Most Black Men Don't Protect Random People, So Why Do You?

The Rho Bashe situation reminded me of the importance of protecting your peace and resting in your femininity

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7 min readSep 6


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I wanted to avoid weighing in on this topic. I've always been someone who tries to leave well enough alone. So, I usually move on to something else once I see enough people discussing an issue.

Nevertheless, in my usual curious fashion, I started reading comments and even joined a few social audio rooms on the topic, and let me tell you, I am fuming!

But before we get into why we're here, here's a quick overview of the catalyst that brought us here:

*Trigger Warning*

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Rho Bashe was brutally attacked with a brick

Whether you know her or not, Rho Bashe is a social media influencer with a feminist approach to content creation. She is also a lesbian and seems especially disgusted by the male species in general.

Whether I agree with her talking points or not, I think it's all fair game in an age where men have literally been physically and emotionally bashing women, especially Black women, for many decades with very few consequences. Either way, her content is secondary to why we're here.

In case you missed it, she was brutally attacked in the face with a brick, which caused gruesome damage to her face, all because she refused a man's advances. Unfortunately, this is hardly a new phenomenon. Many women have been attacked and even killed for refusing to feed male egos.

I think we can all agree that what happened to her was egregious, callous, and downright savage. There is no justification for the man's actions, and that's just that. Read more about this disturbing matter here.

Also, I will avoid the whole cultural/ethnicity debate altogether. I've noticed various Black men who feel the need to make the distinction that the victim and possibly the attacker were non-American, and frankly, I don't care.



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