HelloBeautiful and MadameNoire have collaborated on a brand new digital talk show called Listen To Black Women that discusses the issues that affect us most and in today’s episode we’re asking the question: Do We Want #MeToo For Us Too?
Despite a Black woman launching the #MeToo movement, white women– and white men — have largely been the focus of this pivotal moment in time where abusers are being forced to own up to their heinous behavior and suffer the consequences as such. But as the movement slowly makes its rounds to the Black community and we see men like Russell Simmons, Bill Cosby, and others face allegations of sexual misconduct — and African Americans show support for them despite proof of their transgressions — it begs the question: Do we really want #MeToo for us too?
Given our community’s history of keeping matters such as this private, protecting our men and having an unwavering sense of loyalty to them, we unpack the #MeToo movement as it relates to Black men and women on the big screen and in our backyard in this episode of Listen to Black Women. We’ll discuss what’s really at state for Black women when they come forward and the complex reasons they don’t and share opinions from you, our audience, and your response to our latest poll. We’ll also dive into the larger social media discussion being had around this topic and share an insightful interview from Terry Crews on why he chose to come forward with his story of sexual harassment and what happened in his social circle once he did.
Tune in to the episode above and make sure you take our next poll to have your voice heard in the conversation.
About Listen To Black Women
Listen To Black Women is a new show from HelloBeautiful and MadameNoire that discusses the issues that affect us most while incorporating the voices of our audience and experts.
Each week, the show will gather insights from of our readers by asking them a series of questions related to the show topic. We’ll also be sharing thoughts from social media and the Internet at large as hosts Shamika Sanders, Brande Victorian, Keyaira Kelly weigh in with their opinions.
This show doesn’t work without you so be sure to take our weekly polls, share the videos with your network, and leave feedback everywhere you can. We’re listening to you.