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Feminity, The Hood and Black Women Trying to Be Men

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How is femininity defined for the modern woman? Is the definition of feminine different for black women than it is women of other races?  How does "the hood" dampen the ability of the black woman to express traditional femininity? It's a real dliemma for black women that must be strong to survive the hood life, while at the same time black men and women express disdain for "the strong black woman" slapping her with the label of "acting manly" when she stands up for herself or behaves aggressively. What does femininity mean for the modern woman?

We'll also discuss the Cleveland Transit Authority incident where a 25 year old black female attacked a 59 year old male bus driver and got punched to the moon for putting her hands on him. Was her behavior demonstrating a lack of femininity or just plain stupidity?

Call in to 347-327-9215 with your thoughts.

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