POLL: Do Black Women Need To Be Re-Educated?
I was clicking through one of my new favorite blogs Feministe, because though I don’t consider myself one, it gets the oil in my engine going because we disagree on the fundamentals.
I came across a discussion about a book called The Re-Education of The Female by Dante Moore. I’m all for being enlightened on the rights and wrongs of the world. But as I read, I agreed that this is bullshit. Why are these books ALWAYS directed at black women? Why are the writers black men? The best way to “fix” the problem with women is for women to teach other. Women set the tone of the community and in their relationships with men. If men are protectors, women are sustainers. Once women start “behaving” accordingly, men follow suit.
Look at African countries, many of them are matriarchal societies where women live happily with their man and love and respect him, at the same time. The “female” does need some “re-visioning” or “re-thinking” especially the younger ones who still have a chance to avoid the pitfalls. Perhaps, we should consider a school for women, run by women who need to teach women how to be better this or that.
Because I am frankly tired of men taking this upon themselves. That is not their job, it is ours. Take the poll!