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  1. Umar has his heart in the right place and I get he's trying to close the rift between black women and black men. But, what he doesn't get is that women of all "races" by nature are feminist, and what I mean by feminist is that women are self interested at the expense of men, at least when times are good. For example, once women no longer need the brawn, brain and resources of men directly, women discard men. Point in case, every country that's seen a rise in its technological and economical base, along with making accessible a form of no fault divorce, sees women initiating divorce en mass in record numbers. This same phenomenon happened in the US (especially in the 70's) with the introduction of no fault divorce coupled with a variety of government set asides and parental powers given to women that men don't have. This sky rocketing rise in divorce, which was initiated by women mostly, was more stark among black people but affected all "races." What's important to note, the reason given by these women for these divorces was "dissatisfaction", a very small percentage of women claimed abuse as to the reason why they initiated these divorces. Black men, this will make sense to you when you go to "developing countries" like the Dominican Republic, Brazil or if you go to any of the countries in Africa. Once these women in these developed countries find out you're American, believe me, women treat you very well, because they see you as a come up. Read Dr. Warren Farrell's "the myth of male power", and he has a book, I think it's titled, the gender wage gap myth, or something like that.

  2. Kiyana Cofield says:

    So if you don't buy into Umars bullshit you must be a victim of abuse ?

  3. Kiyana Cofield says:

    So if you don't buy into Umars bullshit you must be a victim of abuse ?

  4. Reena Walker says:

    What you also have to understand is this notion that black males don't control anything systematically so therefore are not oppressive to black women, is not only false but a way of deflecting (something this guy is an expert at as he does it every time he speaks apparently) away from the fact that the oppression still happens at the hands of black males toward black women in every area of black life. They do wield power and benefit from male privilege when they are in the home and they push the notion that violence is an acceptable recourse if their rules aren't followed.

    Black women who are economically disadvantaged and dependent on black males for survival and the survival of their children are consistently beholden to black males from everything to strip clubs to sexual favor for money, to human resource centers where black males make policy based on patriarchal notions, to child support and economic dependency in the home where he is making more money than she is, to workplace situations where black males are in charge of decision making, to sports, to political activism and grassroots groups where black women are marginalized and aren't allowed to set policy and are designated roles, to schools systems where they administer and wield power as administrators, to mosques and to churches where they are the head of patriarchal constructs that keep black women beholden to male deity worship and by extension black male worship and where they set policy, to the music industry where they call the shots in everything from getting deals, hiring back women and producing them, to how a woman is going to be postured in a music video, to film and television productions where you have far more black males getting deals and calling shots and running productions than black women, to military aggression internationally where women are raped and beaten and tortured and are at the mercy of black males with weapons and at the mercy of black male run dynasties and leadership, to prison systems where black women are incarcerated and raped and have no recourse but to accept any type of treatment from black males who are in charge,to community life where women are sexually objectified and treated with nothing but disdain at every turn, to the web where black women are castigated within the confines of black male run or male centered groups and any voices of black women who are speaking in opposition or questioning are deleted, dismissed or removed, to black radio which is mostly male run and influences the minds of black women and constantly promotes patriarchal standards and shames black women at every turn, to electoral politics in our communities when black males are usually the ones who are running these areas, to campus life and to all areas where black male fraternal orders are organized and set policy in black communities and on and on.

    So for Umar to negate and ignore all of that and to say that black males are not wielding power over black women in any way is not only a straight out lie, it negates every aspect of black life where these type of patriarchal constructs exist. His desire to try to skip over all of this and just point to the overall systematic oppression that all women are oppressed by btw, that the white man runs and to say that black males have no power there so therefore no oppression on their part exists, is not only erroneous but it completely ignores a very real problem that lies at the heart of black community.

