Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Ladies We Have To Do Better, Will All The Real Women Please Stand Up!!!

Today I saw this photo of the cover for the June issue of Vibe magazine. Photoed is r&b singer turned reality t.v. star Kandi Burrus, and other reality t.v. stars Tamar Braxton, Evelyn Lozada, and Chrissy Lampkin with the title being "Meet Your New Role Models". Now when I initially seen this I thought, "That’s a cute picture of them all" but when I scroll down to read the caption I immediately became upset. With the exception of Kandi, I'm not sure if I feel comfortable calling any of these women role models. What are they really teaching/showing young girls to expire to be??? Ghetto/Ratchet women that refuse to use the standard and proper English language and diction, that's it's ok to fight over every word used against you, or that you should be tossed around by one pro-athlete, singer, rapper, actor, or any other male with higher social status to another in hopes to gain fame and validation in an industry that only notices you for what you hold between your two legs rather than your two ears. It's sad to say but this in no way, shape, form, or fashion should be the influence and personification that any girl, young or old should look up to. It's actually sad to know what these women would subject themselves to and be proud to air it all on national television. Don't get me wrong I like all these women for entertainment purposes but do I feel they should hold influence on what should or should not be to other women and girls, NO!!!! All of these ladies with the exception of Kandi became "famous" and "well known" for riding the coat tails of someone else who actually made it by their own doing.  Tamar has her sister Toni and her husband to thank for her relevance, Evelyn has Chad and every other industry dude that she has been connected to, and Chrissy has Jim Jones and the BIG time crime lords she was with prior to her and Jim's relationship. Kindi on the other hand is the only one who made her name off of her own work ethic and hustle. With all of that being said, I'm sorry but I think I’m better off finding some other role models and I think you should do the same. Well until next time, Thanks for having your daily Piece of PieXOXOX


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  2. I just found your blog and I have to say I love this post. I actually wrote a research paper on this for my Sociology class. How are these women our role models? But what we need to realize is that it starts at home, we as women need to step our game up with our parenting. Have your child turn off the television and have a conversation. I can go on and on and on but I wont.