After many rants with some girlfriends, I have come to the conclusion that ranting alone would not address the issues I am about to discuss. No matter how many YouTube parodies and articles are used to critique societies depiction of black women, we still continue to face those awkward moments filled with stereotypes and misogyny.
This is a list of 5 awkward situations black women often face at some point in their lives.
To some, the whole “don’t touch a black woman’s hair” seems like common folklore. Well, it’s not. In fact, this does not just apply to black women but to EVERYONE. I’m just going to go ahead and say it. Just because you’re curious does not give you the platform to disregard a concept we like to call “personal space”. What if you are having a conversation with someone and all of a sudden you feel a hand in your hair? It’s quite invasive. We’re all adults; just ask! I personally do not have a problem with someone touching my curly fro. It only becomes a problem when someone feels obligated to violate your personal space just to curb his or her curiosity.