Fashion Kills: Death by a thousand cuts and squeezes

One of my face book sister friend, Isa Malik posted this comment on her page, after viewing a video of some female trying to fit her ginormous elephant ass and thunder thighs into a set of jeans, made for a six-year-old.

My only issue with this is the heightened chances of reoccurring yeast infections as well as the spiritual ramifications of wearing tight, constricting clothes regularly. The apex of a women’s vagina n womb is sacred n the energy needs to be circulating up from Motha Earth to your womb so that you continually receive healing as well as messages from the Great Mother as well as send energy down into the Earth to her. That is part of your purpose as a Womb-man walking upon the Earths surface. You are the healer by birth. When you put these tight clothes on you inhibit your ability to receive these sacred, psychic messages n deny yourself very powerful healing just to look tempting in a pair of jeans, so men will watch your ass as you walk. It kinda screams insecurity among other things but I think as women we kinda go threw phases as we mature n eventually break out of this self-destructive cycle so I’m not knocking her at all. I just learned better as I got older n now in my mid 30’s I feel less of a need to showcase that I have a big beautiful ass-set n want the Brothas to focus more on my face,intellect, n spiritual capacities that are far more valuable then my behind.

Raspect to you Sistas, young n old coming up out of the illusion of the external. When you realize you have the ability to feed a Brothas soul n spirit, the physical will become secondary.

I am unable to post the video because it comes from a Facebook page called…“BootyManiac“…! After going on the page and viewing the bevy of videos and images, I must say I am thoroughly disgusted. Not just by the amount of jiggly adipose tissues, but by the continual belief among males and females that a woman showing off her ass makes her some sort of catch.


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These are some of the pictures i took from the site. The response from the males, especially the kneegrows, are quite instructive and fascinating.

I mean yes! If you offer up greasy meat to junkyard dogs they will snap at it, but they are junkyard dogs, who will snap at a rat or any other small animals in the junkyard. What is even more nonsensical, is that on the page, most of thee females are non Afrikans (not that I care to see Afrikans exhibiting their asses for the viewing pleasure and masturbation impetus of strangers). The fact that these days so many mostly Caucasian females are doing the same ratchet shit that many kneegrow females are doing, highlights how much they envy Afrikan woman, want to entice Afrikan men AND shows how much men heavily influence the females into doing destructive behaviors, just for attention of men.

I admit that I am one of probably two Afrikan men on the planet that prefers a woman with a tight and smaller ass, over one whose ass can cover a whole family of homeless people from thunder showers. I prefer to see a woman with a fit over all body from hours spend eating properly and exercising, so that she is toned and healthy, instead of being disproportionately built from the ass down.

I never liked this pursuit of fashion for the sake of being seen as fashionable, because it seems like fashion today is more about how extreme you can go instead of how you can accentuate your body and features in a sublime way. This is why women will butter their thighs in order to slide into a pair of jeans their seven-year old nieces should be wearing. I remember listening to a lecture by Phil Valentine a while back where he spoke about the necessity for women to wear clothes that allows their vagina to breathe. Isa Malik confirmed that strangling the vagina, for the sake of fashion likes comes, does result in numerous unwanted side effects.

Any kind of constricting of the thighs, ass, vagina, breasts and stomach causes long-term health risk. The need for a woman to show off her breasts and ass, created a cosmetic surgery industry that makes millions for the butchers and has caused numerous disfigurations and death.

The other foolishness that women engage in is how they torture their ankles, Achilles heel, hips and spine, by forcing their feet into stilts.

Its interesting though that right after stating how high heels destroys the feet and body, this doctor turns around and suggest that women mix up the weapons of mass destruction of a womans body. But It’s not just stilettos and very high heels—pumps of all height can cause foot pain, heel pain, and seriously compromise your foot health. How high is too high?

Walking in three-and-a-quarter inch heels could prematurely age your joints, because it causes changes to your gait similar to what is seen in aging in those with arthritic knees, according to a study in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research.

The heels make it much harder to allow the knee to straighten when it needs to. This then puts more pressure for longer periods of time on the kneecap and the inside of the knee, making it more likely to wear away faster,”

So explains study author Constance Chu, M.D., professor of orthopaedic surgery at Stanford University.

And sky-high heels do more than just age your joints. Wearing them increases your risk for ankle sprains, stress fractures, pinched nerves, and shortening of the Achilles tendon, and exacerbate conditions like bunions and hammer toes. In addition to affecting other areas of your life (like simply walking), each of these foot issues can compromise your workout. Yikes!

Three and a quarter inches isn’t even that high compared to what most of the women wear! “The higher the heel, the more potential there is for problems, but this makes it hard for most of us who want to look sharp without compromising our health—even I find it hard to purchase attractive shoes with heels less than three inches high!” says Chu.

You’re safest with heels under two inches, and wedges or thick heels are preferable to stilettos, Brenner says. “The wider the surface of the heel, the more support there is for the arch of your foot, decreasing the risk for permanent damage,” she adds.

