Tuesday, September 8, 2009

You can STILL suck her D*ck!

I just came across this shitty article on Caster Semenya, the South African teen who was given a gender test, unbeknownst to her, by Belgian sports officials about a month ago.

The test was given to prove that she was female because according to European "officials" her muscular build and deep voice brought question to see if she was really the gender she claimed to be, especially after she won a gold medal in a track and field event.

The article highlights a makeover that was given to the Semenya which included a curly weave, accessories, make-up and a dress.

The author of the article focused on her hair and dress by remarking, "For the shoot Semenya sported a less ambiguous hair style, a designer black dress, jewelry, makeup and nail polish. Despite what you think about the whole situation..."

Then he goes on to say, "it's safe to say that this is the first time that Semenya has truly looked like an 18-year old woman. "

First, it is not safe to say those remarks, it actually is quite ignorant and culturally insensitive for you to call traditional black hairstyles "gender ambiguous" when it is apparent you don't know shit about black hair.
Caster's hair style was braided in the tradition of South African young women who are unmarried and are still in school, or of school age.

If you would've known, Chris Chase, or at least did some research, you would've wrote with a wider cultural understanding that braids are worn in various ways to symbolize certain status.

And if you would've looked into the hairstyles of your forebears, long, hair was worn by both men and women in Europe, as well as skirts.

Furthermore, there was a huge oversight by the author. He quoted Caster as saying that she would wear more skirts if she could. To him this suggested that she was really buckling to pressure to "look and dress" like a woman. To me, Caster's remark implies financial hardship and the inability to buy fancy dress. And the last time I checked the Semenya family lived in a Shanty Town.

Clothes are a luxury to her, like most black South Africans who have been living in abject poverty and underrepresentation even after Apartheid. And perhaps certain clothes are for survival, especially when rape is a major issue in black South Africa.

So a European fashion statement might not be Caster's priority or even not a care that she must ascribe to a foreign fashion sense that is tied to a gender status she will never be based on the mere fact that she is black.

Overall, in spite of its flaws and ignorance of this article, it proves my point that gender is a social construction.

As a journalism and media studies critic, this report also proves that the news is BIAS and BULL.

Wearing a dress and make-up does not make you look like a woman or become a woman! It is really based on a society's standards of femininity and masculinty.

Mr. Chase, if your fashion and beauty expertise about Semenya's dress, makeup and skirt have transformed her into a woman, than, go choke on his pu$$ie hair.

Or maybe prefer a big butt and a smile. You'd grab a brother in kilt whose cheeks can warm you on a breezy day.

Ahh, I see you drooling. It's okay, tell'em EcoSoul hooked y'all up. Oh yeah and Caster says choke on a fat ounce of truth, and read some books you dumb ass.

Blog on...your writing gives me material to work with. EcoScI

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field negro said...

Great post as usual! Keep em coming.

Reggie said...

Sad ain't it?!? The more I know people the more I like roaches.

Beautifully.Conjured.Up said...

I saw your blog over on Rippa's place...I'm def. coming back...LOVED IT!!

RiPPa said...

I'm so in love with you! Man, this is the shit I've been talking about wince this story broke. But no, these are some in our African American collective who are unable to grasp what you laid out.

silly girl said...

I feel so sorry for her. This story is a real tear jerker for me. This is harder than the usual career ending situation because it goes to her very identity. I am a parent and I can't help but think, what if she were my child?