[TALK LIKE SEX] Blacks and the Madonna-Whore Complex
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same standards and judgments are hardly ever applied to men. Men shouldn’t feel threatened by women who affirm their sexuality, know what they want, and are unafraid to discuss and embody it. By allowing us that liberty, we can work towards striking down some of the negative stereotypes that we’re little more than “hoes” and reshape the narrative about us. We can be both ladies and freaks if allowed the space to just be who we are; the two concepts don’t have to be mutually exclusive.

Feminista Jones is a sex-positive Black feminist, social worker and blogger from New York City. She writes about gender, race, politics, mental health and sexuality at FeministaJones.com. Follow her on Twitter at @FeministaJones.