A Man’s World… Or is it

What kind of world do we live in? Who established these social norms? Why has our culture manifested itself in the way that it has?

So many questions, so very little answers…

As a female in today’s society it’s not rare to get barked at by males, be  reduced to the color pants we’re wearing at the current moment, or even be thought of as sexual objects. Unfortunately this is a normality for so many.

Sure, some may argue that if females didn’t wear tight skirts or revealing blouses or the fact that they curled their hair and put on makeup, they wouldn’t get treated as they do. amber-rose-slutwalk-la-october-2015-bellanaija0003But…why does a woman’s attire and physical appearance represent her sexual standing? Too often today do women find themselves in a position that they couldn’t or shouldn’t have imagined that they’d be in. For these reasons, it’s people like Amber Rose that have started the “Slut Walk”, the no-shaming protest to end the rape culture and the dehumanization of women. If a woman is a bit more promiscuous than that of a nun, she’s every name in the book. The cruelty and slander is horrendous.

 

To make matters worse, our potential president-unfortunately, Donald Trump, has been interviewed, quoted, and filmed one to many times about his opinion on the female. Some of his many claims are that women are a distraction; their menstrual cycles, pregnancyy3hcusvl8wkq4l6f7xzgrdl72ejkfbmt4t8yenimkbvvk0ktmf0xjctabnaljim9, and emotional mindsets are far too chaotic, inconvenient and disturbing much less to be considered in any place of power or as president of the United States, referencing Hilary Clinton.

We know the setup, “what’s your name, what’s your sign, you got a man” etc. a timeless opener for males to entice a woman, but if theres a hint of sass given or an attitude underway we’re automatically the worst things walking this Earth. Sure, being dry or straight to the point  may not be the nicest thing to do, but if i’m simply just not interested or don’t want to be bothered why does that make me any less of a person. At a social event, a female was shot, SHOT, in her chest because she declined to give a man her phone number. Though she’s doing alright, it was such an unnecessary measure taken. It’s unclear of how nicely or rudely she may have declined his request, but why would that even be a factor? Why does a woman need to be a gentle lamb just to preserve her life in these types of occurrences???

It sort of reminds me of the senseless killings by the police officers. A man selling CD’s though thought to be suspicious or his activity even illegal, it doesn’t justify his death.He was shot several times at close range while being held down by other police officers.  If you’ve seen some of the comments of the videos that have gone viral you’d see some of thie ignorant nonsense people have posted. “If he wasn’t selling CD’s he wouldn’t have been shot, If he didn’t resist, if he didn’t talk back, if he didn’t stand there, if he didn’t blink, if he didn’t smile, if he wasn’t black….” so many hateful, blood-boiling statements that bring me back to the thought that no one deserves the treatment that society bestowes upon them. Whether it be a woman with tight fitting clothing that drank too much and thus gang raped or an innocent man hustling to feed his family shot and killed, there are no justifications for their resulting consequences.

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On a Saturday night out with the girls, all dolled up, men approach you and no matter how nice or rude you try to be it’s like they don’t get it. On a particular occasion, a man bumped into a young woman and was very touchy as he apologized, she requested that he not touch her, and he turned into another person aside from the one that was just trying to apologize so affectionately. “You must think you’re hot S***, you think you’re bad, well you’re not you ugly little b****, that’s why you…”, the slurs, profanity, and insults continued as he walked away. When these types of things happen it makes me wonder if it’s even safe to go out anymore. Who knows what could happen if a male approaches a female now of days.

Males are using whatever tactics they can just to save face and their pride. Chloroform cloths are being heavily used on women, along with date rape drugs- Rohypnol or Roofie, as well as tazers, guns, and other weapons. It wouldn’t be shocking to know that women actually feel some sense of obligation to comply with men and their requests no matter the circumstance just to maintain their safety. To no surprise, campus crimes have increased. A couple of girls walking back to their dorms from the library meeting with their study group, and a male thinks that’s the perfect time to take advantage of the situation. As women, we’re made to feel so small, helpless, weak, and insecure that we need to carry our purse pistols, a shank, mace…and not that that’s a bad idea at all, but why has society made us feel so fearful that we need to utilize these strategies just to make it back home safely?

