"she wants to move..."--N.E.R.D.
"she wants to move..."--N.E.R.D.
"if women are supposed to be less rational and more emotional at the beginning of our menstrual cycle when the female hormone is at its lowest level, then why isn't it logical to say that, in those few days, women behave the most like the way men behave all month long?”--Gloria Steinem
"baby...he's just gonna drag you down..."--Mama Effie
"we movin on up/to the East Side/to a deluxe apartment/in the sky..."--Ja'net DuBois and Jeff Barry
"go'ne head hoe/beat ya feet..."--Big Boi
"it fits/but you can't make it work/where there's pain/there's got to be hurt..."--Chaka KhanI know it's been forever since I featured a Throwback BIC that wasn't 90's/early 00's R&B, but it's time to really throw it back. Chaka Khan is a BIC from way back herself, outside of music. My father loves to tell the story of the Pittsburgh concert he attended in the late 70's, in which Chaka showed up three hours late high as a kite (probably off her many drugs of choice at that time), slumped onstage and slurred "wassup Philadelphia!!!" before launching into an extremely off-key rendention of a song no one knew, speaking nonsensically in between verses. Of course, the fans were livid, screaming choruses of "shut up and sing!" and "this is Pittsburgh bitch!". People began filing out and demanding their money returned. Funny backstory: although my parents had broken up and weren't dating or speaking at the time (of course, because my father refused to be exclusive and my mama unapologetically chunked deuces), my mother was also at that concert, although she and her sister decided to leave early when Chaka didn't show. Good thing my parents didn't run into each other because Daddy was with another chick--who insisted they stay and wait for Chaka--and even though she wouldn't have had a right, my mother would have gotten very BIC anyhow. I might not be here today. Thanks, Chaka, for being a late drug addict. 'Preciate ya.
"we don't believe you/you need more people..."--Jay-Z
"as i swing back/mood to mood/it's not because of you..."--MonicaWe all knew this was about PMS, even though some of us had never even gotten to PMS yet when this song came out. All my friends and I knew was that this little boy in the video was fine, the song jammed, and the video was tight. And the record still works, even at my advanced age. And even thought it's considered the "PMS" song, I reserve the right to swing back mood to mood for the rest of my natural life, pre-menstrual or not. One of the pleasures of being a woman, wouldn't you say?
"i suppose hudson was inserted into the movie--as parker's assistant--to answer the complaints over the years by black america, that there were no black women in this fashionable pay cable tv gang of hos..."--Debbie Schlussel
"when a man gets a hard on, you know where the blood comes from, right? his head and his feet. so a: he's stupid, and b : he can't run."--Savon GarrisonIn our constant search for why, why, why men are from m$%#@&!*&^~ Mars, little tidbits of information surface. Finally, someone has scientifically documented the differences in the female and male brains.
"if we could perpetually do blowjobs to every guy on earth, we would own the world. and at the same time have our hands free."--Kim Cattrall
"can you hear/she's callin me/between your legs/loud and clear..."--112
"in designer outfits/while sellin the tag/yves saint laurent boots/yves saint laurent bag..."--Lil Kim
"but you ain't finna murder me like everybody else/i'ma rap like i got some type respect for myself..."--Kanye WestWell folks, it's officially hit the fan. That sticky little situation with the Florida and Michigan delegations being in purgatory? Over. Provided you haven't been under a rock, then you well know how both states opted to act outside of party rules and hold primaries out of turn. Because of this choice, their delegates were in danger of not being seated at the Democrats' national convention in August. All candidates pledged to honor party rules and not campaign in either state, and several candidates, including the presumptive democratic nominee Barack Obama, removed their name from the ballot in Michigan. Hillary Clinton opted to both campaign in Florida and leave her name on the ballot in Michigan, and in order to save her campaign, has been lobbying for the party to recognize the votes she received in both states and seat her delegates. Well, as Hillary wished, the Democratic National Committee has decided that both delegations will be fully seated--the stipulation being that each delegate will have only half a vote. Of course, this majorly disappoints Hillary supporters and Bill Clinton (although, in his typical two-faced fashion, he agreed this was the best solution in private in April), since this effectively slashes the wrists (vertically, not horizontally) of her presidential ambition. Provided she and Bill don't do something disgusting and immoral between now and August, the democratic nominee is Illinois senator Barack Obama. And now for the BIC. The old White broad set is pissed. In the stinging words of Hillary supporter Harriet Christian of New York City, they now feel like "second-class citizens". I'm very sorry that she feels this way, and even sorrier that she feels so resentful of the "inadequate Black male" running (her words) that she felt the need to have the temper tantrum that could be heard 'round the world. Well, now I get to have a temper tantrum and say to all the old White broads out there who want to make this a racial, gender-based argument can kiss the center part of my asshole. I am so sick--and frankly disgusted with--the Gloria Steinems, Erica Jongs, and especially the Geraldine Ferraros (who is steadfastly dedicating herself to making racism fashionable once again) of the world making the argument that it's a woman's time and that Hillary is here to be the savior for women. I am a woman. And Hillary is not my savior. In fact, I'm thoroughly disenchanted with Senator Clinton at this point. And I don't want to hear anymore hateful old women sounding the gong for their candidate, their "voice", their "time". I was sympathetic at one point, but their venom has gone too far. If it was to be their time, they should have presented a more prepared candidate with a more solid campaign. If Hillary is the best choice for commander-in-chief, then she would have run a campaign more commensurate with the plan she had for an administration. And I have a few choice words for anyone who disagrees with me. As for Harriet Christian...good luck voting for McCain, honey. If you think you're a second class citizen as a woman now, try putting a president in office who opposes pro-choice, opposes all family planning legislation (contraception, sex education, etc. ), denounced and opposed the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, and publicly called his wife a cunt. See how much girl power you glean off that.