By Amber Butts Female octopuses die from anemia and exhaustion 2-10 months after they give birth. They spend those months protecting and cleaning their eggs. They do not eat. As my body spread over a cold chair and a doctor said words I did not understand, I shook. I took two pills and waited for… A […]Read more "My womb is not a burial site: What is motherhood to Black women facing abortion & the loss of their children?"
Why is it always about race?? she asks with feigned innocence. Again. My eye twitches. I give a half smirk, half scowl and search the ceiling for answers and strength. God? Forgive me as I wet my full lips to prepare to drop this informational bomb: Have you heard A Seat at the Table? The […]Read more "why is it always about race? : a gist"
When A Culture Produces This Much Sexual Assault, It’s No Accident… It’s Patriarchy Patriarchy is ‘the’ culture that gave birth to the ‘isms’. 1st sexism, then classism, than racism, etc. It is hierarchical; (rich) white men at the top and they dominate and control everybody else…(white) women, poorer white men, and the ‘rest of us’. […] […]Read more "When A Culture Produces This Much Sexual Assault, It’s No Accident… It’s Patriarchy (a repost)"
I like to assume that no one reading my blog thinks poorly of Black women, but you never know. I got into a tiny online feud last week with an unconscious “man” of African descent who said I was probably made from an R. Kelly song lol. You have to give this man respect. Uhm.. where? […]Read more "Black Men, We Need To Do Better For Black Women! (a repost)"
I enjoyed this piece mostly because it was written by a man to men on their shitty behavior [instead of an angry woman who is fed up. I hear you, sis, but it’s time men take that responsibility]. In a patriarchal society, of course some men learn that they can do anything. Say anything. Have […]Read more "ain’t sh*t men [a reblog]"
I hate to admit that I watched a tiny bit of local news this week. I saw plenty of coverage of the Planned Parenthood “shooter”, the San Bernadino “attacks” and the Chicago protests….. but NOTHING in regards to the case of the inhuman Daniel Holtzclaw. Not a peep. In short, Holtzclaw is/was a POLICE OFFICER […]Read more "Black Every Friday"
Rape culture is the worst kind of teacher our kids are learning the most from. Heavy. ❤Read more "sons"