I read the statements below in the thread "Riot Starter #2: Do Black Men still Want Us?". They are the usual statements about the 'strong black woman':
1) "Black women have been trained to be strong," he said. "When they encounter the male, that strength is still there.
2) "Some males that are possible mates are intimidated by the black woman's aggressiveness. That semicastrates him. It puts him into the role that no male feels comfortable in and that is to be subjugated to the feminine side."
3) "Most of the time, white women are much more allowing," Reynolds said. "They're less challenging."
Here I've emphasized terms that I find vague or troubling. What I'd like to ask to you (men and women) is
WHAT SPECIFICALLY DO THESE STATEMENTS MEAN TO YOU?
For example, What specifically does it mean for a woman to be "more allowing" or "less challenging"?
I ask because I personally find statements like these to be so broad and general that they convey no information whatsoever. In fact, I'm convinced that different people probably mean different things when they use them. And for this reason not only do I think they're very unhelpful in discussions of dating and relationships but they're also counterproductive.