Friday, April 3, 2015

Black Girls Rock #whitegirlsrock Vent

Whenever I hear white people give the "if I started a white group" theory I often question: Do you want to start a white group? If so, what would be the purpose? If not, why pose the hypothetical? Is someone stopping you from starting a white group? Truth is, in my experiance, since high school, there have always been a select minority of white people who had black friends, so they naturally attened our Black Student Union meetings, FAITHFULLY every week. No one stood at the door and said BLACKS ONLY. But maybe that is the imporession some people get when they see a group that is based on race/ethnicity. In high school, a group of white kids made the same typical claim, "if we starded a white club, everyone would call us racisit" They started their club, and no one bat an eye. Their club didn't last long because the point they were trying to prove fell short of evidence. In college we had a multi cultural club, and white students joined in and felt they wanted to start a European American club to explore their Eurpoean heritage as well as American white provaledge amonst themselvs. No one protested and no one called them racisit. This is my experiance, and I think about this every time I hear someone ask, "why have a single race group?" Same reason you have a moms group, or a mens group, or a breastfeeding group, or singles group, or a babywearing group, or an autism group, or a deaf group, or a braille club, because people who share the same experiance can relate to one another and offer support in a way that outsideres cannot.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Demonstrators 'disrupt' STL symphony singing a 'Requiem for Mike Brown'

Kerry Washington Vs. Raven Symone´

What do you think?  Kerry Washinton's view on race is, race should project your trajectory but it is a part of who you are.  Raven Symone feels her American identidy superceeds her race.  Who's perspective do you identify with?

Does Breastmilk Cure Cancer?

According to International Business Times, researchers are currently testing a new drug that is formulated after breatmilk.  The goal of the drug is to kill cancer.  Interesting, who new breastmilk was so magical!  Read more about the study here.

What are your thoughts on this new breastmilk drug?

Monday, August 25, 2014

Why Was Blue Ivy Allowed to Watch the VMA's?

So Imma just say what I am thinking: Blue Ivy is too young to be watching her mothers performance!

I love watching the VMA's but I know my children need to be in the bed or in another room at least. The performances are so sexual these days, and it is not something children should be watching.

I just don't understand why someone would want their child watching a burlesque type performace anyway.  Is there nothing we wont protect our children from?

Olivia Wilde Does ALS Breastmilk Bucket Challenge

This week many celebrities have been trying to put a spin on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Olivia Wilde switched it up, by saying that she couldn't find water, so instead she was using breastmilk that she pumped that day.  See video:

Olivia later tweeted that the milk was not actually breastmilk.

Many however did not think her joke was funny. Many breatfeeding mothers and advocates too offense to her "joke."
Some say that she is being insensitive to mothers who struggled to breasfeed.  But I ask, is that her problem?  Although I understand why some mothers may feel upset or offended by watching a mother waste breastmilk even in a joking manneer, I have to ask, is it right to be offended by it.  Does Olivia Wilde have to think about every mother who struggled to breastfeed and didn't make enough milk before trying to make a breastfeeding joke?  If her purpose was to get people talking about breastfeeding, well it worked.  And so what if she did pump a bucket full of breastmilk and want to dump it on her head?  It is her body, her milk, isn't it her right to do whatever she wants with it?  As long as her baby is fed and healthy, she can do whatever she wants with her excess milk.  It should not make any mother feel insecure or sad because they didn't have enough milk or because they struggled.

What are your thoughts?  Should mothers with lots of milk not joke or brag about milk so that stuggling breastfeeing mothers wont get offended?  What say you?


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