…words we all should learn to live by:
What do you love about your body?
I love my big head!
I love my hair!
I love the shape and color of my eyes!
Why do you doubt yourself?
Do you not possess the tools to be perfectly you?
From head to toe, each part of you perfectly designed to be an impact in this world.
You are all you need to be to become all that you desire.
I have heard men call Beyoncé ugly…Kim K., Halle Berry… Even when they are in full contour, there is some man that thinks they are not all that.
Ugliness is subjective.
Being Beautiful is subjective.
So what’s the standard, right?
You seek to destroy.
Continuously breaking down bridges.
Building barriers, high fences, and walls.
Corruption masked by popular culture.
The media lies covering truth.
Love your curves…
Love your box shape…
Love your short waist…
Historically men were more important that women and children. I am not going to do a breakdown of how race, ethnicity, social class, age, and religion tie into this, but in most cultures, men are dominant, in control, and considered more important. Although, great strides have been made, with Women’s Rights/Feminism and Child Abuse Protection Laws, the historical foundation of putting men before women and children, still affects us today when it comes to gender roles, wage gaps, and the rates of children who are abused, neglected, and living in poverty.
Here is a brief history from History Magazine, on how taking a bath was considered a privilege, and men received the benefit of that privilege:
Q. “Why do you think so many women who want to be married aren’t?” -Belinda Luscombe
A. “Women’s standards and requirements have lowered. And as men, we know that. We have taken advantage of it. We’ve created terms that we feed to women that allow us to exist as we do. We created the term ‘nagging.’
This is the 3rd type of award that I have received in my blogging career!!! I am so thankful to Scottish Muslimah who nominated me for The Blog-aholic Award! I am so grateful to her for her recognition of my purpose in creating my blog, for her kind words, advice, and continuous support. Please check out her blog where she discusses an array of knowledge and truth.
I read a post Black Lives Matter by an anti-abortion blogger.
As a black mother, of course the title caught my eye, but it was the statement that started my journey to a greater knowledge.
Original statement: “Four out of ten black children are killed in the womb. Black lives matter?“