An Open Letter To F-ckboys On Twitter Who Still Don't Know S--t When It Comes To Black Women
Aren’t you tired of this?
Aren’t you tired of expressing opinions that make you all look like a bunch of fucking dumbasses? Of getting attention for all of the wrong reasons? Of reminding Black women how much you don’t like or trust or respect them?
Because those same Black women who you don’t really like or trust or respect all that much? They’re tired of this. They’re tired of you opening your ashy-lipped mouths to make the same complaints about them every few months, no matter how many times you’re proven wrong and how many times you’re proven to be wrong and bitter.
Last week, Twitter was discussing an up-and-coming rapper named Megan Thee Stallion and how her lyrical skills have been getting her lots of attention. Which of course soon resulted in one of you fuckboys automatically comparing her to Cardi B and claiming that she might be the female MC to bring back real rap and be taken seriously for her rap (because you know, when it comes to female MCs, the rap game is treated like Highlander, in that there can be only one).
Y’all realize Megan is coming up like how the older rap girls did. Word of mouth. Radio shows, FREE-STYLING her own work. This is a genuine come up and I can’t wait till she blow up even more https://t.co/1s8vLSiBYN— SAFIQ 🎱 (@Bxnkhead) March 7, 2019
And if that wasn’t bad enough, more fuckboys decided to take a break from secretly jerking off in the bathroom at their grandmother’s house to look at her recent post on Twitter in which she expressed her love of anime and claim that she’s lying and not really interested in anime.
Y’all can’t buy this bc it’s hanging up in my house already 😛 https://t.co/jufMzj7QW5— TINA SNOW (@theestallion) March 4, 2019
They need to make me an anime character NOW— TINA SNOW (@theestallion) March 4, 2019
Because according to you, women who look like Megan don’t watch anime and don’t really know anything about it.
y’all think she watching anime? Lmfao pic.twitter.com/VCge5cCblQ— Playboi Saudi (@OkizemeDes) March 7, 2019
No way Meghan the stallion watch anime. Her PR team fire.— The Lord of Light (@CourtneeHendrix) March 7, 2019
You can practically hear the angry-sighs coming from Black women every single time this topic comes up on Twitter. And mind you, this topic and this accusation against them comes up at least once every few months. And you can practically feel the unresolved anger and bitterness come off of your every tweet that claims that Black women aren’t real nerds. That there were no Black female nerds back when you were in school, and that this is just something they started lying about and pretending to be. That any actual Black female nerds weren’t paying attention to Black male nerds like yourselves, and were only paying attention to the athletes, thugs, and hood niggas who didn’t treat them right the way that you would have. And that Black female nerds only just pretended to be nerds and are really just fake geek girls trying to impress guys.
(angry-sighs) All right, fuckboys. There are many reasons as to why Black female nerds at your schools didn’t pay attention to you or choose not to go out with you, so let’s go down this longer-than-a-receipt-from-CVS list and go over these reasons, shall we?
1 - 10) Because they were not attracted to you.
11) Because you didn’t actually approach them and ask them out on a date.
12) Because you actually did approach them to ask them out on a date, but did so with no manners whatsoever.
13) Because you were socially awkward and uncomfortable to be around in ways that were too overbearing to deal with.
14) Because they were attracted to other boys.
15) Because they were attracted to other girls.
16) Because they weren’t attracted to anyone.
17) Because they didn’t know you and had no knowledge of your very existence, which probably would’ve changed if you had actually approached them and asked them out on a date.
18) Because being a nerd and having nerdy interests was not always seen as a good thing, and could result in you being teased or harassed or getting your ass kicked by bullies, and so any and all signs of being a nerd and wanting to be around other nerds were kept in hiding.
