STUDY - More Than Half Of Black Girls Are Sexually Assaulted:
Sixty percent of black girls have experienced sexual abuse at the hands of black men before reaching the age of 18, according to an ongoing study conducted by Black Women’s Blueprint.
More than 300 black women nationwide participated in the study and 700 more are being sought to take in the survey by March 2012.
Farah Tanis, Co-Founder of the New York-based organization and co-author of the study, says the issue of domestic and sexual abuse in the black community is rarely discussed and that a sixty percent rate should be a wake-up call to black women.
“A similar study which was conducted by The Black Women’s Health Imperative seven years ago found that that number was about 40 percent,” Tanis says. “So that means there is an increase and we need to stop neglecting that issue.”
So the next black man that comes flapping his mouth about how black women don’t know how to treat a black man? I’m going to introduce his front teeth to my fist.
Betsey Johnson is ready for a new chapter.
On Thursday, it was revealed that Betsey Johnson LLC has filed Chapter 11 and, as a result, the bulk of the designer’s boutiques will close and about 350 staffers are expected to lose their jobs.
Betsey Johnson LLC is the licensee that operates the designer’s 63 freestanding stores, women’s apparel and e-commerce. It is run by Castanea Partners, the Boston-based private equity firm that bought a controlling interest in the company in 2007.
Johnson said, “I feel so sad for my store people and all my pink girls. They live and die for me. But I need to be better. I really need to work well and be more efficient.” Subscription Required For More
OH GOD NO WHAT DOES THIS MEAN
“You know spies, they’re a bunch of bitchy little girls.” – “Burn Notice”
You should know that you are hated.
I’m not sure why they hate you. You didn’t do anything to them. You don your princess crown, take up your sword, and pretend at Pokemon. You read your books and you learn how to draw comics and dragons and you play piano and practice kung fu. You delight in pretty dresses and weaponry. You love me when I nurture you as a mom, train with you as a warrior, and play video games and card games with you.
“You throw like a GIRL!” – obnoxious drunk asshole behind us at a Durham Bulls game (Apparently he threw 75mph)
There is nothing worse than being a girl. I’m not saying this as a former girl- I quite liked being a girl. I’m saying this from the POV of the entire rest of the world. There was a lovely feminist TED talk – A Call To Men – where a man discussed his conversation with a twelve year old boy, and the boy said he would rather die than be called a girl. And the man thought, Good Lord, how do these boys view girls, if being compared to them is the worst thing in the world?
This means every single studio album Gaga has put out thus far has been nominated for the most coveted award in the music business.
“Lady Gaga will share the stage with legendary performers such as Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder and Billy Joel at a special concert in New York City to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Sting’s career on the eve of his 60th birthday.
The concert event is set to take place at the Beacon…