at the beginning of the 1900’s who has left us a few pearls of wisdom before departing this mortal coil. My pride was dinged a bit to have missed them thus far, but I’m pleased to see evidence of wisdom from the Millennials. So, I’m sharing with you lovely ladies!
Zsa Zsa Gabor is an actress known for her glamorous image and numerous marriages. She is from an era when women knew how to use their assets and celebrity women did so without apology. Think Pearl Bailey. Lena Horne. Sophia Loren. Elizabeth Taylor. These women are undoubtedly sexy and alluring but classy in appearance.
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Every woman should know how to flirt and coo like hummingbird with functioning men regardless of her sexual orientation. A man appreciates being reminded of his masculinity – regardless of his sexual orientation. We’re all drawn to happy, confident and smiling people. Honing a witty repartee is a highly valuable skill.
This not only benefits a woman seeking romantic connections. It helps in finding mentors and developing valuable business alliances. A man can still be in a committed relationship but serve as a key ally helping you. Men want to feel their significance and where the politicization of feminism stumbles is in pushing women to view them as inadequate or combatants across the board. This attitude posits women prettify themselves out of weakness in deference to patriarchy, when the opposite is true.
Continue reading “Do You Enjoy Being A Girl? #2”