This is a straightforward, non-subtle, and certainly an unapologetic blog about the hardships, obstacles, and burdens of black women. Too many African-American women subject themselves to pain and violence for love and a couple of minutes of pleasure only to be betrayed and disrespected by their loved ones or at least that is what is being claimed. “B**** where is my dinner? Why is this house filthy? H** where have you been? Why these kids not fed? and Why my momma lights not on at her house? The queen of soul said it best “all I’m asking for is a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T when I come home.” Sadly, but true many women come home from a long and hard day of work to crying babies and to hear a shouting husband who has been home hours before her demanding domestic work already be done, as if he is incapable of doing such tasks his self. Sorry Alicia but I don’t wear an ‘S’ on my chest. Such demands are preposterous, and if she doesn’t she is stubborn, unsupportive, and the reason why black men date white.
For so long women of color have been blamed for everything wrong, from the high incarceration rates of black men, to the personal failures of every man. It seems as if being a woman in its self is a burden, if they have to carry that responsibility in addition to child birth, taking care of the home, shifting ourselves to placate men and our bosses, raise children, and somehow still manage to meet the increasing pressure of conventional beauty standards. Women are not given the respect and honor that they deserve without question.