Submitted via Twitter: @CelesteAurora
Sunday March 11, 2012- 140 character exchanges spark a rich conversation…
The Tweets that ignited the conversation…
We aren’t all “Strong Black Women”
It seems so. And I often get the idea that they think we’re strong like oxen. Less than human.
“Strong” Yep I think it does mean it doesn’t matter how you treat them.
...that, and makes it easy to call some women a credit to our race if we aren’t loud, abrasive, or bitter
B/c it can be a little like describing a black person as “articulate.” I think it depends on who is making the description.
black women are always expected to endure anything and everything sometimes making it impossible to get help
Just yesterday I thought: I’ve put up so many walls trying 2b “strong”. Time for vulnerability.
“strong” definitely backhanded if used as a character trait or trope…maybe not so much if used to (cont)
..describe someone and her accomplishments individually? (disclaimer- white dude)
I HATE “strong” & “resilient” – they make me sound like a weed, not a flower.