I don’t have time for your respectability politics.
I don’t have time for people who police the bodies of black women.
I don’t have time for people who police the sexuality of black women.
How the hell is Nicki Minaj responsible for the Jezebel stereotype?
A detrimental stereotype, created by white men, that was utilized to justify the rape of black women.
A detrimental stereotype that robbed black women of their sexual autonomy and identity.
Why are people so afraid of a black woman’s sexuality?
As a black woman, I support Nicki Minaj 3000%
I’m disappointed that you would send such a message.
This white feminist recently told me, an African woman, that all African men beat their women and wants to save African women from them.
What the fuck??????
I was in complete shock.
Is this a common belief?
because these statements are bullshit.
It’s a common stereotype. They believe African men are inherently abusive. These white feminists are demons.
Black power is for Black men when Black women are expected to laugh at all the jokes that Black men make about Black women who were victims of domestic abuse. Tina Turner, Robin Givens, Rihanna. Ain’t nothing new.
Introducing Screamin’ Jay Hawkins:
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, was an African-American shock rock musician. He rose to prominence for his powerful, operatic vocal delivery, and wildly theatrical-avant garde performances, he sometimes used macabre props (like the skull he’s holding in the picture above) onstage, making him an early pioneer of Shock Rock.
HE PIONEERED SHOCK ROCK.
The reason why I bolded these statements is because people (mainly white people) claim Marilyn Mason pioneered Shock Rock when these claims are erroneous(I’m a Marilyn Mason fan myself ). Screamin’ Jay Hawkins was a massive influence to Marilyn Mason’s music, performances etc. Not only Mason, he also influenced bands such as Black Sabbath, The Cramps, Alice Cooper, and The Horrors.
Hawkins’ most successful recording, “I Put a Spell on You” (1956), was selected as one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.
Don’t let his legacy die, keep his legacy in your memory.
Oh, this is also directed to those who claim black people can’t be theatrical and/or Avant Garde.