Black Women, Property Twice

Sara Bartman/Venus Hottentot & Rapper Lil Kim  Courtesy of Str8OuttaNYC ...more

Can I comment as a man who USED to enjoy porno?  I see situations supporting this blatant lack ...more

In Defense of Monique: The Connection Between Abuse and Obesity

Hey All! Well, in spite of the old hormones, I have some good news to report - I lost another 2.4 lbs. bringing my total lost so far to (drum roll please) 9lbs.!! Not bad for September, baby steps.... I'm gonna take it down and be serious this post - don't worry, the funny will be back next time, but I needed to have a chat with y'all about something that has been bothering me for quite some time. Thanks to all of you for letting me vent (especially you Ms. Johnson). ...more



As a fellow survivor I just wanted to applaud all your ...more

Snap, Crackle, Pop

My sisters: why are we angry?  What makes us so angry that we are nearly always a step away from a snap, crackle or pop at any perceived slight, dis or insult?  What didn’t we get that we needed years ago?  What hurt are we carrying around so deep down inside of us that it courses through our veins? ...more

Supreme Court Overturns DC Gun Ban - This is Appalling

Supreme Court Overturns DC Gun Ban - This is Appalling Those of you who live in the Washington, DC metropolitan area know the increase of gun violence this past year. Majority of those of African Americans. Specifically, this past month DC has seen a number of shootings and homicides, including ten earlier this month alone. This outrageous ruling by the Supreme Court may have increase that number. The 5 to 4 ruling opinion asserts that individuals had the right to own guns for self-defense and for hunting. ...more

A Goddess's Hair Story

<span style="font-weight: bold;font-size:85%;"><span style="font-family:arial;">I do have relaxed hair, but I am going to transition eventually. I've always been fascinated with natural hair. The versatility, beauty and funkiness of the style--a style once deemed "taboo" as opposed to innately individual. Candace sent me this email and it inspired me so much because I personally can relate. ...more

Is the 2008 presidential election bad for feminism?

(Originally posted at I hear you out there--wondering if I'm crazy. How can having a smart and accomplished woman a hair's breadth away from the Democratic nomination be bad for feminism? How can having America's ingrained gender prejudices dragged into the light be bad for feminism? I'll tell you how: ...more

Which was my point.

Feminists who support Clinton are being called racist.

Whatshername ...more

Take it all off

Beware of her fair hair, for she excels All women in the magic of her locks; And when she winds them round a young man's neck, She will not ever set him free again. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe The hair is the richest ornament of women. - Martin Luther Yo mama hair so short she curls it with rice. - Thousands of "dozens" players Whatever. - Tami ...more

I agree, sometimes the best looks happen while the hair is growing out... if you want to be ...more

Oh, Sojourner...

(Originally posted at That man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches, and to have the best place everywhere. Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud-puddles, or gives me any best place! And ain't I a woman?— Sojourner Truth ...more

Nappy love or how I learned to stop worrying and embrace the kinks

(Originally posted at My hair is nappy. It is coarse and thick. It grows in pencil-sized spirals and tiny crinkles. My hair grows out, not down. It springs from my head like a corona. My hair is like wool. You can’t run your fingers through it, nor a comb. It is impenetrable. My hair is rebellious. It resists being smoothed into a neat bun or pony tail. It puffs. Strands escape; they won’t be tamed. My hair is nappy. And I love it. ...more

Obstetric Fistula: Love, life & loss

I wish I could link to this film properly, so you could play it here on this blog, but copyright issues won't allow me to. How annoying! The frequent occurrence of obstetric fistula in some African countries symbolizes the lack of prioritisations of women’s rights to health and safe motherhood. This is a brilliant film about the social stigma women face when they have an obstetric fistula. Lisa Russell, the films creator, describes the film as: ...more

Thank you so much for helping to get information about this issue out to the public.

I had ...more