Hooray for Friday!! We’ve made it to the end of another week, and guess what? I have a BRAND NEW 5 Finds 4 Friday to share. Not much of a surprise, huh? Well, perhaps you can consider it a prelude to (what I hope is) an epic weekend instead!!
A lot has been going on this week! Exciting news is exciting, as I learned that one of my favorite directors is adapting the works of one of my favorite authors for the small screen. The excitement was short-lived, though, because there’s a 50/50 chance we may not make it to see the series debut, thanks to the Babypoop-hued POTUS talking big smack. On Insecure, Tasha finally realized what most of us already knew about Lawrence. However, with all the bumping and grinding that happens on the show, many are calling out a very important detail that seems to always go missing. Last but not least, that cringe-worthy moment when a black woman has to be schooled on cultural appropriation. And the strong urge to hit your head on the desk when she’s too stuck on stupid to listen. Let’s get FINDS-ical, shall we?
I’d Offer You Cookies, But I Ate ‘Em…
So all over the internet women are gushing and leaving heart eye emojis over the above Instagram post about a man loving his wife. What’s so astonishing about this? His wife isn’t a size two. I know! Gasps! Pearls clutched! When examining the think pieces, though I noticed something interesting. Most of the women writing about this dude? They’d be considered “average” sized. Meanwhile plus size women all over are looking at Robbie Tripp (Which is the name of a Bully in an 80’s film) like, “And….?!?!?“. I don’t think the fact that he loves his wife and her slightly curvy frame revolutionary or feminist. In fact, the posts I’ve seen are borderline fetish-y. But that’s none of my business. That’s between him and her indoors. So yeah… I’m fresh out of cookies for you, Robbie. Read more about of unofficial (and low-key unwanted) pin-up boy for body positivity on Allure. And while we are on the subject of plus sized women and sex…
Fat Girls DO Get Laid, You Know…
Y'all think fat girls are sexually desperate monsters who have never had conventionally attractive men try to get with us?
— mean black fattie 🦋 (@SimoneMariposa) August 7, 2017
This fat girl doesn’t at the moment, but that’s besides the point. I’m actually okay with that for the most part. Lil Duval, like that piece of crap that bubbles up to the toilet after you flush, is back to share his odious opinions with the world again. Because we’re so pressed by the thoughts of a man over 30 who still goes by the moniker “Lil”. This time, it’s about one of the women accusing Usher of having unprotected sex without disclosing his alleged STD status. Lil Dookball flat-out REFUSES to believe Usher had any time of relations with this girl because of her size. This of course makes him Loud, Ugly and Wrong again (possibly). Read this amazing response and celebration of fat, black woman sexuality from Monique Judge on The Root.
Quite Possibly the Greatest Song of this Summer!
When my friend and Pirate Sistah Marissa posted this on her Facebook timeline, proclaiming it the best thing she’s seen recently, of course I had to click the link. And she was not lying! Mr. Sexy Man is EVERYTHING!!! Watching the video, I can almost smell the menthol cigarettes, hot sauce, hair pomade and Hennessy. This is one of my ideas of Utopia. A world full of snazzy dressing cat daddies and a world where the aunties of the world can still look sexy and get turnt in the club.
More Tumblr Shenanigans
So last week, I shared a funny video I found on Tumblr and y’all seemed to really dig it! I figured I’d make this a semi-regular thing! This made me laugh so hard I snorted!!!
This Week In Black Girl Magic…
I always get excited when new photos of Rihanna at Barbados Crop Over debut online. Primarily, because I’m part Bajan. But mostly because she always SLAYS my world. This costume, designed by Lauren Austin was no exception, as seen in these pics of Rih Rih at the Grand Kadooment Day Parade. I can’t think of a better way to end this week’s finds than on the glittery, colorful, mermaid majesty that is Rihanna.
Now that I’ve shared my finds…. Let’s Dish!!! Tell me which of this week’s 5 Finds 4 Friday really resonated with you. Do you have a find for this week you’d like to share? Leave it in the comments!