Recently, well-known, socialite, Kim Kardashian was tied up with taped mouth and blindfold and robbed by two men dressed as police officers while in Paris for fashion week. Kanye West happened to be having a concert in the city that week and when he heard of the news he immediately canceled the show and went to be with her. People were outraged by the cancelation and took it out on Mrs. West herself.  People trolled, made accusations, and called Kim all sorts of names and legitimizing the reason she was robbed claiming that she shouldn’t have “all that money” anyway. Love, like, hate, or indifferent, no one should be made to feel so less than that anything they have can be taken rather it be physical objects or other things. This scenario isn’t too far off from what happens to women everyday.

download.jpegThis isn’t a rant for “men haters”, this isn’t a “women rule the world”-Beyonce combo, this isn’t to possey up and start a mob to start killing them off, this is to establish knowledge about what’s going on, in 2016 where a female can’t be too sure about her life’s state when a man approaches her. It’s all too surreal that our grandmothers were treated like queens when they were young. Given flowers, dated gentlemen who  thought they were lucky to have even have known the lady…times have definitely changed and not for better. As women, we definitely need to be aware of our surroundings, not caught up with capturing the “right light” while trying to take a selfie or other matters. It’s time to get serious. There are hotlines and helpful websites available. Talk to your mother, sister, grandmother, and other women. Talk to the men in your life too. Life is too precious and much to short to have it conflicted due to pride-hurt males.

Stay safe! Stay in the know!

-Domo.Dub

St. Pablo Tour stops in Grand Rapids

Considering I haven’t been to a concert since, B2K was a thing. Going to the St. Pablo
Tour was another great experience for 2016. I was able to see why people pay the big bucks for the closer seats, although my seats were just as great. The concert took place in the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, MI., where the streets flooded with people from all over West Michigan to experience Mr. West and his hovering stage.

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Kanye hit the platform at 9:21p.m., and the crowd went crazy. I’ll be honest, I enjoy Kanye as an artist and producer, but I really wasn’t a die hard fan–until now. The energy in that arena was amazing, I enjoyed every bit of it.

He performed several hits like, Jesus Walks, FourFive Seconds, Can’t Tell Me Nothing and several songs from Life of Pablo, obviously. Opening  with Father Stretch My Hands.

As I said before, I hadn’t been to a concert since watching Omarion glide across the stage at Joe Louis Arena, or maybe it was Lloyd…I’m not sure, but it has been a while. Of course, me being “Jill the camera lady” I wanted to capture so many great moments, for this post specifically. I had my phone out the entire time, recording and taking pictures.

I joked about how the set up and lighting made me feel like I was standing in the middle of Zion in the Matrix movie, because that’s exactly how it felt. The yellow lights gave it a real ambient touch. Listening to the crowd sing all the lyrics as if they were on stage performing. Needless-to-say, I had a ball and I need to learn more Yeezy songs new and old.

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Kanye’s Going to Hollywood!

By: William Lawson

Image via TMZ
Image via TMZ

In true Kanye fashion, Mr. West randomly showed up somewhere and did something crazy. In this case he randomly showed up to the final season of American Idol as they were holding auditions in San Francisco.

Kanye performed in front of JLo and the other people on the panel*. Kanye performed for the judges and of course Kim Kardashian-West caught it all on camera. The judges all acted as if they were surprised–and maybe they were–but it all smells of a bad ploy to get a boost in ratings as the show takes its final bow. It wouldn’t be the first time the Kardashians have been called upon to boost ratings for a show *cough cough I Am Cait and DASH Dolls*

Not like you haven’t guessed it, but Yeezus was given the golden ticket which for a normal Idol contestant would mean he made it to Hollywood week.

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Image via TMZ

*Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban

Come Again: Vogue Says North West Inspired Natural Hair

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By Sydney B.

I think someone may have slipped and bumped their head if they thought that North West was the inspiration behind natural hair.

Vogue Magazine sure did a number with this one!

In their recent issue, the magazine featured Kanye and Kim Kardashian-West’s beautiful baby girl North West calling her the inspiration behind natural hair.

“The awe these baby hairs inspired in the fashion world was rivaled by another very famous set of curls: the scraped-back and artfully sculpted tendrils of mini It girl North West,” Vogue says.