  5. We have to protect our Black women from abuse??? But who are raising these violent Black males Black women??

  6. I hear this. I don't like a lot of women and find myself distancing myself from the modern women calling themselves feminist. Because they act like men. If a guy acted the way some women do toward me, I wouldn't like them. I'd tell them to fuck off. Now I meet more and more women acting, talking and posturing like a man. NOT being strong willed or intelligent, not being proud. These behaviors are attractive in people. But acting like a dude with a chip on his shoulder and something to prove to every "little boy" they meet often with naked aggression and hostility. Then when called out on this behavior, or some random sexist man bashing flip on the "I'm a feminist and if you don't agree with and cosign this behavior than you must be misogynist woman hater."
    After a few years of these interactions, I'm tired of dealing with woman who walk, talk and attack like a man. Yet expect men to treat them like goddesses. My role is to be a kind, chivalrous, successful and attentive man. When I want reciprocation of said respect, humility and servitude… I get a speech about the patriarchy. Somehow being a "good man" got twisted into allowing my manhood and sense of self pride not only to be cut down in the street. In the media. At my work but now at home in my relationship. About 4 years ago I started dating foreign girls who seemed to appreciate a (black) man who treats them with respect. These women are strong, without going for my nuts every chance they get. Don't mind taking care of a brother now and then without an argument about the "nature of gender roles". A women that can talk TO me, not just AT me. Simply more feminine which is what I look for in a partner, an equal opposite.

  7. I mean your right but to prove your valid point you cut the balls off men and make it an Women vs Men issue." Without those ladies there'd have been no movements." The value and effort of all our sister and brothers in the movement should be recognized. Why's does being proud and strong need to be sex separated. Why the divide in the comment about our people over coming oppression?

  8. When women stand up for their rights they are automatically labelled man haters. You have completely missed the point sir, feminism is not about supremacy nor hate. Feminism is the idea that all genders, male, female. trans and non binary can exist in a society where one does not oppress the other. Where your gender does not limit your economic, social, cultural, religious, political, rights. You calling it Womanism, Humanism or any other term shows you have fallen down the rabbit hole of white patriarchy. You have accepted the rhetoric pushed by mass media to co-opt a movement whose intention is to bring justice to the injustice female, trans and non binary people experience every day. There is a war against hetero patriarchy, a system that has oppressed many for too long, but remember this war was not started by white women, it was waged by men who believe their gender made them superior.

  9. When women stand up for their rights they are automatically labelled man haters. You have completely missed the point sir, feminism is not about supremacy nor hate. Feminism is the idea that all genders, male, female. trans and non binary can exist in a society where one does not oppress the other. Where your gender does not limit your economic, social, cultural, religious, political, rights. You calling it Womanism, Humanism or any other term shows you have fallen down the rabbit hole of white patriarchy. You have accepted the rhetoric pushed by mass media to co-opt a movement whose intention is to bring justice to the injustice female, trans and non binary people experience every day. There is a war against hetero patriarchy, a system that has oppressed many for too long, but remember this war was not started by white women, it was waged by men who believe their gender made them superior.

  10. You want us to applaud integrationists? Then take responsibility for the young men being shot in the streets! Simple as that.

  11. "because black men have been colonized to be irresponsible men/fathers/husbands"… so… who brought up those men/fathers/husbands if not their mother?

    JayJBee
    "Take a seat, sir".

  12. Everybody talking about some rude FAILED prime educator (women / mother) and about 10+ minutes of their lives lost…
    I saw a video of only 4 minutes and 12 seconds and somebody cut out the 'rude cursing big mouth' i.e. femiNAZI's @ the editoral office.

    JayJBee
    "Atlantic Black Star at it AGAIN!"

  13. José Justino Bronze Be more clear before you sit down, sir!

  14. Reena Walker says:

    Why don't you do your homework? If you did you would know that this clown isn't even a real doctor.

  15. Reena Walker I've done enough research to know what a doctor, in its purest form is, and what many have falsified as doctors. Look up the definition of a doctor and you will find that, at its core, it is defined as: a person skilled or specializing in healing arts (from Merriam-Webster Dictionary). The doctor you must be referring to is: one (as a physician, dentist, or veterinarian) who holds an advanced degree and is licensed to practice (same dictionary) but most of those who fit into that category also fit this definition of doctor: to change the content or appearance of (a document or picture) in order to deceive; falsify. Anyone who heals through information is a "doctor", whereas those who deceive you with documents (degrees, perscriptions) are false and looking to keep you misinformed. My homeowrk is now done… anymore questions?!?!?!

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