So another black male quasi-celebrity has taken it upon himself to spew some spiteful vitriol at black women. Yeah, I know, and water is wet. I won’t post the cartoon, though I will post a link over to What About Our Daughters where Gina has a post about it. Yeah Kevin Hart has joined the legions of black male celebrities who seek to gain credibility by denigrating black women. Let’s make him the last one, shall we? First, I’m not posting his cartoon because I’m sick of black women supporting this shit and being complicit in their own oppression. Stop giving shade to this crap. To that end I’m calling for black women to engage in a campaign of collective shunning. It seems that every site for black women have this compulsive need to collect these vomitous mouthings like Birkins at a two for one sale. If you see it linked somewhere, and you will, post something totally unrelated. Talk about your great mani pedi, or massage, I don’t care what it is just as long as it doesn’t pertain to men and relationships. Ask your friends to do the same. We employed this technique to great effect on Mindkandy’s site. Black male trolls would descend upon us en masse determined to “enlighten” us as to why they hated us and no other man would have us. Well the black women would engage these fools and chaos would ensue. Finally one day we decided to fill their posts with totally unrelated verbiage. They’d come flying back delighted to find twenty to thirty responses, only to discover to their horror a thread filled with comparisons of various brands of feminine hygiene products. It drove them crazy, but they left us alone. Then I want you to contact the blog/website owner and let them know how you feel about them promoting hate speech.
Now, it’s come to my attention that this
piece of shit gentleman has a movie coming out based on that awful book that Steve Harvey stole wrote. I know no one who frequents this blog would be caught dead seeing such tripe so a boycott would be pointless. However, it’s come to my attention that the piece of shit gentleman is also a pitchman for Ford. (Yes, it’s not your imagination, I am rubbing my hands together with glee as I type this.) I’ve linked Ford’s consumer affairs email below. I want each of you to email them and tell them that you will never consider a Ford product as long as they have this misogynist asshat working for them. Then link the cartoon. Tell them you heard about it at What About Our Daughters an advocacy site for black women and girls. Remember, this is the only place you should distribute this cartoon, to Ford. Ask them why they’re paying someone who disseminates hate speech against black women. Collective shunning involves both not responding to what they say publicly, while steadily grinding away to make them disappear privately. It’s like synchronized swimming; beautiful and tranquil on the surface while underneath it’s a different story.
As women we control most of the money and all of the oh my goodness in this country. It’s past time we act like it.