The magazine also claims that her family has built her to be “a kind of hair icon for a nascent and diverse generation of tots rocking their natural curls with unprecedented flair.”

Did Vogue have it all wrong?

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[Credit: Genius]
Well maybe…of course her curls are always bouncy, beautiful, and edgy to match her fly, but calling her a natural hair inspiration I would have to object!

Since we’re talking about babies, take a look a Baby Blue, she’s been rocking the natural hair look since she was born. We all know she has because at one point she was trending all over social media because of her hair…can you say true inspiration?

Whether she’s dressed in something comfortable or in a fancy dress, Blue Ivy has been scoring tens across the board as she flaunts her natural hair.

But how do you choose a baby over generations of women who’ve really been making a staple in the natural hair industry?

Since the issue released Vogue has received many disapproving comments from many fans and readers:

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Who do you think is a perfect candidate to be the face of the natural hair campaign?

 

 

 

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Expecting Twins?

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By Sydney B.

Kimmy Cakes and Yeezus are having twins!…Wait, no they’re having a baby boy!

WRONG.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are not having neither! The model quickly put the rumors to rest after word spread about the couple allegedly revealing that they were having twins!

Who started this crazy rumor?

Word around town confirms that many sources have been “confirming” that Mr. and Mrs. West are giving their little bundle of joy, North, a baby brother. After previously revealing that Kim is pregnant with baby number two, on the May 31 episode of Keep Up With the Kardashians, rumors could not have started soon enough.

With it being too soon to tell the sex of the baby, Kim K. is without a doubt overjoyed at the good news. Throughout this season we’ve watched as the couple has struggled to try and conceive their second child, and finally after months of trying, the news came when they least expected it.

“I’m so grateful to be pregnant when we didn’t even think it was going to happen,” say Kim.

I’m just hopping this new pregnancy doesn’t bring back the Kim Kardashian from hell! Be fierce and fabulous Kimmy, and let your beauty shine during your pregnancy.

Just a little honey in your tea for you to think about!

In the mean time, it looks like we’ll have to wait to see what the baby’s sex is! Checkout Kim’s tweets addressing the rumors and shutting them down:

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[Credit: Twitter @KimKardashian]
 

Kim Kardashian Humiliated After Kanye Bails On Another Family Trip

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By Sydney B

Could you imagine what Christmas with the West’s would be like?

Maybe not – especially with Kimmie Cakes and Kanye constantly into it about the lack of time Kanye spends at home with his family.

Well, it seems that Kanye has once again found a way to publicly humiliate Kim after he bailed on a family day this weekend due to work commitments, and boy was Kimmie furious.

RadarOnline.com reports that the couple took their beautiful bundle of joy, North, out to see Disney On Ice at LA’s Staple Center on Sunday, but their moment of bonding was merely momentary.

“Kanye bailed after thirty minutes because he had work commitments, including finishing work on the upcoming documentary about his Yeezus concert tour,” a source told Radar. “Kim was absolutely furious with Kanye for leaving after only such a short time.”

I guess this is the price you pay after becoming Mrs. West, huh? Is it really that hard for Kanye to set aside time for his family?

“Kim was embarrassed by Kanye’s actions,” the source continued. “Luckily, she had friends there to support her, and tried to keep the focus on North. In the end, Kim ended up leaving before the show ended too, because she was in a bad mood.”

Kim was ok with Kanye not showing up for thanksgiving so maybe Kanye feels that it’s ok to skip out on family time. Sources tell Radar “They have been fighting non-stop about Kanye’s priorities — which don’t seem to place emphasis on spending time with her.”

Truth be told, will they even make it to their one year anniversary? If they do, will Kanye even be in attendance for it?

Now although, Kanye may seem like the bad guy in their marriage Kim has her own set of skeletons in her closet as well. Kim was reportedly MIA while Kanye attended a family reunion this weekend in Delaware.

With Christmas only a few days away I hope these two end their year on a positive note. Plus no one likes an absent father so hopefully he understands that his money will never be able to priceless moments that he’ll get to spend with his daughter.

Kim Kardashian Taught Kylie Jenner How To Go From ‘Good Girl To Ghetto’

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[Credit: Jason Merritt | Getty Images]
By Sydney B.

