To Wear Makeup Or Not and Further Explorations into Black Femininity

Posted: November 13, 2013 in General

Must read post discussing the ongoing struggle between Black Feminism and Black Masculinity.

The Uppity Negro

One of the many navel-gazing pasttimes of Americans in the 21st century is to look at celebrities with no make-up.  Wait, let me be specific, we look at female celebrities with no make-up.  I’m not even sure the genre of male celebs in no make-up even exists.  Over the past years we’ve seen

the good

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the regular

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the plain


the bad


Recently, I came across a picture of Kerry Washington without make-up and she fit well within the realm of “the regular.”  She looked like the tens of millions of women who go to work day in and day out without make-up–average.  Average doesn’t mean bad, average simply means that you fall, percentage wise, within the apex of the bell curve.  For those of you who have been living under the proverbial rock, Kerry Washington is the actress who has slogged through many character-actor movies and finally hit the jackpot…

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  1. revmatthews says:

    Did you escape that other blog with your testicles intact? It’s sad when someone shoots the messenger, or, worse, shoots an ally. You can’t win a war that way.

    Much (certainly not all) of what is called “Black Feminism” is simply a pale imitation of the White brand, as is most of what we call “Black.” In many cases, it tries to identify Black men as the enemy, when in many cases, the worst critic/predator of the Black woman is other Black women.

    Yes, I said it.

    Remember Gabby Hayes, the Olympic gymnast? After her Olympic triumph, who jammed the Twitterverse with criticisms about her appearance?

    Black women.

    I don’t mind a lively debate with feminists of any stripe about the proper roles of men and women, but I reserve the right to express my opinion in what should be an adult environment. I won’t waste time in so-called “safe” places.

    Sandboxes are for children.

    • DesiBjorn says:

      LOL @ sandboxes are for children. Yo Rev you are so on point, we were definitely about to get castrated in there. But I didn’t realize she was taking it there until after I had responded to her last reply to me and she never approved the comment. Then I read where she responded to you threatening to ‘shut our shit down.’ So I sent a post requesting she remove all my comments from her post and she deleted my unapproved reply and left everything else so it looks as if she got the last word and ‘shut my shit down’ and I ran away with my tail between my legs or something. I guess that was to impress her “safe” place affiliates. Smh.

      But I definitely agree that there are some major problems with Black Feminism when it patterns itself after White Feminism. I think the evidence of that is the way that it pits Black women against Black men.

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