Social Observations

Did You Reject the Life Script of “Normal?”

Happy Mother's Day 2021

I did. If you did too, are you asking these same questions?

I can’t remember ever wanting to be “normal.”

Most days, I’m just fine with my life choices that rejected the life script of “normal.” But as I age, I find myself wondering more and more about the choices I made in my youth and the value of the script of “normal” and the price of saying no to it so long ago.


What Makes a Good Feminist?

Bad Femnism

Because certain “insults” against feminism seem dumb

First, let me be clear: I don’t consider myself a feminist.

In fact, I try my darnedest to avoid labels whenever I can. But one label I do choose for myself is that of truth-teller — I tell the truth. And I tell the truth regardless of whether I belong to a particular collective or not. In other words, just because I’m Black doesn’t mean I don’t recognize how mentally ill many Black folks are as a result of living under the White boot of systemic racism. And just because I’m a woman doesn’t mean I will give women a free pass to do all sort of ridiculous things.


Why Do Successful, Rich Women Consent to be Objectified?

Women - Sexual - Objectification

As long as we choose to objectify ourselves, human male “pigs” will win and women will continue to be victimized

A lot of men suck.

And let me be absolutely clear on this point: I don’t give three rats’ behinds if a woman is naked in front of a man. If she hints at or says NO, it’s criminal for any man to victimize her sexually.  Full stop.

But in 2021, are men the only ones who sexually objectify women? I don’t think so.