While mindlessly procrastinating on Facebook the other day, I found this repulsive image:
For me, it was a huge slap in face. Yet the meme trended on Instagram and Facebook and had over 3,000 shares.
People praised its “truthfulness” and talked about how young Black women need to take a lesson from women of the past. While I don’t disagreethat we should know our history, the execution of this message was poor. The meme makes four ridiculously flawed assumptions about today’s Black women.
Assumption #1: Twerking is the evilest thing in the world*
The discussion on twerking is an interesting one and I’m on the fence. But for now I’ll say this: there’s nothing inherently wrong with twerking. It’s a dance that requires skill and technique.
Yes, it’s sexual—so is tango, which has origins related to prostitution. So was the Can-can when it first came out. Even the…
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