Suddenly her mom’s silence matched Jackie’s own. “Oh, my God,” she murmured in disbelief. “Are you gay?”
"Yeah," Jackie forced herself to say.
After what felt like an eternity, her mom finally responded. “I don’t know what we could have done for God to have given us a fag as a child,” she said before hanging up.
She got a call from her older brother. “He said, ‘Mom and Dad don’t want to talk to you, but I’m supposed to tell you what’s going to happen,’” Jackie recalls. “And he’s like, ‘All your cards are going to be shut off, and Mom and Dad want you to take the car and drop it off at this specific location. Your phone’s going to last for this much longer. They don’t want you coming to the house, and you’re not to contact them. You’re not going to get any money from them. Nothing. And if you don’t return the car, they’re going to report it stolen.’ And I’m just bawling. I hung up on him because I couldn’t handle it.” Her brother was so firm, so matter-of-fact, it was as if they already weren’t family.”
Black women are expected and in fact encouraged to assume a kind of mercurial hysteria surrounding dating.
We are supposed to deal with “reality” which is that we are ugly and unwanted. But we are supposed to exude confidence because women with low self esteems are pathetic. But then we can’t exude too much confidence because there comes the meme about the independent Black woman who don’t need no man.
We are supposed to be loyal to Black men. But we are expected to deal with the “reality” that there are not enough good ones to go around. We are supposed to desire Black men exclusively, but we are encouraged to believe that Black men do not make good partners because they are hyper-masculine and violent or because they hate dark skin and natural hair. We normalize whiteness by making it seem like white men are above and beyond the pitfalls of internalizing white supremacy that apparently too many Black men are wrapped up in.
Black love is tested on every side at the cost of Black women and men.”
My friends say that I’ve been gaining weight. :(
They has achievements…is this a game? Either way, the sent me an email saying I liked my 1,000th post. Yay?
Side note…I want to go to the gym, but I also just wanna lay in my nakedness and eat pizza and watch anime. Option…2 it is.
why is it that when dylan sprouse and calum hood had nudes leaked everyone praised how well they handled it and attacked those who leaked them, but when over 50 female celebrities have nudes leaked, the hacker responsible is called a ‘hero’ and the victims are called ‘sluts’ and ‘whores’
i know why
Nothing complicated about it:
1) I want a serious, long-term relationship.
2) I don’t want to be anyone’s hookup or booty call, not anymore anyway.
3) And when I asked a friend, whom I have a strange history with, “Are you interested in me?” He shrugged and said “dunno” Second rejection from him? Moving on because see points one and two.
That’s it. Nothing complicated.