Give it a rest already.
I’ve written before about PRENDA (Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act) and the nonsense “abortion is black genocide” narrative (here). As you may recall, it’s the basis for Operation Spite Babies.
I don’t have much to add on the matter, but I do want to point out this quote about which I have been laughing all morning:
Posted in Balloon Juice Cross-Posts, Body/Health Shenanigans, Now That's Some Racist Bullsh*t, Teabilly and GOP Mendacity, War on Women
Tagged abortion, black babies, black women, racism, reproductive rights, spite babies, uterati, women's health
This is a tad old (actually, it’s only a week old, which is like a year in meme-time), but it’s hilarious and spot the fuck on and not everyone has seen it:
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“Who can write about how I feel? Who? What third person can tell me how I feel?”
“Michelle Obama Tired of Angry Black Woman Stereotype.” That’s today’s headline. Except, that’s not what Michelle Obama said. In her interview with Gayle King, Michelle Obama noted that some people have tried to paint an image of her as some angry black woman. That’s a far cry from lamenting or being tired of the stereotype.
Here’s Michelle’s interview with Gayle King:
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“Experiencing racism tends to be a worse experience than actually talking about racism or race… Talking always brings us closer to understanding.”
Melissa Harris-Perry handled Stephen’s antics very well. Take a look:
Here’s a link to Sister Citizen on Amazon. Buy it! I just did.
No icky GOP appendages allowed!
Well, well, well. It looks like the GOP Congresspeople have way too much fucking time on their hands. Or, too big a hole in their heads. The economy is in the shitter; we have our war on; too many people are without jobs, houses, health insurance, or any kind of security; life, in general, is pretty shitty for way too many people. Yet, how many jobs bills has the current GOP-controlled House passed? None. What have they done to help the economy? Nothing. What, exactly, have they done FOR the people? Why, a big fat nothing on that as well. And yet, and yet, and yet, they have time to pass shit like the “Let the Pregnant Women Bleed Out, Bitchez”* Bill as previously noted by my esteemed angry black overlady.
Many Democrats in the House were appalled and clearly stated their revulsion for the bill. They called the bill misogynistic, and rightly so. Via Washington Monthly, Republican Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) had this rebuttal:
(Click to read more about GOP asshattery concerning abortion)
A Balloon Juice-Inspired Counterargument
Yesterday, in the comment thread of my post on that jackass with his jackass theory about the objective unattractiveness of black women, the Commentariat started tossing out names and I created a post of what I called their “Dream Negresses.” (And thanks to one commenter, I will never hear the song “Dream Weaver” the same way again.)
I added another post of nubian queens today, and have combined them into one mega-gallery for your viewing pleasure. (Click on individual photos for a better peek.)
This is, by no means, an exhaustive list. Nor is it meant to be a discussion about beauty, body image, body snarking, or whatever. This post is for fun.
Sometimes you just wanna look at pretty stuff.
About gettin’ her hurr un-did.
Hey! Big news on Twitter, y’all. Apparently, Tyra Banks is talking about her hair extensions and going weave-free. Perhaps she’s trying to keep it real. Maybe some skank at da club done pulled out her weave in a nasty cat fight. Perhaps she’s trying to keep it on the lowdown no doubt. Yo, maybe she wants to imitate India.Arie: Bein’ all about “I am not my hair.” Regardless, this whole story bores me. There are way cooler black ladies who rock the natural hair. Hell, sisters have been doin’ it for themselves since since back in the DAY, yo. Shoot… I’m talking about India.Arie. Erykah Badu. Macy Gray. Lauren Hill. Tracy Chapman. Um, that other lady. Um… ooh ooh! Me!! Represent!!!!!!!
Anyway, Tyra probably hasn’t seen her real hair in twenty years. Does she even know if she still has hair?