TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY, ONE MUST DRESS THE PART
Over the last few weeks and months, Black Lives Matter has been quite active in their protests, rioting, looting, and demonstrating since the death of George Floyd. While the movement is gaining some steam and has been given hundreds of millions of dollars in recent donations, an aspect of their movement is being overlooked…especially seeing how BLM wants to be taken with considerable legitimacy and revered seriousness. That aspect is the presentation of its women and their female leadership.
ME TOO and Revealing Protest Photos — In 2017, a story broke about Hollywood Producer Harvey Weinstein being accused of (and later criminally indicted on) sexual assault. This started the popularity of the #MeToo movement in the USA. It is curious to note that several of the women joining in on the #MeToo protests did so in a very different manner. Many women, especially celebrities on the red carpet at different and various awards shows in 2017 and 2018 chose attire that was probably more revealing than normal. Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Edition, in 2018, also featured models and celebrities posing nude with #MeToo slogans written in black paint on their bodies. It is interesting to note that the #MeToo Movement has fallen a bit flat in the days since the Harvey Weinstein indictment and the Justice Kavanaugh Supreme Court Hearings. Could it be that #MeToo was torpedoed by models and celebrities, showing their bodies off in a sort of twisted way in order to protest, who were seen more as hypocrites than activists?
THE REVEALING NATURE OF BLACK LIVES MATTER WOMEN — It is interesting to note that the Black Lives Matter Movement states the following for black women…
“There are now renewed conversations about how sexual violence and sexual intimidation are part of how black women experience racist policing.”
“We also have to consider that sexual harassment, exploitation, and assault not only happen on the streets, they also occur in the home and in the detention center.”
“When we look at this issue historically, women activists were often targeted by police, and the sexual violence that civil rights activists experienced in places like Mississippi’s Parchman Farm raised the consciousness of other activists about the need for prison reform.”
“Sexism is a factor, but so are market forces—an industry built on saving, rehabilitating, and disciplining men of color has emerged, which has attracted state funding and enriched some leaders of color and their organizations.”[source]
It is interesting, too, that we have heard almost ad infinetum ad nauseam how black women are seeking respect, fighting against cultural appropriation, and demanding to be taken literally and as real people, instead of BLM’s interpretation of historically perceived sexual glorification of black women.
Despite the above, it is quite hypocritical to hear the BLM women say one thing, yet dress entirely the opposite. A few photos are included…
As can be seen from the photos above, the majority of the Black Lives Matter women are scantily dressed; some even provocatively so. If, as BLM supporters and members demand, black women are to be taken less as sexual objects, and more as reasonable, real people, why is there a need for them to dress in such revealing ways? Why wear such sexually explicit clothing if they wish to be taken in sincerity?
THE WORST OF BLM HYPOCRITES: SIERRA TODD — Probably the worst of the hypocrites of the Black Lives Matter Movement is Miss Sierra Todd, currently a student at Temple University in Tokyo, and self-described founder of Black Lives Matter Tokyo. Miss Todd presumably organized and led the two-thousand person Black Lives Matter Protest and March in Tokyo in June of 2020. A quote from Miss Todd…
“‘First and foremost, we want to stand in solidarity with the people who are protesting in the United States right now,’ said Sierra Todd, 19, the main organizer and founder of Black Lives Matter Tokyo. ‘The other goal of the march is to start paving the way to introduce conversations about racism here in Japan.'”
“Moving forward, Todd hopes BLM Tokyo can change the perception of black people in Japan by organizing further demonstrations, creating a diverse community of people and making their work more visible.
“‘Nobody wants to attack Japan or attack Japanese people or demonize them. … If you’re not on the receiving end of these kinds of experiences, you’re not necessarily going to see what’s wrong or how they hurt people,’ Todd said. ‘I would encourage (Japanese) to listen to what other people are saying, and I would encourage them to take small steps, to open up a little bit to what the people who have experienced these things are expressing.'”
While these words sound good on paper, it is interesting to note Miss Todd’s Instagram page…
As we can see from the preceding photos, Sierra Todd — while preaching and marching and screeching and talking about black rights and black equality and black lives mattering and wanting to change the perception of blacks in Japan and abroad — is clearly sending off and publicizing a far, far different message in her above photos, and the rest on her Instagram page.If Misss Todd is so adamantly for Black Lives Mattering, and wants to change the perception of Black People — especially b lack women — in Japan, how is it that she can dress and model in clothing that either culturally appropriates Japanese Cultural Dress; shows her as an undersexed, over-hormoned sex kitten, waiting for her next mouse; or shows her wearing what could be described as a slave collar…?
What kind of message is being sent by Miss Todd when, on the one hand she states she wants to change the perception of black people n Japan, yet models and wears and walks about in clothing that reinforces Japanese perceptions of black people in general, and black women in particular? Can it not be said that Sierra Todd — founder and organizer of Black Lives Matter Tokyo — is an out and out hypocrite, demanding respect, yet displaying none (tragically enough, not even self-respect)? How can she honestly say she is for black equality when she is dating a male of a different ethnicity and culture from her own?
THE BOTTOM LINE: RESPECT IS EARNED, NOT GIVEN. If the BLM movement, especially seeing how it was allegedly founded by women, want to be respected, seen as legitimate, and accepted as real, it would behoove its leadership to start showing some self-respect. If Black Women want to be taken and accepted as real, as legitimate, and as other than sexual objects, its BLM Female leadership would be well in doing to start dressing the part. In all honesty, there are many who want to help to end racism, to finish off poor perceptions of all races including that of black people. Many in American and Western Society have done much to promote black women and t help empower them. Yet, there are others, such as Miss Todd, and many more in the BLM movement, who are dressing, living, and modeling artifacts and articles of clothing, wearing revealing attire, and going about living a life that screams anything but the desire for respect. Until BLM Women start to respect themselves, they will receive little respect from American Society in particular, and international society at large.
CONCLUSION: A BIBLICAL EXAMPLE — We see an example from the Bible…
“Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear. Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands: Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement. Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.” — 1st Peter iii. 1—7
If men and women would follow the written prescription for life as is seen in the Bible, much could be undertaken to end disrespect for women and legitimacy for men. If the BLM movement would also undertake Biblical principles, their true desires and their true wants would come to pass, most in ways that they would not expect. So long as BLM’s Leadership continues to allow and even promote black women to disrespect themselves, they, in urn, will receive no respect from anyone in society at large. The choice lies squarely with BLM’s leadership.
PRAYER — Heavenly Father, would you bring healing to our nation today. Hep us, and help our world, would you please? We pray this all in Jesus Christ’s Blessed Name, Amen!
THE LAST WORD — “Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.” — 1st Peter iii. 8—9
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