Pop Culture. After watching this video, I reflected on how my past birds-and-the-bees conversations with my mother, a Southern Belle, were pretty nonexistent until I got to high school. Unfortunately, I feel like we have to start a lot of conversations just for us to even feel a fraction of understood. I think black women have the power to manifest whatever we want to in this word, we just have to tap into it.
Teaching Black Men How To Talk To Their Sons About Sex | WUNC
This past summer I took a sabbatical from my sex podcast " The Girth ," and while researching topics to start back up with I found several lists of sex podcasts that people should check out on sites like Marie Claire , Cosmo , YourTango , and so many more. Want to know the one thing that was missing from every list whether five or fifteen were named? Podcasts hosted by people of color. How is the host of a nationally syndicated morning show and someone who is tabloid heaven not making these lists? Some might argue, well Amber Rose's show is new but the most recent list to come out via Self Magazine also excluded it and it was written by a person of color. Stop being lazy and picking whatever is in the top 10 on iTunes and actually do some research when doing these lists.
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Coakley, a professor of social work at UNCG, is conducting research to study how black men talk to their sons about sex and she often hosts information sessions at barbershops. Antonio Pickard is a father of seven, including four boys, ages 13 to People underestimate the power and influence of parents that still is real.
In a culture driven by sexual and racial imagery, very few honest conversations about race, gender, and sexuality actually take place. In their absence, commonly held perceptions of black women as teenage mothers, welfare recipients, mammies, or exotic sexual playthings remain unchanged. For fear that telling their stories will fulfill society's implicit expectations about their sexuality, most black women have retreated into silence. Tricia Rose seeks to break this silence and jump-start a dialogue by presenting, for the first time, the sexual testimonies of black women who span a broad range of ages, levels of education, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Both brilliantly conceived and sensitively executed, Longing to Tell is required reading for anyone interested in issues of race and gender.