Becky is not a slur.

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On Becky’s Good Hair and Disrespecting Black Women

The most disrespected woman in America, is the black woman. The most un-protected person in America is the black woman. The most neglected person in America, is the black woman.

I, like a lot of people, made sure to watch Beyonce’s visual album LEMONADE. Like most of the black women and femmes in my circle, I was moved by the artistry and symbolism of the film. A lot of us had critiques of the film, mainly that it lacked a full range of black womanhood (one that included trans women, fat women, women with disabilities and more dark skinned women) but we all recognized that it was something that was made solely for us. Thankfully, most of the world also recognized that this was something for us and kept their think pieces and opinions to themselves. Unfortunately, this did not mean that they…

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