I looked up the word “gender” and it doesn’t seem to mean what I thought it meant (for much of my life). I would suspect that may be the same for many people. Most people that I’ve come across in my life have probably thought immediately of a person’s physical characteristics such as their genitals. It appears to be more complex than that.
I’ve never looked it up before, but… to me… Help is more along the lines of when you are making an effort to do something and your effort is inadequate so another person ADDS their effort to your effort and you either get closer to or actually reach your goal. When someone encourages you not […]Read more "Help or a desire to be helpless"
I watched a video from The Root with Felicia M Leatherwood about her styling natural hair for celebrities like Issa Rae. Near the end she says that when she does a hairstyle that will be on the red carpet or have the most likelihood of going viral, it’s always about the natural hair community. She […]Read more "Natural Hair as innovation?"
What do you say when R.I.P. feels like the dumbest thing in the world to say…Read more "When the standard phrases feel like the dumbest things in the world"
A news personality named Demetria Obilor was recently bashed by one Jan Shedd for her weight and how tight her dresses look while she is working live on TV. For most, this is a matter of a racism—because Shedd is white and Obilor is a person of color—or an issue of someone being too prude […]Read more "Positive Objectification"
Of course the speed, ease, and convenience of a new appliance is appealing, but you know it’s also problematic. A perfectly good stove is not ruined by a bit of shattered glass, but big-business strikes again.Read more "Repair & Replacement"
As much as some people don’t believe it, I believe science is a faith and belief system just as much as religion is. I don’t agree in blind faith, but sometimes it’s all we have at least temporarily. Science, like religion, at times, is an exercise of blind faith but it differs. I can’t do […]Read more "Blind faith in science and religion"
This is why people get mad at me for being nit-picky on the words I use and the words others use. “The slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts.” – George Orwell The words we use make a difference. Their denotation (definition) and their connotation (a possible suggestion or […]Read more "Understanding past language"
There’s a meme that I saw the other day that I get, but I also see thinking that may not have gone far enough. Person #1: How come… Black pride = ok Mexican pride = ok Asian pride = ok Muslim pride = ok White pride = racist Person #2: Because: Black = African culture […]Read more "White pride = racist?"
I used to consider myself Christian and even with that I always had my issues with the bible and religion. Now, my beliefs and disbeliefs are more prominent in the narrative of my life. Because of that many people seem to think I don’t know the bible or the faith and many people think I […]Read more "Prayer and Faith Are Not Enough"