Friday, October 15, 2010
I shared this on my Facebook page yesterday and decided to post here so we could discuss. Take a looksee :-)
This had me cracking up yesterday!
"That nasty thing in your pants."
But then I got to thinking...was this accurate? I was wondering if I should be offended as a Black woman. After all, I'm nothing like this chick. I don't want a thug, and I have no problem dating a man under 6'5" - not a deal breaker for me. I thought this was playing into the stereotype of the Black woman with an attitude who can't find a man.
But then I got to thinking some more. Most stereotypes are usually born from some truth. Not completely, but most times. So I started thinking about some of my girlfriends and the things I've heard them say they want in a man.
Their list wasn't too far from what this robotic woman was spewing in that clip. I've heard women say they won't date a man shorter than them. They want a thug who can hold it down in the boardroom as well as the bedroom. They want a man who makes six figures. They want him to be able to "handle" her...yet, let her have her way, while not letting her walk all over him. Huh?
No wonder men are confused.
And I think a lot of women are confused too. What made this clip funny was how many times this virtual woman contradicted herself, and I hear it all the time from real life women everyday. You can't submit to your man while you disrespect him. You can't tell him to be a man if you won't allow him to be one. You can't say you're a strong, independent woman who doesn't need a man, and then complain that good men are hard to find. By her own words...she shouldn't be looking for one at all.
***Still cracking up at "holler if you hear me"***
Do you think this was a fair depiction of how most women are - black or white? Or do you think this portrayal is specific to Black women in general? Do you think it was completely ridiculous?
I'm curious to see what the male robot would say as far as what he wants in a woman. I know some men who have lists too...although maybe not to this extreme. But until someone creates a response to this clip and I find it on YouTube, we can discuss this one for today. Let's hear it!