Pop Culture and Womanism

No, You Are Not a “Nice” Guy.

“Nice guys always finish last.” “Girls don’t like gentlemen anymore. All they want is douche bags.” “You gotta treat girls like trash in order for them to like you.” Do these lines sound familiar? These retorts are known to come out of the mouths of what I like to call “fake nice guys” or “self-entitled […]


Rape Culture in the Black Community & How it Affects Black Women and Girls

Earlier this month, former police officer Daniel Holtzclaw was, to my surprise, convicted of raping several black women. Following this trial via twitter has been tumultuous for me. Tumultuous, rocky, but nonetheless, draining. Daniel Holtzclaw targeted these black women strategically. He targeted poor black women in particular–mostly sex workers and drug addicts because he knew that they […]