25 8 / 2014
A White woman acquaintance once asked me, “why do you think it’s so hard for a Black woman to find a good man?” And I said, “It’s really simple. You see Black men don’t have any issues with talking to women of other races; whereas men of other races have issues with talking to Black women.”
"Why is that?" she asked.
"There’s your answer," I said.
"You’re asking the wrong person that question. You’re asking ME why a man wouldn’t want to talk to me, a Black woman, when you should ask the men why THEY have issues."
See the problem is that Black women always get the blame. If we don’t have jobs, it’s our fault, if we don’t have husbands, it’s our fault. Now I believe in personal responsibility, but to ask a Black woman why men of other races have issues talking to Black women, really doesn’t make much sense.
24 8 / 2014
I have been debating if I will watch season 5 or not. At first I wasn’t going to watch, and if this wasn’t the last season I wouldn’t watch but I’m curious to see how they’ll
fuck up present this show this final season.
Something I want to get off my chest. I think the writers of BE really, really FUCKED UP when it came to Richard. They had a wonderful character, and it was like the writers didn’t know what to do with him. You know what they should have done? Read the goddamn fanfic. It’s bad when the Richard fanfic was better than the Richard story lines they had.
So I asked myself, “why did they fuck up Richard’s character so much? Why didn’t they have a good story arc for him? And I think I know why. It’s the same reason TV needs to have more women/POC/gay/disabled writers and producers. Too many times, white/Christian/abled/straight men see things from a point of view that is restrictive. I remember in the 90’s that a white critic complained about the last name of a black female character; he said, “Black people don’t have last names like that.” So he, a white man knows all the last names that black people have…good to know.
Richard was a disabled character and I think it was hard for those abled writers and producers to see him as a human being. There was no reason they couldn’t have written a love scene for him and that always bugged me about his character; everybody on the show has sex and we see it (this is HBO after all) but for some strange reason, we can’t see Richard in bed with a woman, even his wife.
So I’ll watch, but I know it’ll be fucked up and I’ll miss Richard too.
11 8 / 2014
The funniest thing about Shark Week so far? Last night I was watching and one of the commercials was for some local lawyer and I had to laugh. A lawyer advertising during shark week? To funny.
01 8 / 2014