To Wear Makeup Or Not and Further Explorations into Black Femininity

This guy can better articulate my argue to black feminist a lot better than I even could…. Women if you believe I’m just a bitter angry jaded women-hater then please read this blog. It has none of my grammar mistakes or extreme indictments.

The Uppity Negro

One of the many navel-gazing pasttimes of Americans in the 21st century is to look at celebrities with no make-up.  Wait, let me be specific, we look at female celebrities with no make-up.  I’m not even sure the genre of male celebs in no make-up even exists.  Over the past years we’ve seen

the good

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the regular

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the plain


the bad


Recently, I came across a picture of Kerry Washington without make-up and she fit well within the realm of “the regular.”  She looked like the tens of millions of women who go to work day in and day out without make-up–average.  Average doesn’t mean bad, average simply means that you fall, percentage wise, within the apex of the bell curve.  For those of you who have been living under the proverbial rock, Kerry Washington is the actress who has slogged through many character-actor movies and finally hit the jackpot…

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