19) Because they have very strict parents or grandparents who were hell-bent on making sure that their daughters were focused on their studies and not focused on boys. (Especially if those parents or grandparents were West Indian, because anything you’re saying or doing that isn’t cooking or cleaning or going to church is something that could easily be replaced by you focusing on your studies)
And many people over in Black Twitter didn’t hesitate to once again shake their heads and call this bullshit out:
How would it be beneficial for her image that the PR team would tell her to do that? pic.twitter.com/45VOEJgowv— llorona (@brownsugx) March 8, 2019
(Substitute anime for comics, videogames, etc. It all applies)— Andrien 🔜 PAX East (@EscoBlades) March 8, 2019
of all the things a woman could lie about for clout you think she wanna lie about watching cartoons throw lightning bolts at each other or whatever the hell. boy stop— CeciATL (@CeciATL) March 8, 2019
Y’all don’t want to believe pretty women watch anime because then you’d be faced with the sad reality that anime isn’t the reason they don’t like you.— Toy Sldrs (@ToySldrs) March 7, 2019
It’s just you. You as a lousy person. You.
This some geek ass shit to say lmfao. I promise anime isn’t exclusive some exclusive genre that’s only available to the ugly and the weirdos. https://t.co/ZlHEaFuMka— megan thee pony (@ayahnaaragon) March 7, 2019
Y’all nerds really think bitches are using you to get ahead. WHAT TANGIBLE THING DOES SECURING THE ANIME VOTE GET YOU? all it gets you is weird dms and really bad drawings of you with big titties. You do not have the power. End the madness— megan thee pony (@ayahnaaragon) March 7, 2019
as a woman i’m just so insulted by the general idea that my interests somehow only exist as a means to gain the attention of men. i’ve literally had my same damn interests since childhood 😭— ❄️ the night queen ❄️ | aka bathilda backshots (@___d0minique) March 7, 2019
The traveling goalpost logic that allows BM to say “Black girls didn’t like me because I was into anime” one moment while erasing the existence of Black female anime fans the next is STAGGERING. 😂— Shannon Miller (@Phunky_Brewster) March 8, 2019
Which is it, Orenthal?
when any black man logs on to say “black women always wanted me to be hood but I just wanted to read comics so they didn’t date me” I’m 100% sure they are talking about one girl in particular from high school who they built an entire complex around instead of meeting anyone else— jourdain @ SXSW (@jourdayen) March 10, 2019
I guess all those Black women I met at comic conventions and anime conventions in the late 90s and early 2000s accidently stumbled in the building and paid for the opportunity to be confused https://t.co/A0FLMxYqg1— Mel @ SXSW (@jane_anon) March 10, 2019
Thank you for your tweet. We’ve registered it as:— lauren [email protected] (@iamlaurenp) March 10, 2019
🔘 A false, derivative argument
🔘 Something that says more about your lack of awareness about women who have long enjoyed these things and not a lack of women.
🔘 Something That borderlines gatekeeping. https://t.co/wlMauVvW93
…because every time a Black woman went into a nerd space, they were questioned, harrassed, and belittled. They liked anime and comics; they just didn’t like YOU. https://t.co/CSAwBgQ7BF— Caleb Dume’s Two-Way Pager (@pfunk1130) March 10, 2019
This is such a lie. Maybe people see more geeky black women now bc the nature of social media shrinks the world. PLUS these women feel more comfortable expressing that side of themselves bc when we were girls, gatekeepers practically nerd-hazed folks out. https://t.co/KniTDwyQaJ— Nichole 🍞🍯 (@tnwhiskeywoman) March 10, 2019
My mom bought my first video game system. We played for hours. She's also an animation nerd and very into fantasy and sci-fi. Black women have always been nerdy. https://t.co/zYcgWAql9i— Joelle Monique ✍🏾 (@JoelleMonique) March 10, 2019
“Y’all are brand new.” Alright then. 🙄— Shannon Miller (@Phunky_Brewster) March 10, 2019
Has anyone made this bingo card yet? Which square is this? https://t.co/cJ1xFE519u
My grandma is a Trekkie and we watched DS9 together when I was a kid. She’s 81 years old. That’s all I have to say to men who think Black women geeks/nerds just showed up yesterday.— Tai Gooden (@taigooden) March 10, 2019
I’ve come to the conclusion that men use their hobbies/careers/interests as a crutch/reasoning as to why women will or won’t fuck with them.— Lemmiedrvdaboat (@SayitAintSooph) March 11, 2019
For example: if there’s a guy I’m uninterested and I curve him, let’s say he gets a prestigious well paying job.— Lemmiedrvdaboat (@SayitAintSooph) March 11, 2019
He’s more likely to flaunt his success as if that would’ve upped his chances of being with me.
