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Naked : Black Women Bare All About Their Skin, Hair, Hips, Lips, and Other Parts Paperback – Bargain Price, August 2, 2005
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Top Customer Reviews
Interested in black sexual identity and politics? This book is a must read. I especially recommend it to book clubs of black women. The topics in this book will make for great, hopefully healing, conversation.
There were some passage about how BLACK WOMEN felt hurt and unwanted by verbal abuse of men when they were walking in the streets and I felt bad, because I am one of those guys cussing when a women doesn't give in to my advances. I walk around with friends and I often cuss just as to show off to my friends that "hey that B*** didn't hurt me with her stupid attitude".
The thing I never thought about is how they felt when I cuss them out. Even if my intention was not to add yet another blow to her lowself-esteem. I might sound green by now to some readers but I first off come from the carribean. And there the inferiority complex is not that extreme over there since the majority of the population and business owners are black. But I must add, ormaybe confess I would be more likely to cuss a black women then any other race. And that alone shows that I am part of the problem.
For those who need more convincing argument of the dilemma which Naked exposes, BLACK SKIN WHITE MASK, by Fanon is a support to this book.
But I have to agree with some essay where they says the media, hell society has a fix definition of what beauty is and should look like. Even disney movies like Cinderella, snow white, etc..... brings to our children mind what is expect of their physical appearance to be considered attractive.
I'll try to mustard courage to finish this book AND I'll finsih by saying I am SORRY to all those women I hurt with my foul words. A change is definitely needed '
The content of her book does not champion the exploitation of women. Ms. Byrd points out how African-American women have been historically and wrongfully objectified as sex objects. Amazon’s thoughtless misrepresentation is offensive to African-American women. I will purchase her books from another seller. Who ever it was at Amazon that categorized this book and displayed it on the same page with this trash should read it. I think that Amazon owes Ms. Byrd an apology.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I could relate to some stories and others definitely gave me a mindful. I loved the black and white photos of the women at the end of their story versus the beginning. Read morePublished 29 days ago by My Chérie Amour
I wanted the book and not the audio version of the bookso I never heard the audio of the book can I get the book it self.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I just turned 27 and I have, just like most women, had moments of insecurity when it comes to my body. Read morePublished 3 months ago
This intimate and honest anthology has wonderfully expanded my empathic capacity toward Black women and I hope to find similar works regarding the lives of women of other... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jeff Garrison
Of all the things to learn from, the greatest in my opinion, is experience. These women were lovely in their portrayals. Must read for black women.Published 6 months ago by JWerd
Vey excellent book, but it is very disturbing to find it along with trashy rip off photo-eBooks (if they can be called books). Read morePublished 7 months ago by Aris
This book is amazing. It has gotten me back into reading. Many of the story's are ones that any woman can take something from. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Boddiegirl
Interesting insights and stories from a variety of perspectives. Wasn't sure what to expect so I found this a great read to promote self awareness and reflection.Published 24 months ago by Kindle Customer