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Reply to "Would Black women choose, date, or marry a brother who perms or straightens his hair?"

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Originally posted by Shango67:
Why come the majority of sistas ignore the backward ass legacy of the hot comb? When will our women stand up and confront the pathology? And can we EVER have a honest discussion with Black women about this issue?


Brother, why do you wear a suit and tie everyday to work? Probably because a suit and tie is attire that is expected to be seen in conservative work environments. Just as sisters cannot even begin to know what it is truly like to exist in a racist and anti-African male society, brothers cannot possibly understand what it is like to be bombarded with images of a standard of beauty that is so drastically different from your own. Though sisters may not be able to articulate their fear of not being accepted, it's the number one reason why most Black women chemically treat their hair. A woman's hair is very important to her, and therefore, it takes an incredible amount of courage for a woman to make a choice to wear her hair in a way that she knows most people would not approve. A LOT of courage. So give us gals a break!

As for your other question about whether I would be in seen with a man who chemcially straightens his hair, I would not. Though I may understand why some women and men chemcially straighten their hair, I don't approve of this process, and so I'm not interested in being in an intimate relationship with someone who does.
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