I’m done with the ‘Wishing your mom ‘Happy Fathers Day’ debate. I shouldn’t have brought it up. However, I do stand strongly on my opinions on Fathers Day and that won’t change much.
Ya’ll have a good Sunday. Also, the NBA Finals Game 3 is today and I will be at work. SMH. That fucking sucks buffalo dick.
Hell, I didn’t want to write this, for people to know that I am a bastard and that my father didn’t, for whatever reasons, didn’t want to meet me or have anything to do with me. Fearing that if everyone knew that, they would look at me as if I was weak.
Then I think, “You are a Black Man in America, son…you got 999 problems and being looked upon as weak is only one”
People are going to think what they about you, that shouldn’t prevent you doing what you need to do or living the way that you choose to live.
But, when it comes to your kids, you gotta throw all that pride, all that “I’m a man” shit, all that “I can’t stand that bitch”, whatever your hang up is, toss it out the door.
They’re your children(s) and that trumps everything.
And people are wishing mothers ‘Happy Fathers Day’
Mothers Day was in May. SMH. I don’t like it when people say ‘Happy Fathers Day’ to mothers. I’m sorry. I hate it.
a post i agree 100% with and an idris elba gif…perfection.
well fuck you! Who asked you? I can choose to wish my mother, happy mothers day and happy fathers day if i damn well wanna. Fatherhood is a role not a gendered occupation.
chill. as someone with a shitty biological dad, i can understand the reason behind saying it, but plain and simple my mom IS NOT my father. Shes awesome, and i could not ask for a better woman and mother, however, no amount of care, awesomeness, love or support from her makes up for the lack of my biological father. hell even my stepdad, who is awesome, doesnt make up for that.
No doubt ya mom is great. But shes not your father. She cant be. Suppress it if you want, but it will come out…been there done that.
Its just my personal opinion. I don’t like it. Mothers Day is in May. Its time to honor the great fathers of the world. No sidejokes. No BS. In addition to, honoring the father-like figures in your life. If you want to wish your mother ‘Happy Fathers Day’ that’s you. Me? I will not. I don’t like it.
Also, I know plenty of women that don’t like being wished ‘Happy Fathers Day’ because they are mothers and don’t see the point of it.
Steve McQueen, award-winning director of Shame, on people’s reaction to the casting of a black woman, Nicole Beharie, as the lead (white) character’s love interest (via fuckyeahwhitetv)
I love everything about this quote except him equating his invisibility with hers because it’s not the same. Not saying his is any less significant, but making the black female the “love object” in a mixed cast ensemble isn’t the same as placing a black man in the same position. Chiwetel, Idris, Denzel, Will, Jesse, have been that multiple times. Not many black actresses can say the same.
I didn’t like him equating his invisibility with hers either. But I’m kind of obsessed with this particular quote (and the context in which he said it) that I’ve been wondering if that part isn’t about the interracial relationship so much as the visibility. So it’s about the end of the quote (where are the Black people in these movies), not so much where are the interracial relationships.
I think the first half and the second half of this quote are separate things though, he’s not saying producers wouldn’t have cast her in the movie, but casting her in that specific part was unrealistic to some people. He’s talking about the idea Nicole being wanted emotionally by a man like Brandon and equating that with his blackness, which just doesn’t work for me. Equating it with the resistance to casting black actors in movies period, and especially as leads does work for me though.
No I understand what you’re saying. I agree. I’m just asking if that bit isn’t connected to the latter part because of the convoluted way in which he speaks. He tends to talk around things that’s hard for me to follow so I’ve been wondering at that injection for a while.
Even when a black man is defending a sista, he is somehow still wrong
How come we’re not mad about that?
you do realize that this dude
ain’t laughing with you, right? He’s laughing at you…all the way to the bank
- Chris Brown: OMG WHAT A FUCKING ASSHOLE HOW DARE HE BE FAMOUS WHAT A DICK.
- Michael Fassbender: *cricket*...*cricket*...
- Sean Pean: *cricket*... *cricket*...
- Gary Oldman: *cricket*... *cricket*...
- Charlie Sheen: *cricket*... *cricket*...
- Matthew Fox: *cricket*... *cricket*...
- Sean Connery: *cricket*... *cricket*...
- David Hasselhoff: *cricket*... *cricket*...
- Mel Gibson: *cricket*... *cricket*...
- Christian Slater: *cricket*... *cricket*...
- Bill Murray: *cricket*... *cricket*...
- Gary Busey: *cricket*... *cricket*...
Yeah, it’s going to be a long 6 months before this movie hits the theaters.
Today was the last straw with this bullshit that The Daily What put out, because there’s something else at play that I can’t get with.
People are more concerned with a political or sociological agenda than they are with the actual victim.
First, let’s get one silly notion out of the way. Rihanna owes you nothing. How self-centered of you to even assume so. All she owes is herself peace of mind. She’s the victim and she gets to rationalize her trauma anyway she pleases. If it means following Chris Brown on Twitter, so be it. If it means collaborating with him on a song, then so be it. You don’t need to understand it, all you’re required to do is respect it.
Secondly and this is what disgusts me the most of these anti Chris Brown people. If you are going to consciously distribute pictures of her battered face and copies of the police report, do us all the favor and admit you do not give a fuck about Rihanna. This is only a publicity stunt for you and your blog, because she has stated on multiple accounts how embarrassing those photos are to her. We’ve seen the pictures and read the account, you don’t need to rehash what’s already been told for the past three years. If your motive is more focused on demoralizing Brown than respecting Rihanna’s wishes, you are disingenuous as fuck and taking advantage of a vulnerable situation for your underhanded cause.
Lastly, if you’re going to focus on Chris Brown, please be sure to do the same when a celebrity (who’s not Black) does the same shit. I cannot recall how many times I’ve talked to feminists who will swear Chris Brown is the spawn of the devil, but act completely oblivious about the likes of Eminem, Charlie Sheen, Mel Gibson and their similar actions. The irony of all this is how content Rihanna has become with the situation, while the victims of the other White men get virtually no attention, although they’re vocal about their experiences. If you’re satisfied with degrading a young Black man for his abusive ways, while glancing over the older White men, you need to take a long, hard look at your motives and what you’re really trying to accomplish. You’re just playing into subtle racism by suggesting Black men are more violent and hypermasculine. This is similar to the fight on misogyny in Hip-Hop, while Country, Rock and Pop are overlooked.
Reblogging for reasons, mainly this.