Taraji P. Tells Potential Suitors to Man Up

Date: Friday, August 14, 2009, 12:33 pm
By: EURweb.com





Taraji P. Henson is single and trying to mingle, but has some standards when it comes to dating.

“Most men are fragile,” the “Curious Case of Benjamin Button” star says in September's Men's Fitness magazine in a story that features some sizzling photos of Henson. “I’m a successful woman, in the public eye, and raising a kid by myself. It can leave guys feeling like, ‘Damn, how can I have a chance?’”

The answer? Says the Oscar nominee: “Just be a man!”

Henson, who stars in Tyler Perry's "I Can Do Bad All by Myself" this fall, also has this bit of advice for fellas trying to keep their women. Rule No. 1: Always phone home — even on a boys’ night out.

Says Henson: “The worst excuse you could ever use is, ‘My phone broke.’ Did the 10 other people you were with not have phones? Just make it happen. Even the Bat Cave has a phone!”
 
 BLACK by NATURE, PROUD by CHOICE.
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Originally posted by EbonyRose:
Taraji P. Tells Potential Suitors to Man Up

Date: Friday, August 14, 2009, 12:33 pm
By: EURweb.com





Taraji P. Henson is single and trying to mingle, but has some standards when it comes to dating.

“Most men are fragile,” the “Curious Case of Benjamin Button” star says in September's Men's Fitness magazine in a story that features some sizzling photos of Henson. “I’m a successful woman, in the public eye, and raising a kid by myself. It can leave guys feeling like, ‘Damn, how can I have a chance?’”
the reason why most men (that she met or dated) are fragile is because their mothers raised them that way in the 1st place.
The answer? Says the Oscar nominee: “Just be a man!”
First of all, what makes her think that men are falling over her? It's because she's cute. It's not because she has a kid or she's popular. Second, unless the man has his own child(ren), not too many men are going get with a woman who has a ready-made family, ESPECIALLY in Hollywood.

Henson, who stars in Tyler Perry's "I Can Do Bad All by Myself" this fall, also has this bit of advice for fellas trying to keep their women. Rule No. 1: Always phone home — even on a boys’ night out.

Says Henson: “The worst excuse you could ever use is, ‘My phone broke.’ Did the 10 other people you were with not have phones? Just make it happen. Even the Bat Cave has a phone!”


Roll Eyes Man up, my ass. If she saying this to her potential suitors, then she also better "woman up" and change her fecal attitude of hers, before she ends up alone for the rest of her life.
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Roll Eyes Man up, my ass. If she saying this to her potential suitors, then she also better "woman up" and change her fecal attitude of hers, before she ends up alone for the rest of her life.


fro Wow! Brotha Huey. I think the word "Man Up" may be a bit too harsh. In fact, she didn't even say that. She said "just be a man." Two completely different phases. And a phase that women have used for years...but! To be fair it was the author of this the article that entitled it "man up" cuz obviously that's how he/she perceived what she was conveying....but! I think Taraji meant what she actually said "just be a man"...but not in an insulting way...I think in a more encouraging/realistic[this is how you do it to get me kinda] projection; in other words..."just be yourself." And I can only suppose she meant it based on her experience of men she's dated under the umbrella of false expectations....especially in the entertainment business. Cuz you never KNOW who's being REAL with you...or who's really being with you FOR YOU or your money/status.

This is one of the reasons why Maxwell (the singer) said he left the music industry for a while. He (in a Jet interview stated that he) just wanted to be accepted socially by [potential] women he dated for "him" not for who he was or what he does for a living. And that's reasonable. Cuz it is no doubt folks in limelight are subjected to phony people who may have hidden agendas. I think when she said "most men are fragile" she could have been talking about their "egos." How can they (who are natural hunters and aggressor in relationships) compete with a woman who financially has everything; who is independent, who is self-sustaining, a single mother and a celebrity? Cuz we all know many men are not only competitive but proud of their ability to take care of their own….especially their women/family.....right? So if it's hard for a single mother who is totally successful and capable in the real world to find the right man comfortable with who she is as a person/human being....then you know it must be even more difficult for a woman to achieve this common goal in the entertainment industry. All you have to do is look at other celebrities and their ongoing struggle for a normal relationship/life under the microscope of fame...and the realities of their experiences are there...but! I'm just sayin.


BTW: I remember my first semester in college[I was all of sixteen years old-a baby] I had a fellow cheerleader [the biggest whore on campus] come to me and tell me if I wanted to date one of the football players[I had my eyes on]...I'd had to tone it down academically otherwise I would hurt his egoEek That were during my days as a militant poet...you know black power....but! I had a HUGE ego too and was also a girl jock/athlete. So. I told her to fock off cuz I wasn't desperate for "d"...I was going to be MYSELF if he liked it or not! Needless to say, I dated him throughout college....he became my best friend in the whole wide world....later we had a lifetime together. So...be yourself (your confident self) is ALL she meant. I promise.

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Thanks Koco, for explaining it a little. I'm just been in on a familial roller coaster this past month. After seeing "Not Easily Broken" over a month ago, I didn't want to hear a hint of an attitude from Taraji, after seeing that movie. How in the world can her character (and her mama) just insult Morris Chestnut's character and get mad at him for being a ROLE MODEL FOR BLACK CHILDREN--especially Black boys?

17 is wrong with this picture? Black men are constantly grilled to be both role models in movies and in real life. And he becomes one, and he vilified for it?!

Although it's off topic, my father died over two weeks ago (I already told MBM) and I'm just a little ticked off about the "just be a man" quote. My father was that. He might not have been perfect, but he was there. If he wasn't I would've been in jail, on Maury Povich checking if I was somebody's baby daddy...or I would've ended up dead somewhere, no joke. And it's just sad that very few black folks (and some whites) can say they came from two-parent households. Many foreign exchange students in college said I was first American they met, whose parents were married to each other.

Anyway, I just had to say that.

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