Cynthia Bailey Shows Rolling Stone Magazine Exploring How The Black Lives Matter Movement Was Built - But Fans Find Wrong Depictions
Cynthia Bailey reposted what the Rolling Stone magazine has to say about the BLM movement. This post triggered a massive debate in the comments regarding how black women are portrayed.
Cynthia reposted the Rolling Stone's IG post: 'In our July cover story, @JamilKSmith explores how the Black Lives Matter movement was built, how it is changing America and where it goes next. "As 'black lives matter' rings out from the mouths of protesters and corporations alike, what will it take to build an America where those three words are a statement of fact — not a fight for survival?," Smith writes. Click the link in our bio to read the full feature. Illustration by @kadirnelson.'
A follower said: 'Where’s her husband and the kid’s dad? Always portraying us without a strong man to lead the way...'
Someone else posted this: 'So why does it say, "Our Lives Matter" and not specifically what the article is referring to which is Black Lives Matter?'
A commenter had this to say: 'Now we did it! The world already thinks we are masculine... Now here comes the media right in time to reinforce this negative Trope! Ladies we are going about this all wrong. We have black women turning up dead because they are not protected. Being on the frontlines won’t make you more valuable or desirable to him! It won’t make you more visible and it Damn sure won’t make him loyal....! So why do we constantly put our lives on the line? Black Women wakeup! We should not be the face of this movement!!! Where are the men??? let's talk about it! Do you like being a Social Justice Warrior? Should Black men be in the front lines of the Black Lives Matter movement? How do you feel about the media presents black women as the face of the BLM?'
Someone else said: 'And yes.. They also have been PURPOSELY removing ALL images that show black men and women tigwther.. 💯 They've been at it for years.. I guess the 90s made them feel they needed to SEPARATE us before our population grew too much.. So they have taken all signs of black love or togetherness from Tav from Movies social media etc.. Instead replaced by images of us tearing EACH OTHER down.'
What do you think about the magazine's cover and the way everything is depicted?