Hi Louis,
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First of all, I would like to reiterate that this article is looking at the black cultural approach to feminism, exploring how Western popular culture has evolved in a way that blackness is stereotyped and coded so that black men are supposed to be the ‘tough guys’, hyper masculine and not reveal a sensitive side or emotions. I can point you to many studies that have researched this cultural phenomenon, so please let me know if you would be interested and I can curate an in-depth reading list for you.

The problem is you believe this is somehow completely different or special in some way. I grew up watching John Wayne movies and being told it is the job of men to protect women and never show your negative feelings, never show weakness, toi stand up to the bullies and if they group up on your to beat you then catch them alone and beat them right back……

Your error is in trying to make it seem like this is a Black issue when it is not and never has been.

Secondly, your points are very America-centric. When you say there are less black men than white men and more white celebrities than black celebrities, you’re coming from a very western lense that essentially denies the existence of other people in the non-western world. Once again, I am more than happy to curate you a reading list for further information about why it is dangerous to adopt a closed-off, western-centric argument for everything, when an entire world exists outside of America. A side note — the cultural references in this article are both British and American.

Now you are just being condescending and dishonest, your examples of this happening was in the Western world so that is the basis of my reply, I am very well educated on the facts my dishonest friend, lol.

We see the same issue in Europe where this is not just a Black issue and it is not a case of men just being broken and needing you to fix them either.

Thirdly, at no point in the article does it mention that being male is equivalent to being toxic. I believe that you might want some further reading about the meaning of toxic masculinity before you post hateful comments about someone on the internet.

There is the term “toxic masculinity” and there is the way it is improperly used such as the way you use it as a weapon to beat people over the head with. we see the same thing with those who use feminism as a weapon.

Finally, from my understanding, you haven’t gone across the entirety of America to poll people on their opinions around Feminism. Your point about equal pay is irrelevant to this article, which once again, is discussing blackness and its relationship with feminism, and exploring why feminism may not be openly accepted or embraced in black communities. It’s an article that points out flaws in social stereotyping and categorisation, that explores historical influences to current trends, and questions why there is such a stigma for people to openly use the feminist label.

Like you have directly spoken to every Black man? I have indeed reviewed all the major studies and find most to be flawed in that tose (like you) have an extreme agenda and adjust their work to justify their agenda.

What I do have that you clearly do not is real word experience in dealing with all levels of humanity from the top of the top to the bottom of the bottom. I have been deeply involved with all races to seer them interact with each other and living their lives outside of your tiny little set of assumptions and I know that the stuff you are selling is not what people really need.

Please let me know if you would be interested in further readings for you to understand this topic.

This makes you exactly the same as every other far left person I have spoke with. This is a behavior I have only seen for those of you on the far left.

You believe you know everything, so if someone does not agree with you, then the only two reasons could be they are uneducated or they are evil. You can never consider the idea you could be wrong, it is simply not part of your nature, lol.

But you are wrong, being male is not a disease, being Black and mae does not make someone somehow more broken than other males. If you ask me, people like you are the real racists because you are constantly pushing mindsets of Blacks being somehow less capable than Whites.