NubianFellow Posted January 25, 2019 Report Share Posted January 25, 2019 Black women are beautiful by default. It is a wonder why black women feel compelled to wear weave and wigs to cover up their natural beauty. But I can't scold them for their behavior as I realize this is a self esteem issue that's pretty obvious across the board. Black man have insecurities when it comes to who they are as well. As a Black man I faced my own insecurities because I always felt like I was supposed to base my own standards off of the images I saw appear in magazines and mass media. Reflecting back, I feel like every black person is conflicted at some point in their lives and feel inadequate. Though the new conscious thing to do is put down Black women because they wear weaves, the behavior speaks differently. Somehow a social war has been engineered that started online and went viral in life where black men seem at odds with black women. Many have stated that women of other races are treating them better and proclaiming that they are more attractive. The sad part is that they have no idea why there own views have changed. they don't realize the social impact of social media that allows this behavior to be prevalent. I don't think it is by mistake. Black women are indeed beautiful and in my opinion they are the most beautiful. Think about it. Black women have been told for centuries that their bodies were not attractive because they were naturally curvy. Now that technology has advanced, women of all races and cultures get implants so they can mimic the features that are found on the beautiful black woman. From lip injections to butt implants, they want these features badly. However, it seems that black women are so used to being told that they are inadequate, they reject their own self worth so they can be included with the beauty standards of others. This leads to the popularity of weaves and wigs being sold which make them appear less black, though many would argue that it's only a fashion statement and that they only wear weaves so they can protect their natural hair. This type of protection has lead to parasitic as well as bacteria infections. It's far from protective styling because what are they actually protecting their hair from? Sunlight? Oxygen? Moisture? I dream of the day when black women wake up and realize that they are truly beautiful. Once they do this and take more pride in their identities, others will imitate them like they always do anyway. But this will take time and Black women will need to learn that they are already beautiful and don't need to conform to a standard of beauty that they were never meant to conform to. Weave is whack! The most saddest thing I have to endure is seeing a black woman wear a silly and ugly weave on her hair and hide her actual hair that is 1000 times more beautiful. Black hair is unique and it just goes with us. These weaves and wigs actually look pretty ridiculous but unfortunately society has accepted this look as a standard of beauty but black women are already beautiful. All Black women need to do is notice the beauty that they possess. Why is this important? Black women need to get back pride and self esteem. Black women have soldiers to raise. Black women should not feel inadequate in any way, shape or form because they need to be empowered and make sure their children see them in the best light. The children they raise need to see pride and confidence beam off their mothers so they can take their mothers more seriously. The black boys they raise need to see their mothers true beauty and appreciate it so they will not be conflicted when it is time for them to choose their wives. The reality is that a high percentage of these women who will become or are already mothers will be raising their children alone; sometimes with help but with no help most of the time according to some statistics. The next generation of black children deserve to be empowered as much as they truly can be, and that empowerment that they gain from their parents is invaluable. Let's at least teach our future daughters that there is no hair on earth as special as theirs and teach them to love their natural hair. Let's teach them to love being black. This doesn't mean that they have to hate anyone else, it just means that they know how to actually love themselves. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Create an account or sign in to comment
You need to be a member in order to leave a comment
Create an account
Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!Register a new account
Already have an account? Sign in here.Sign In Now