Well first of all, there are less Black men than White Men so just based on the averages you will…
Louis Weeks

Hi Louis,

First of all thank you for your feedback and taking the time to read the article. I would like to offer you some responses to your comments, as I am always open to discussion about the issues I write about.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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