At last one person has started a movement to reclaim the good name of: “BLACK WOMAN”. A movement has started to boycott against Lozada’s new upcoming show, just because she is angry and negative!!!
When it was reported that the online petition against Evelyn Lozada was gaining steam, all I could say was “yes lawud.” I love the idea of a real woman standing up to the bully and reclaiming the image of Black women across the globe.
Alexis M (social network voice)- has begun contacting major corporations to ask that they spend their advertising dollars elsewhere. She is also getting support from those of us who are tired of seeing women of color portrayed as feminine gang bangers, getting in each other’s faces and slapping one another to the ground. It’s nearly impossible to teach young people to avoid violence when it seems that these 30-somethings always turn to violence as the first resort.
It is SHOCKING for black women to see other black and brown (Evelyn is latina) women behaving this terribly towards one another. Children, young people and those who have never known our culture are watching us to determine how to interact and how to emulate. The damage is beyond repair in certain communities because it is further reinforced by what they observe the women around them doing, which is often a manifestation of some type of modeled behavior as well.
The cycle of perpetuating over exaggerated episodes of random emotional outburst must stop. Seeing women who are mothers themselves jump over tables to attack other women (in particular) who have done nothing worthy of physical attack, is problematic at best.
The ever persistent drama queen has apparently run her course at least within the minds of many sisters who are fed up. The playground bully, the mean girl in high school and the anal retentive insecurities of a posing “queen” are phases in a woman’s life that should have run their course in this late thirty year old and her cronies.
Let’s be very clear: Shaunie O’Neil, creator of the show- did not create this monster…she just gave it a platform. However, she isn’t doing much to abate the stigma either. It beckons all of us to really assess the lengths one willing to go to achieve a perception of fame and fortune. Are they willing to achieve recognition even if it is steeped in negative connotations? Sadly YES for a majority!