I’m no stranger to witnessing male relatives and friends turn their noses at females horsed-down in weave or buried in makeup. But with the popularity of social media, the criticism of false lashes, fake asses and and faux thatches has reached an all-time high. I know y’all see the memes and eye the disapproving comments.
How y’all look with all that makeup on:
Chicks be transforming like:
Let Black men tell it: They don’t want to run their fingers though train tracks; they don’t want their hands popped when they try to run their fingers through said tracks. “Weaves stink,” makeup “be deceiving n—as,” or females with butt shots look “too fake.”
However, these are the types of images getting all the love and attention:
I know a guy who condemned Black women who wore weaves, makeup, fake nails and flaunted surgeon-constructed bodies, but got exposed for lowkey boinking a fake-booty stripper with silicone tits, blonde weave and dust buster lashes. Yeah this kind:
With all the loud talk being muted with blatant contradictions, it’s hard to decipher if our men genuinely desire, and appreciate, butter brown women in our natural form. And as with any other trend or standard of beauty, Yaki weave, butt plumps and drawn on eyebrows would NOT get play if they weren’t getting any validation. (Snap, snap!)
Of course, every individual has their own preference, and many of our men do prefer to see their woman in a wavy Brazilian opposed to embracing her coily Kizzy. (Roots, people, Roots.) But from my experiences, there seems to be a large amount of Black men who blib and blab about what’s going on with their women’s obsession with hair that’s not theirs and loads of Maybelline that is piled on like they’re getting dressed for a casket date. And let me not start about the complaints I see when it comes to this dreadful new butt-shot booty trend.
With that said, I just want to know: Do Black men really want to see us in our bare skin? Blackheads, blemishes, scars, dark marks and all? Can you brothas really handle the unpermed naps and comb-breaking kinks? Are you 2015 dudes truly attracted to Black women who don’t spend half a day ironing weaves, contouring jawlines or posing with spanking new plastic booties tooted for the whole world to see?
Somebody please let me know, ’cause I’m confused. As hell.