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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Guilty As Charged

A while ago, I did a post on the fact that Black women are beautiful, contrary to what the people at Psychology Today would have us believe. I meant well. However, I have recently been reminded that the discussion about Black women's beauty rarely, if ever, includes trans-women. Yep. I did it, too. So, here you go. The original post, as it should've been written, had I done it properly. In celebration of all Black women...

Have you seen the article in Psychology Today spewing the "scientific" and "objective" news that Black women are the least attractive people on the planet? Nope, not kidding. (Click on it; it gets bigger and readable)

Now, the first time I heard about this, I thought it was a joke. An unfunny joke but a joke nonetheless. Not because I don't think racism like this exists but because it was printed in Psychology Today, a reasonably respected magazine. Then I thought the people who had first told me about it simply misunderstood. Perhaps it was a study on the cultural attitudes that make white, mainstream America see Black women as less attractive. Still no.

This article "uses science" to actually "prove" Black women are the least attractive women around.

So...where's the outrage? Where's the disgust? Especially among the white women and feminists who would be screaming if such a thing were said about white women. When I first heard about it, it was easy to think it was a joke because it was being treated as one by the white women ~ white feminists ~ in the conversation. Another time I wish I was joking, but I'm not. But these are the same ilk of women who created the PUMA attitude when Barack Obama won the nomination for President.

You know that "sisterhood" women like to claim they have with each other? Where the hell is it when this kind of racist misogyny gets legitimized in such a public forum?

Because, yeah, these are some ugly people...


 










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5 comments:

Bill Dameron said...

What an ugly article by Psychology today! Unbelievable.

CrackerLilo said...

I'm still disgusted that in 2011, such bigoted opinions can be presented as "science."

Gay Soldier's Husband said...

They obviously wouldn't know beauty if it bit 'em in the ass.

Neo-Prodigy said...

Thank you for the remix. ;-)

Rose said...

Hi Pobble and Happy Thanksgiving! There was some outrage but not enough because Psychology Today immediately fired the guy who wrote it and he retracted his statement. But racism is still around and those who are bigots really do try to blanket it hidden into research or science. All women of every race and hue are beautiful. In fact, the only one's I've met or thought was not was due to negative attitude. Beauty truly comes from inside. But still, the article was really stupid and for the person who wrote it, he lost a lot of credibility. The women you listed are very beautiful indeed.