My mom’s talking to some auntie about how she was told by another auntie a long time ago, that you have to get girls married by 18-20, or else you cant control them (as in you can’t get them married off at all) or they have so many demands that you can’t get them married off.
So you have to get girls married off early, because otherwise they might wake up and realize they deserve better men or not to be with men at all. And everyone is piss scared that women will choose not to be with men.
Tell me again women aren’t forced from birth, groomed from birth to eventually be with men.
The majority of Africans currently born in the Americas are from WEST and CENTRAL Africa. There is nothing wrong with celebrating the greatness of Black Egypt (as they are your distant ancestors) but you are not Egyptian.
If you cant name off at least 20 African countries, 5 different African cultures, 5 historical kingdoms, events, and/or leaders, and 5 different resources from around the African continent; one from each African region (North, South, East, West, and Central), all off the top for your head; you don’t know shit about your people.
If you take the time to research the rest of the continent you will also find that some of your restricting ideologies of black women and black LGBT are of European descent and not pro black.
Gender roles were diverse in precolonial Africa. Many African cultures ran on a matriarchy as well as a patriarchy.
Black women had their own organizations, government systems, and even ran economies. In some cultures, women were fighters, warriors, and frontliners. They weren’t bound to stand behind men. Many African cultures saw women as the closest thing to “god” and certain spiritual practices, such as libations, were poured only by women.This was a mindset destroyed by European conquest. In the fight to reclaim our cultural identity, African women have the right to choose the state of being that caters to both their blackness and womanhood. If a woman decides to respectfully stand in front, beside, or behind a man, that is her ancestor approved right. If you preach against this, you are not pro black. You are pro black man….barely. Real men of substance are not so easily threatened.
LGBT is not foreign to Africa, it was there before colonialism. Africans are not new to sex, something established by NATURE, not by man. Africans,
***INCLUDING THE EGYPTIANS****
explored sex within and outside their gender. Africans were able to identify with genders outside their own, and their community would honor that. Polygamy and Polyandry existed before European presence. As did cross-dressing. European conquest promoted LGBT-phobia through CHRISTIANITY. Who is going to Africa RIGHT NOW preaching hate, and VIOLENCE towards the LGBT community? The church. You give Europeans too much power. You honestly think they created something as basic as sexual orientation?
In the fight to reclaim our cultural identity, black people have their ancestor approved right to be ALL of who they are. If you preach against this, you are not pro black. You are pro black heterosexual…..barely, a heterosexual person of substance is not so easily threatened.
You still hide behind European ideologies, because it puts you on top. Community and family structure are important but we knew how to respect an individual for who they were. You are not pro black, you are not pro hotep, you are simply a disgrace to your ancestors because you are still pro colonialism.
These are just a few things wrong with your “hotep” notion. However, I wont undermine an attempt at restoring our cultural roots, so a word of advice: bring that crazy back a bit, live and let live (ONE OF THE MOST SUPREME AFRICAN PRINCIPLES), and start digging deeper. You are only brushing the surface.
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if youre a minor and consider yourself asexual, think about all the reasons you may not feel sexual attraction
maybe its trauma, maybe its being a late bloomer, maybe you really havent found “the right person” yet so you havent felt comfortable exploring that part of yourself- hell, maybe you really are asexual
but you cant possibly know that until your brain has fully developed. im still 20 so i dont even know if im really asexual or if i just havent developed enough to fully understand sex, or if its one of the reasons i listed above. no one can really know until theyve fully matured, and that happens around the age of 21.
and for the love of g-d, adults, stop telling children that if they dont experience sexual attracton that they must be asexual. theyre children. they arent SUPPOSED to feel sexual attraction until around the age of 17-18. our society already oversexualizes teenagers, they dont need even more voices to tell them that theyre sexual beings unless stated otherwise
honestly people who think hogwarts had a 5 boys and 5 girls student limitation per house every year make me so uncomfortable, like do yall think the wizard population had an even number of 20 female and 20 male babies every year in order to fit the placements, or that there were kids that didnt get in because oh no timothy theres already 20 boys here, you cant go through the platform! how would they even do sorting, would they just take every wizard kid who’s 11 and then martha gets sorted into hufflepuff but oh no! theres already 5 other girls who’ve been sorted into hufflepuff, martha’s gonna have to go home and come back next year :( like, harry’s year happened to have five boys in gryffindor that doesnt mean it was always like that can i please stop hearing about the 5th gryffindor boy during marauder era