Contemplating "The Meteor"

"I am the LIVING WOMAN...not a strong black woman. I live my life, and there are times when I am very weak, times when I need my children's support or the love and understanding of a man. I always need GOD, I need black women friends. So I am not comfortable with that blanket label - strong black woman. Black women have been unfairly demonized by White Supremacist Culture and we are called 'Strong' as a way of not including us alongside other women. The purpose is to breed blacks out of the land by disallowing the black woman being acknowledged, and I'm against that. I truly believe that the Black woman is the meteor that is coming to this earth."

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  1. My breast don't look that good anymore.

    The purpose is to breed blacks out of the land by disallowing the black woman being acknowledged

    This doesn't make a damned bit of sense. Exactly what are they afraid of? Do they hate us because we've survived all the shit we've been forced to endure? Well, they need to wake the fuck up. No matter how much they throw at us, we're still here and we aren't going anywhere except out in the world to be appreciated.

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  2. My jugs look almost exactly like that. I ain't NEVA havin' kids!!!

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  3. @Ankhesen
    I ain't NEVA havin' kids!!!

    That'll keep those jugs nice and firm!!! *envy* There's a hot little mama running around the Honduras wearing my best. She owes me. hahahaha

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  4. You know what I find funny? The fact that the older generations (our mothers and grandmothers) still proudly claim the "strong Black woman" title. Even before I read this, I hated that title. I REFUSE to use it. Because I can tell by looking in people's faces when I say I'm having a bad day or when shit goes wrong, that they don't feel empathetic to my trouble. Because if WE call ourselves Strong Black women (with the subtext of "we don't need anyone to care for us, help us out, because we are not human. We're bionic superwomen!") well then, everyone else is gonna believe it aren't they?

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  5. Because I can tell by looking in people's faces when I say I'm having a bad day or when shit goes wrong, that they don't feel empathetic to my trouble.

    They just stare at you blankly and wonder why you haven't taken care of things already.

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  6. Damn! Kola broke it down like a fraction. That Strong Black Woman stereotype has lead many of us into an early grave. I've never believed that mess and never will.

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  7. Her poetry is brilliant. I can't wait to sit down, buy a bunch of her books this Fall, and read my heart out.

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