The Death of Love, Marriage, & Community, in Black America?: Requiem for a Heavyweight

According to the excellent research of Harvard African American historian Professor Louis “Skip” Gates, Blacks, immediately coming out from under slavery, got married in droves and were eager to build families and communities. In fact, marriage was such a norm in Black America that by 1950 MORE Black Women were married than White Women—this at the height of the Jim Crow era. By the year 2000, however—only a half-century later—marital rates in Black America not only plummeted but also were…

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Comment on The Rules Revisited: What Men Think of You Without Makeup

I just read one of the few arguments in favor of wearing makeup that made me consider actually facing up regularly when I go out. 7. There is something intimate about seeing a girl without makeup. When I’ve seen my ex-girlfriends without their hair and makeup done, I’ve had two thoughts: a she is less attractive, but b it is nice that I get to see this side of her. It is an expression of intimacy – and her confidence…

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The Satanic Witch

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The Satanic Witch is a book written by Anton Szandor LaVey, founder of the Church of Satan.  It is a manual on the art of seduction for women, and goes into lesser magic like fortune telling and potions. The basis of most of the advice revolves around a sort of personality clock, that illustrates the spectrum of types.  At 12 o’clock are dominant/masculine/fire types.  At 3 o’clock, the intellectual/air types.  At 6 o’clock, we have the passive/feminine/water types, and at…

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The Slut Rules, Rule #6: Listen to your straight male friends (and maybe enemies too).

Your Gay friends may mean well, but they don’t have the same things to lose that you do, and they don’t think like straight men.  So when you need advice about how to deal with men, go to straight men. Remember that not everyone who kisses your butt is your friend, and not everyone who hates on you is exactly your enemy.  Most of the time, you’ll get the closest thing to the truth, from people who have no interest…

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What do men really want?

I’ve decided to make a post about what men really want.  Well, maybe not just men in general, but the men who matter: the ones who actually want and/or are in a real relationship. Since it’s best to let the men speak for themselves, this is basically a list of links.  However, it would be irresponsible of me not to post a disclaimer, and that is whatever you read, the woman should be of the same or a socially convenient…

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