Why Jokes on Maxine Waters’ Hair & Donald Trump’s Hair aren’t Equal Mocking Opportunites

Why jokes on Maxine Waters’ hair and Trump’s hair aren’t equal mocking opportunities.

Bill O’Reilly was on air.  It wasn’t a commercial break.  He did not think his mic was off. He boldly and intentionally made the claim that while observing a speech by Ms. Waters that he “didn’t hear a word she said because he was looking at the James Brown wig.”  He really thought it was ok to mock Ms. Waters for the same reasons there was a level of ease and comfort with public mocking of Michelle Obama which is however different from the reasons Hilary Clinton was mocked. And obviously totally separate from the reasons Trump is mocked.  Let’s dissect it. This kind of arrogance and entitlement come from a long history of having the upper hand. When opponents are met with intelligence and power the side that’s used to “winning” thought it was ok, in this instance, to hit below the belt. Whether you agree or not with congresswoman Water’s political POV it’s wrong to attack a woman’s hair, body, features, clothes.  O’Reilly’s comment was sophomoric at best but more so a sad reflection of our current political landscape.  Recalling when #45 went after Heidi Cruz, Ted Cruz’s wife during the election. You all remember that, right?

So what’s different between mocking Maxine Waters, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Why aren’t there equal mocking opportunities for all of them? Because, as history would have it one of these three have had power and privilege by virtue of sex and race. And as we know the black woman has fought long against concepts of unattractiveness in a color obsessed society.  I would love to know what you all think!  Comment below!

Until next time belles,

Xo Leslie




Beauty App Connects Women with Natural Hair Salons

hair app As an advocate for everything to support healthy hair, we stumbled upon an app, called Swivel, that finds the right salon for your specific hair care needs.

According to the founders of Swivel:
“We’ve endured soul-crushing, hair-breaking, money-wasting trial-and-error (don’t tell us you’ve never cried after a bad blowout!), dealt with awkward moments when a salon couldn’t handle our “ethnic” hair, and put up with bad service, long waits, and rude stylists…all in the name of beauty.”
According to the Swivel app, those days are over. So we had to try out the app for ourselves. We downloaded the app from the app store and can choose from desired services such as: Twist outs, Silk Presses, Bantu Knots and other options.  You can select your hair type which includes Natural – Curly, Natural Kinky, Locs and other options.  We made our selection and were presented with a list of salons which included the address, ratings, images and the ability to book an appointment right from the app.

swivel1bCurrently the app is only available on iOS and lists salons in New York city.

Visit Swivel at http://www.swivelbeauty.com/

Until next time belles,

Xo, Leslie




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