Can non-black women be strong?
The “strong black women” usually is attributed (wrongly) to those women who are rude, stereotypical, or just happen to be “black.” I find it a disgrace to the black women who actually ARE strong…Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, and a host of others.
However, why can’t non-black women be strong? Latin Women, or Asian women? White women?
Of course, due to culture and circumstances, some have to go through more than others…but being strong–whether you are a man or woman–is not being rude, or combative, or seeking wrong in others. It’s persevering, keeping true to your beliefs, keeping true to your goals, and being mature.
I hate the stereotype of “strong” black women because they are usually attributed with being fat, loud, angry, rude, & “don’t take no mess”.
Black women are not only “strong”, we are also smart, funny, sexy, great mothers, great daughters, vulnerable, we get our feelings hurt, we love our men (even though alot have bought into the western’s media idea of beauty: blonde hair, light complexion), we want to be loved, we want to be wanted, most of all we want to be treated with RESPECT.
My mother is a strong woman but her strength is that related to quiet confidence & self-control. There is such a thing as confidence that is quiet & a strength that is demure & peaceful. But people always want to refer to the first point which is the stereotype/antithesis. I always call myself a “content” black woman because I am not angry, bitter, or my favorite: ghetto.
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