Not sure about you but it is sure is hot in my little corner of the world. It would appear that July has arrived and with it, some damn uncomfortable heat. Add in a super busy work schedule and dealing with the trials and tribulations of going bankrupt, plus all the other minutia and well it’s enough to make a Black Girl in Maine just not have the time to write a proper blog post.
This week is crazy but I will have to say the news is filled with all types of things that are really making me quite hot! For starters, ole Dom aka Dominique Strauss-Khan is free on bail, no restrictions. It seems the case is falling apart, turns out the victim is not the pure wholesome type of woman that the powers to be, deem worthy of needing protection for predatory louses like Strauss-Khan who many say never learned the preschool lesson of keeping his mitts to himself. So what the victim may or may not have told a few half truths or even out and out lies, frankly she could have been a sex worker and if she said no to Khan’s advances, guess what? No means no and if he continues it’s a crime plain and simple.
Yet the reality is in America only certain women are considered worthy of protection and frankly, if you are poor, non-white, come from a less than ideal background, our culture finds ways to take away your personhood plain and simple.
This leads to the next hot story, Casey Anthony, found not guilty of murdering her own child! Look, as far as I am concerned this is the new millennium OJ Simpson case plain and simple. The jury found her not guilty only because the rule of law requires that guilt be proved beyond a reasonable doubt and well the jury couldn’t do that. But nothing in that woman’s actions leads me to believe her to be anything but guilty. I suspect had Casey been a less attractive woman or a non white woman, her ass would have been found guilty. Fuck having an American Express card; in America, white and attractiveness can still take you places.
So these are just a few things that are working to make me hot, the next few days will be quiet around here as I settle into my summer work schedule. Also trying to fit in quality time with my college kid, in fact we are hitting a Sade/John Legend concert (have no fear, I am frugal, the tickets were gifted to me) so this is a week I need to be spend being off line, though I can always be found on twitter if you miss me. Catch ya soon!