Overstand high heels takes us right back to the ass problem, because most heels are designed to elevate and make the ass stick out, appearing more defined than it normally is. Which can be a problem for those women who just can’t make it work. I guess this is why most now are opting for sticking bricks and Jello in their asses.

I could go on and on about other issues I have with the excesses that woman go through to alter their appearance to please men and make other women admire or get jealous. Which is the sum total of the monster the fashion industry created. But I will leave the lasting image below to show you how ridiculous we look, living in an age where beauty is not measured by your essence, brains or personality anymore, but by artificialities of the beauty industry. An industry mostly run by drug addicts, pedophiles and homosexuals.

These are the people at the fore front of telling low self-esteem females how to look presentable. Let that marinate for a minute or two.

I couldn’t readily find videos targeting black women, because black women are an irrelevant exotica within the industry. Even though black women buy so much shit geared towards white women. Self love and self-esteem, is a wonderful thing if you have it. But a terrible thing to lack.

Your team work makes your team work

Tonight I watched game two of the NBA finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers, up until about four and a half minutes left in the game. I mean I really paid attention this time and in so doing, was struck not only by how dissimilar each team is to each other, but gained some insight about us as a people.

The Cavaliers were touted as a team built different from other teams, because it was built to maximize LeBron James unique skills set.  The team was assembled around a player built like a power forward, playing like a small forward, yet really directing the flow of his team’s offence as a point guard.

LeBron James is a uniquely skilled player with the typical mindset of the modern basketball player. That is he wants it to be all about him. Such an individual functions best when they are the fulcrum of the offence, yet less so if they were  to be just a spoke on the wheel.

Contrast the Cavaliers with the truly unique Warriors, a team that perfectly exemplifies what a team looks like and function like. This is a team that has multiple players who can spot up and shoot the jumpee. Can take you off the dribble. Are excellent passers and all play defense as if they cared and intelligently.

Yet the most telling narrative about the Golden State Warriors is that the players rarely deviated from the team concept, that was initially built by a black man, Mark Jackson, before he was tossed out and replaced by Steve Kerr, who did fine tune the machine instead of breaking it.

LeBron used the power of his talent and influence to surround himself with guys that depended on him feeding them the ball. Players whose success revolves around him and not the concept of the team. This is a failure of LeBron as much as it is a failure of the Cleveland management. If Lebron falters, the remaining players find it difficult to pick up the slack,  because they are not as athletic, youthful or as skilled as a majority of other teams, much less the Golden State team. The Warriors on the other hand, will not suffer much of a drop off, if one of their starting five, who each could start on any other NBA team, drops off.

Yes I know this Cavalier team beat a better group of 15 last year. But this Warrior team hot better thtough addition by subtraction. There were better players added to the core of the team, and though the bench is not as good as last year’s,  the important bench players still remained.

To me both teams represents a cautionary tale for African people from a family, social or intimate relation’s point of view. As individuals we bring our own unique talents to a situation. However, we are often stymied by individualism, individualistic behavior and egotism. Most of us shun the team concept, rather preferring to be the conductor instead of part if the band.

Many of us instead focusing on our own talents and what we can bring to the table, become jealous or covetous of the other team members gift or evn their presence; fearing they will steal  our “shine”! By focusing on everybody else instead of how we can enhance the team, we end up causing all manner of rifts and break downs, eventually causing the team to break up.

The Golden State Warriors slogan of strength in number’s,  is a commitment to the team concept. It exemplifies what a symbiotic relationship looks like. Individuals with different skills coming together to support each other, yet still keep their individuality enough, so that they each can step up when one of the members stumble.

A symbiotic relationship is like how each planet revolves around its own orbit, yet in turn revolves around the sun’s electromagnetism and the moon’s cycle in a perfect harmony of balance.

A strong team can work even better or just as good, if there is a mixture of veteran experience and youthful vigor. In fact some of life’s greatest teams have had such a make up and it has not only enable strong championship runs, but also create an overlap where as the experience players transition out,  the young players become experienced vets who in turn passes on their experience to the younger players.

What I see around me with my people today, are veterans failing to properly be a jegna to the young ones. They instead become jealous of the youth and fearful that they would be replaced. Often times they would sabotage, the young people’s game.

Then there are really young players who not once looked to the vets for assistance, be so full of themselves,  grow disrespectful of the veteran’s experience,  seeing it as out dated and irrelevant. Such a fractious environment is forever ripe for discord,  blatant in fighting and self-destruction. The elders don’t know or care to give proper guidance and the youth are not interested or don’t care enough to listen to or accept proper guidance.

Throughout my years playing, coaching and watching athletic events, I have embraced the notion that hard work beats talent, if talent don’t work hard. Imagine if the team you are on, is filled with talented and hard-working individuals who share, care and are willing to smoothly fill in where your teammates have holes in their game, or when they stumble?

Yes! Your team works makes your team works.  To be a well oiled machine of indispensable and cooperative parts.

This requires deep reflection.