Cara Dee

20 year old who was established in 1-1-94 in Indiana near Louisville, Kentucky. :) I'm a reader, writer, poet, and music lover who enjoys art and beauty. Before you follow me, please skim through and read it, because if my posts offend you, don't follow. I don't have a filter on me.
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We all conditioned to hate the black woman and her form. Our bodies and curves are demonized.-

Yup. We can’t be  sexual, desirable, seductive, and sex driven and still be seen as “pure” and “worthy.” It also transcends to those who are dark-skinned or monoracial. Women who are standard can afford to be “sexual” and still be seen as worthy of love and respect. Great point by Voodoo Chile indeed. 


Black bodies have been dehumanized since our horrific introduction with European culture and white supremacy. The white gaze has despised, violated and objectified the Black female body. The narrow European (and Black) standards of beauty have to be dismantled all together. Not all Black women have big hips and big butts. Not all have small waists. This photo set, though only limited by the amount of photos that could be uploaded, attempts to broaden that standard of beauty to include Black women of all shapes and sizes. 


Eva Andressa

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I’m tired of the naked, raped, beaten black woman body. I want to see an image of black femaleness that alters our universe.
bell hooks in conversation with Melissa Harris Perry over the representation of black women in films, like 12 Years A Slave, at the event "Black Female Voices: Who is Listening?" (via unapologeticexistence)










Everytime a Black man wants to prove they got it worst than Black women.







This kind of “black masculinity” kushitekalkulus is pushing for kills more black men and boys than it does black women. By leaps and bounds.

So even if he didn’t care about black women at all, he still part of a problem that kills black men.

He has not allies on this blog.

Death, life expectancy, homelessness, incarceration, education… black men are disadvantaged to black women in those arenas by leaps and bounds.

I’m not trying to erase black women’s problems and how black men are complicit in them and their erasure.

But this idea that black men are unilaterally better off as a whole “because male privilege” is patently false.

Black men are not “white men w/ race disadvantage.”
Black men and boys problems are a gender issue as well.


And the humanity rights will always be more for the best interest of black men than women. So black men use those statistics to say, “Fuck black women, we’re more important.” And we know that. Black women are disadvantaged to black men because they’re women and it angers me when people won’t concede to that just to get the point of across of black male oppression. You can do that without pretending black women aren’t shoved under the causes. We all know black men are leaders of the community due to Black Patriarchy. 

Because it’s factually incorrect.

Black women’s issues ARE shoved under the rug.
The abuse and death of black women is shoved under the rug.

But the idea that black women are more disadvantage d to black men as a whole is patently false.

And black men are leaders because of Black Christianity. That’s the primary causal mechanism of black patriarchy. The black church.

But black women are the most devout demographic, keep dragging their children to these churches and keep paying these “leaders.”

But pastors are the minority of black men.

There’s more men and boys suffering because of the status quo than there are men who are benefiting from it.
They are NOT acting in the best interests of black men and boys.
The fact that you think they are is part of the problem.


Yes, they are. They’re shoved under the rug because it reveals black male privilege and how many of the issues black women face is due to black macho behavior. Black women are disadvantaged TO black men. Whether white men see black manhood as a threat to white manhood is vastly different than being a male alone. The reason why white men have more of a vendetta to black men is because of the battle between who is the more “dominant” male race. It’s a fight for power rather than oppressing them for being “men.” They’re oppressed because they are BLACK men, which counters white masculinity. Black masculinity has always been a threat to white men. That is why white men have geared anti-blackness (this impacted black women of course) to black manhood. Just because white men have their own competition with black men doesn’t excuse their devaluing and proclaiming black women’s bodies and minds. And it’s not due to Christianity, it’s due to misogyny and patriarchy that has been around since before white supremacy. There were gender roles and women’s subordination to men way before the black race met the white man. The claim of Christianity being the main cause of black male dominance is erroneous. It just enhanced once white supremacy came into the picture. It doesn’t even make sense considering the idea of Christianity was something brought over by European colonists. 

I am a man.
Telling you.
These men are not acting in my best interests. (Intentions be damned.)And you think you can speak for whether or not they are?
You cannot.
So have a seat.

You’re not making any sense any more, if you understood why what you’re saying is so wrong.

So read a book.

And look at the statistics I’ve shown you elsewhere.

Because I am done.
You historically blind, intellectually dishonest, ideologue.


No, but I would rather hear an opinion from one with an objective viewpoint on black womanhood and masculinity than someone who clearly can’t grasp structural advantages and privileges. I don’t know why people twist my words because I did not say they were for your best interests. I said black men will shove black women under the rug to promote the best interests in black men and boys. Whether they do it for good reasons is neither here nor there. At the end of the day, more black men will genuinely advocate or pretend to be for the best interests of black boys and men whether than hear what black women have to say about their own marginalization. And given the history, those analysis presented cannot be trusted. I find it funny you brought up dogmatism when your viewpoints and failure to separate BLACK manhood to analyze gender roles and gender privileges remains grounded. Considering I never rejected those claims, but simply said they held no ground to support black men not having structural advantages over black women. And that black women do not have black female privilege the way black men have black male privilege. And I just gave you an example as to why that was, but you chose to ignore it.


In Photos: Portraits by photographer Jalani Morgan.

It’s always strange and a bit surreal to me when I look at a photograph of strangers and somehow manage to feel as though the person behind the lens has so aptly managed to capture the essence of those pictured. Perhaps it’s a bit of romanticism on my part, but I can’t help but feel that way when looking at the work of photographer Jalani Morgan. What may on the surface seem to be a simple portrait becomes an intensifying three-way relationship between the subject, the photographer and viewer.  A two-dimensional image is brought to life and in a matter of seconds, upon gazing at Morgan’s portraits, I have no option but to feel a close connection to the unknown faces captured by his lens.

Jalani Morgan is a portrait, fine art and documentary photographer. 

Born in Toronto, Ontario, and raised in Scarborough. He was influenced by his parents’ teachings of the African Diasporas and politics and through that is interjected into his art. 

He produces work that investigates the representation from the African diaspora.

Currently he is studying at York University in Toronto obtaining his degree in Anthropology and African Studies.

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"This isn’t about who has it worse."

Actually, I love pointing out structural privileges among hierarchies. I think it’s only healthy and safe to not pretend our oppression is on the same plane. Yes, we are pretty much talking about who has it “worse” because if you truly care about intersectionality and racial equality, you would do all you can to dismantle structural privileges instead of pretending it does not exist when it benefits you.


Oh it’s @dyelllla with Solange

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Belouka Almonacy

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Oblivion to your blackness isn’t optimism; it’s deadly naivety.