Thanks to my sister I spent over 3 hours last night looking at hair porn. Hair porn for you non-initiates is hair pictures and videos one watches and lusts over. YouTube is my favourite stomping ground for hair porn and I can spend hours on end surfing from one video to the next lusting and wishing the hair in those videos was mine.
Any who… I happened upon a blog which suggested that it was a throwback to slavery for white people to reach out and touch a black person’s natural hair without permission. Okay. Hmm… I know it takes a lot to offend me but I think comparing a person’s admiration or curiosity for one’s hair in a state seldom seen in society and especially on TV is a long stretch away from said person assuming that you are their slave or property. Let me start by saying, I love my hair. I am pretty much in love with it! I think it is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. I wish it were longer but it is getting there, nevertheless, I think it could classify as one of the 7 modern wonders of the world….okay maybe I exaggerate a little or maybe not. That being said, I am not surprised but actually flattered when someone reaches out to touch my hair. I know that it is because they are curious about the texture and also fascinated about how it looks. So slavery? I don’t know.