Just like how the 20k a year, uneducated, “hood nigga” is getting chose on, and your prestigious ugly ass it not. Like lmao go figure— Lemmiedrvdaboat (@SayitAintSooph) March 11, 2019
why would girls choose the entitled and misogynistic jocks instead of the quiet nerds, whose attitudes towards women are exactly on par with the jocks but who are less attractive— Shaun (@shaun_jen) March 12, 2019
And Megan Thee Stallion also tweeted a request from Black women on Twitter who watch and love anime to post their photos and let you fuckboys and the rest of the world know that they exist. You may need an hour or two to scroll through the responses to her tweet, because there are a lot.
Let’s start a thread of bad bitches that watch anime 🤷🏽♀️ drop your photo with your fave show pic.twitter.com/bQvAuiGPT3— TINA SNOW (@theestallion) March 8, 2019
All of that pretty much boils down to something that you fuckboys are quite unable or unwilling to answer: why should Black female nerds want to date you, or even be friends with you and have you in their lives? Because you have the same skin color? Because you like the same things, or because you think they’re not really nerds and you can pass down all of your knowledge to them so that they can like the same things that you do? Despite the fact that this same kind of logic (“Well…he’s Black. And she’s Black. I think the two of you should go out”) is the same type of ridiculous and small-minded logic that results in White people trying to play matchmaker for their Black friends/acquaintance/co-workers who simply want them to be quiet and keep their distance so they can do their job and then go home, or for people at Marvel Comics who thought it was a good idea for Black Panther and Storm to link up and get married.
I’m sorry to keep throwing bags of dogshit all over your picnic (actually, I’m not), but Black female nerds probably wouldn’t want to date you because your thoughts and opinions are horrible and offensive. Because most of you who talk so much shit about Black women in general and their looks and how they present themselves on social media look ugly enough to make a strap-on go limp, and those of you who actually are good-looking ruin whatever appeal you have the second you open your mouths to talk. Because you’re two steps away from becoming full-blown incels, and one step away from referring to Black women as Negro bed-wenches when you’re not too busy trolling and insulting Terry Crews (who has suddenly decided to backpedal, apologize to you fuckboys, and then come to you for support for reasons I can’t possibly fathom, but that’s another story for another day).
I’ve said this before when I wrote about Beyoncé and Serena Williams, and I said it when I wrote again about Serena, and here I am having to repeat myself once more because you fuckboys really don’t know how to take a hint, so here goes:
Black women don’t owe you anything. Not their time, their attention, their love, or their friendship. And just because you were made to feel disliked and unwanted back when you were in school , you really need to stop assuming that any Black female nerds were suffering the very same fate. Especially since it’s very likely that fuckboys like yourselves are the ones who made them feel disliked and unwanted in the first place, all because you were too busy trying to get with the Cool Girls. You probably spent all of your time trying to be with Whitley Gilbert while completely overlooking Freddie Brooks who was standing right next to you, and it wasn’t until Freddie got a makeover and looked even better than she did before that you finally started paying attention and asking where she’s been this whole time. (And if you just read any of this and are asking who is this Whitley and Freddie that I’m going on about, then you’ve clearly never watched an episode of A Different World and you need to fix that immediately.)
Stop lying to Twitter when it comes to Black women and most importantly, stop lying to yourselves. You lying about Black women and the fact that they know just as much as you, if not more than you, when it comes to the things that you’re nerdy about will not make your dicks any less ashy. You saying this as if Aisha Tyler, Graveyard Shift Sisters founder Ashlee Blackwell, rapper Jean Grae, assistant professor/visual artist/writer of the Marvel comic-book series Ironheart Dr. Eve Ewing, and the hundreds of other Black women on Twitter who are making their presence felt when it comes to arts and education and entertainment don’t exist, only make you look and sound even more ridiculous than usual. And it definitely won’t convince these Black women that you’re the men that they’ve been looking for. It will just make them laugh at you, make them angry, make them embarrass you, and then tell you to keep it moving right before they block you so that they never hear from you again and forget that you even exist.
And the sooner you finally realize this and get some Act-Right when talking to and about Black women, the better we’ll all be.
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