Fans blast Kim Kardashian and her baby sister, Kylie Jenner after Kimmie posted an unfavored text, from Kylie where she claims that Kim taught her how to go from a “good girl to ghetto.”

If there’s anything the Kardashian / Jenner clan knows how to do, it’s how to make the internet roar.  Allegedly the youngest member of the clan sent Kim a birthday text where she praised Kim for how great of a sister she is especially after teaching her how to go from that sweet little Kylie to Kylie J. from the block.

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I’m confused how do you turn from good girl to ghetto? What does that even mean? More importantly, how is Kim an expert in something like this?

Soon after Kimmie Cakes posted the photo on Instagram, viewers quickly let her and her sister have it.

Check out what people had to say in response:

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What do you think about Kylie’s statement?

Kim Kar-Booty

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By Sydney B.

Kim Kardashian’s booty never looked so delicious!

New York food artist Jessica Siskin sculpted this appetizing dessert. Jessica creates incredible cereal sculptures like Kim Kardashian’s Paper Magazine cover and Taylor Swifts hit album cover 1989.

Is it weird that I really want to taste this rice krispie treat? The detailing of Kim’s photo was executed very well. Mouthwatering and Ingenious!

On Instagram, Jessica captions the photo:

“#misterkrisp loves the Internet so please don’t break it.” Awe, how sweet.

Check out the replica of Taylor Swift’s album Cover:

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Khloe Kardashian Says ‘If You’ve Got It, Flaunt It’

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It’s nothing like having your sister on your side!

It’s no surprise that Khloe Kardashian’s sister, Kim Kardashian, made headlines this past week after trying to “break the internet” with the photos from her NSFW photoshoot with Paper Magazine. The pictures were such a hit that people still can’t stop talking about it!

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From viewers making hilarious harsh comments and social media post to Naya Rivera publicly letting the star know just how much she disapproves of the photos! While opinions continue to flourish, Khloe seems to have a different take on Kim’s recent shoot.

The 30-year-old reality television star spoke in her sisters’ defense, and shined some positivity on the situation.

“You know what. If you’ve got it, flaunt it. I think, Kim has an amazing body, she looks incredible… and if you have the confidence to do that more power to you,” Khloe says. “People went so hard on her during her pregnancy, that I think she feels so liberated to show everyone like, ‘look how bomb I look!’ and she does, she looks great… So I kind of love that she’s saying a big F you to the world,” she adds.

Snaps for you, Khloe. There’s certainly nothing wrong with showcasing what you’re working with.

Remember Kim’s pregnancy photos? Yeah, those weren’t her most flattering shots so let’s just not relive those moments! I applaud Kim, her body looks amazing and her timing with getting her exquisite physique back was impeccable! Since then she’s been owning photoshoots left and right, giving us those Instagram regram worthy shots. Maybe it was time for a little sexy rebellious fun while daring to go against the social norm!

Not to mention that she actually broke the internet with those few trending pictures from the shoot. I’m sure this won’t be the last time we’ll get to see a glimpse of Kim’s bare body. This is only the beginning!

How do feel about Kim’s risky rebellious act? Do you think she’s gone over board with this one? Write your thoughts below.

 

Kendall Jenner Featured In Vogue Magazine

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By Sydney B.

Kendall Jenner is all about going big or going home! This Kardashian sister is bringing her own flare and fame to the Kardashian name.

The 19-year-old model, recently made headlines after announcing her lucrative beauty contract with Estee Lauder. Now she’s gone a step further with not just a one page, but a 13-page spread in Vogue’s December issue. For a new up and coming model, like herself, thirteen pages is a major deal, especially when you’re posing for Vogue!

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[Credit: Estee Lauder]
Can you imagine what’s next to come for her? Maybe a feature in Forbes calling her the youngest highest paid supermodel!

The spread features Kendall posing in front of a gray backdrop, wearing mostly red and black clothing. Vogue has been following Kendall throughout her modeling journey, and it seems that they’ve taken a liking to the beauty.

I’m just happy to see her modeling with keeping her clothes on. Kudos to you Kendal, we can’t wait to see what’s next for you!

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