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And your point is...WHAT, exactly?@@
Women ARE strong, intelligent, and independent, especially when they are making their OWN choices regarding sex and reproduction. That applies to ALL women, not just those in a particular group. Feminism was all about giving all women OPTIONS, including the option NOT to be a mother unless a woman WANTED to be one.
The sadness of the women's movement is that they don't allow the necessity of love. See, I don't personally trust any revolution where love is not allowed.
The woman who employed my educated mother to clean her house never quite saw her as a sister in the struggle for equality.
Well, itís no secret that Iím not a fan of feminism. I donít believe that it had anything to do with Black womenís lives. I believe we already had our own brand of feminism, because Black women have always worked. Our ancestors Ė mothers, aunts, grandmothers, elders in the church- have been balancing work, relationships and marriage, well, since forever. We failed to uphold the lessons that they tried to teach us, throwing it away for something that NEVER had our families in mind. I canít be a Black feminist if Iím being separate from the Black men in my life. Just doesnít work for me. Thatís part of the reason why there was no real Ďconflictí for me when it came to Obama vs. Clinton. Am I Black or Woman? Iím both, but Iíve been in this country long enough to know:
1. Being Black is the true designation of my life
2. Being separated from the men in the community has not done us any good
3.ĎSisterhoodí is a one way street; Iím a Ď Sisterí, when Mainstream Feminism wants something from me. When theyíre done, then Iím kicked to the curb. I understood long ago that Miss Anne wasnít studdiní about my Black behind, and I donít think Iím alone in that realization.
said before that I wasnít going to hold my breath waiting for Mainstream Feminists to defend Michelle Obama. This was a job that those of us who cared would have to take on our shoulders.
Their silence has been quite instructiveÖ.donít you think