Black Women in Philly Beset by Murderous Purse Snatchers Cry out "Where are our men? Why Are they not protecting us?""
In defense of men, I wouldn't want any man risking his life for the contents of my handbag. Murderous hoodie-wearing men in Philadelphia are shooting and killing Black women even when the Black women give up their hand bags. And now a local activist wants to hold a rally called "Handbags 4 Peace." No, this is not a joke. A local woman in Philadelphia thinks that murderous thugs will stop slaughtering Black women if black women get together to rally. We've already begun an interesting discussion over on the Facebook fan page about the ridiculous paperwork to get a conceal and carry permit in Philadelphia.
Women across the city are having similar conversations with themselves lately, as Philadelphia reels from yet another senseless purse snatching/homicide. The latest happened early Sunday as two women left the Tropical Heat nightclub at 53rd and Market streets following a night of karaoke. Two men in hooded sweatshirts confronted the women about 2:35 a.m., took their handbags, then opened fire, killing Melissa Thomas, 29, and injuring her friend.
All because of a damn handbag. Philly.com
And then later in the same article, Tyema Sanchez wins the Captain Obvious Award of the week:
"Where are our men? Why are they not protecting us?" Sanchez continued, her voice full of frustration. "Men are failing us. I feel as though we are not being protected." Philly.com
Maam, I hate to break it to you, but if you have to ask, where are the men-- THEY GONE ALREADY!
In my experience, when a man is in "protective mode" around you, you don't have to go looking for him, he makes himself known without saying a word. The energy in the air changes. So Maam, you are on your own. And the sooner you realize that the calvary is not coming, the better off you'll be.
A more effective use of their time would be to gather Black women together to fill out the ridiculous paperwork to carry a concealed firearm in the City of Philadelphia. The application includes algebra questions and there is an interpretive dance requirement ( not really, but there might as well be).
Check out our conversation over on the Facebook fan page including walking around the street carrying an axe handle.