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Old 04-14-2016, 12:36 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Wink Paying on dates.

The whole paying on dates thing...

Chivalrous acts have a totally different history for black american women.

That is actually what stops a lot of black women from claiming the word "feminist".

We don't have a history of ever being seen as dainty, precious, or unable to do manual labor. Quite the opposite. So when we are put on a pedestal and treated as if we are precious it is almost a revolutionary act.

A quote for context:

"That man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches, and to have the best place everywhere. Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud-puddles, or gives me any best place! And ain't I a woman? Look at me! Look at my arm! I have ploughed and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And ain't I a woman? I could work as much and eat as much as a man - when I could get it - and bear the lash as well! And ain't I a woman? I have borne thirteen children, and seen most all sold off to slavery, and when I cried out with my mother's grief, none but Jesus heard me! And ain't I a woman?" -Sojourner Truth: Ain't I A Woman?
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