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25 June 2007 @ 07:41 pm
BY THE GODDESS!  

 Well, isn't that just like a woman.

Earth goddess, X-men Leader, Morlock champion, rebel punk, and master thief......but we all know what really matters.

Fantastic Four  #547
Written by: Dwayne McDuffie
Art by: Paul Pelletier

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"You can tell Michael Collins that my hair is completely natural."
"This is NOT  a weave!"





Please , let that character be a skrull. I call on the goddess of comics and the saint of fangirls- let that character be a skrull...
 
 
 
Warning: Proximity to me causes adventures.karnythia on June 30th, 2007 04:06 am (UTC)
Re: THE LAST WORD (?)
Actually the versatility of African American hair ensures that white people feel entitled to comment on hair texture color and length. Shaving one's head does not negate the invasiveness of the questioning. And learning to deal does not equal not reacting. Are you seriously trying to tell black women who have had similar experiences, and who are saying that the characterization is spot on that they don't know how a black woman would react?
Jkarabellajkarabella on June 30th, 2007 11:55 am (UTC)
Re: THE LAST WORD (?)
Out of genuine curiosity, is it generally only white people who are so invasive with the hair or are other non-black ethnicities also like this?
Warning: Proximity to me causes adventures.karnythia on June 30th, 2007 12:27 pm (UTC)
Re: THE LAST WORD (?)
My experience has been pretty much exclusively white people. I've had a few other POC (of various ethnic backgrounds) ask me questions about my hair, or ask if they can touch my hair (though that was actually a close friend not a stranger) but only white people have felt entitled to ask me if I was wearing a weave, or be a complete stranger and touch my hair.

My experience has also been (particularly with white women of a certain age) that they are more likely to get upset when I don't respond well to them inviting themselves into my personal space. When I was living in Germany I had occasion to notice that white Americans were more likely to do it than any of the white Europeans I met. The German guys on base (I'm ex-Army) were fascinated by black people in general, but they are not a touchy feely sort with strangers.
Jkarabellajkarabella on June 30th, 2007 12:52 pm (UTC)
Re: THE LAST WORD (?)
Interesting. Thank you.
delux_vivens on June 30th, 2007 07:18 pm (UTC)
Re: THE LAST WORD (?)
Hasnt that been the point of the entire comic panel, that white people really often are that invasive about black folks' hair?
Jkarabellajkarabella on June 30th, 2007 11:40 pm (UTC)
Re: THE LAST WORD (?)
So I'm told.
(Anonymous) on July 4th, 2007 10:44 am (UTC)
Re: THE LAST WORD (?)
As a Portuguese white guy, I'd say that might relate to the frequency of black women straightening their hair in America compaired to Europe, though I might be wild-guessing since my contact is admitedly limited.
delux_vivens on June 30th, 2007 06:14 pm (UTC)
Re: THE LAST WORD (?)
is it generally only white people who are so invasive with the hair

yes.
Jkarabellajkarabella on June 30th, 2007 06:54 pm (UTC)
Re: THE LAST WORD (?)
Thank you.
delux_vivens on June 30th, 2007 07:11 pm (UTC)
stop talking crazy talk.
next thing you'll be talking about how hair can be such a big deal for black women because they can lose their jobs for wearing it in natural, unprocessed styles an' shit.
Warning: Proximity to me causes adventures.karnythia on June 30th, 2007 07:13 pm (UTC)
Re: stop talking crazy talk.
See, now why you want to go there? Next I might mention how Storm would have endured years of commenst about her hair (mostly not complimentary) to the point where she would have simply run out of patience at the next dumbass thing someone had to say on the subject.
delux_vivens on June 30th, 2007 07:16 pm (UTC)
Re: stop talking crazy talk.
But, i mean, you cant *kmow* that. I mean, you can interpret the character that way, of course. But.