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A cover story on Slate.com today (#4):

Hair Raising:
Can a shocking YouTube video of a girl getting her curls brushed change attitudes about black hair?
By Teresa Wiltz

This is another example of Sailer’s Law of Female Journalism: The most heartfelt articles by female journalists tend to be demands that social values be overturned in order that, Come the Revolution, the journalist herself will be considered hotter-looking.

Technically, it might seem highly possible that somebody named “Teresa Wiltz” has naturally straight hair and is just writing out of a disinterested interest in the topic. But, decades of reading female journalism at its most passionate suggested to me that Ms. Wiltz’s own looks would turn out to highly germane.

(Republished from iSteve by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    Where did she express the demand?

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  2. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    I never read such drivel in all my life. "400 years of slavery"? More like about 250 by my estimate. Black women are just not very attractive. They tend to lose out in the mixed-marriage department.

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  3. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    After watching the video all I saw was a typical example of black parenting. It's all too common to see black women smacking and cursing at their children in public, hard to imagine what goes on at home.

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  4. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    And then the big conclusion … "Maybe one day we’ll talk ourselves into a healing place." Ba-do-boom! Do I smell Pulitzer???

    PR

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  5. DCThrowback says: • Website

    I wish I could be a senior culture writer. Maybe someday.

    Q: "So, honey, what did you do all day?"
    A: "I watched YouTube videos all day, looking for eaches to turn into teaching lessons for the intelligent folks who read this part of Slate."

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  6. Truth says: • Website

    Must be an extremely slow news day.

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  7. Teresa Wiltz hasn't raised children, that's my guess.

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  8. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    It never, ever looks natural, and yet 99.9% of them try anyway. Even Michelle Obama, with all that money and power at her disposal, couldn't make it look natural. This must mean that it simply can't be done.

    I've heard black women talk about "long hair" the way teenage boys talk about chicks and the way people on diets talk about chocolate. I've heard their tone of voice actually change to fit the apparent importance of this subject in their minds. By the way, it's also known as "good hair".

    If you're unfamiliar with that culture, if you're reading this blog comment from Finland or somewhere like that, then there is probably no way you could truly appreciate the amount of envy that straight hair inspires in some people. It has to be seen and heard to be believed.

    By the way, am I alone in finding that article's use of the phrase "black hair" a bit off-putting? Black hair is what Catherine Zeta-Jones has. I'm sure she's happy with it.

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  9. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    Hard wired libido, not social values (or race), determines who looks hot. All heterosexual men want the same thing: a thin to medium build woman with a large bust, narrow waist, light skin, younger than 26, no taller than 5'7, round face, large eyes, small well shaped ears, pert noses, voice no lower than contralto, straight or slightly wavy thick hair, well arched eyebrows (but not Chandra Levy thick), fine body hair, etc, etc. Not too many women fit the bill, maybe 1 – 2%. Needless to say most men take what they can get; then again, most men aren't prizes, either.

    Disney does a marvelous job teaching little girls one of life's hardest lessons for women: to the hot chicks go all the spoils.

    Always.

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  10. All-In-All says: • Website

    Very droll.

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  11. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    OT. AP reports:

    "NEW YORK – Fox News Channel commentator Glenn Beck said he believes President Barack Obama is a racist. Beck made the statement during a guest appearance Tuesday on the "Fox & Friends" morning show. He said Obama has exposed himself as a person with "a deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture."

    This isn't somebody on the Internet saying that. Fox News. I'm surprised. Of course, I agree with Steve that this is on some level true.

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  12. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    When I read an article like this, I can't help but wonder if black women were the whole reason we fled Africa in the first place.

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  13. Tanabear says: • Website

    Do female journalists ever offer the advice that Benjamin Franklin did to his sister?

    "Sister, farewell, and remember that modesty, as it makes the most homely virgin amiable and charming, so the want of it infallibly renders the most perfect beauty disagreeable and odious. But when that brightest of female virtues shines among other perfections of body and mind in the same person, it makes the woman more lovely than an angel. Excuse this freedom, and use the same with me."

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  14. Toadal says: • Website

    The most heartfelt articles by female journalists tend to be demands that social values be revolutionized in order that the journalist herself will be considered hotter-looking.

    The blue eyed, blond bodied, Spongebob Squarepants is beloved by children everywhere.

    That loveable interstellar con man, Harry Mudd, makes us laugh at the image his name brings.

    The Frog Princess will likely be remembered in 2010 as Disney's first animated feature for African-American audiences because of its disappointment at the box office.

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  15. Shawn says:

    These types of articles are absolutely hilarious in my opinion, but then again, most of a woman's power comes from her looks, so I can see why they are so important for women.

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  16. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    A male journalist version-

    'Why my lack of balls makes me better than you'?

    But I think chez Sailer can top that.

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  17. Melykin says:

    Steve, many of your blogs make a lot of sense, and are important, and not being talked about at any other respectable site (that I know about).

    This isn't one of your sensible and important blogs. It is mean spirited and more than tinged with racism.

    Just saying.

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  18. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    Melykin,
    It's not mean, but true and an important insight.

    It's also very interesting.

    If you are that sensitive, and other comments of yours suggest you are, you will be offended constantly here.

    I say this as a woman, too.

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  19. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    Racism? This is a sexist article, by nature. How dare you?

    Although, to sexistly articulate the primary issues, women could call out sad, gender-derived male trends in male-based journalism. But er…well, women aren't vicious enough. The first psychological gurglings of the vitriolic, vicious, tribal thoughts men love to violently assault people with strike the average woman as unpleasant, and they're banished psychologically, unsung.

    Males who hate the big species have always done the best man-hating. We need more of it. Men do live in a "patriarchical" bubble, to some extent, and I'd love to see it punctured effectively. Hell, a woman could pack a giant, valid critique into man-hating. These men are grotesque.

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  20. Reactionary says: • Website

    If you are that sensitive, and other comments of yours suggest you are, you will be offended constantly here.

    Stuff White People Like #101 – Being Offended

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  21. Black hair – what a subject.

    Chris Rock has done a documentary about it:

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123266955608708165.html

    I like this: "Doing a documentary is kind of like being a cop — you don't know where it is going, and you just keep digging deeper."

    Ha, wonder what Rock is saying about Officer Crowley.

    Back to "black hair." The video is shocking, and tells a lot about why blacks are so angry and violent. They learn it at their mother's knee.

    Problem is, "black hair" just isn't very pretty. This isn't an issue for men who can keep their hair high and tight, but for women it is a genuine problem.

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  22. All-In-All says: • Website

    Thank God I have thick, smooth, straight, black hair. It never gives me trouble.

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  23. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    –Steve, many of your blogs make a lot of sense, and are important, and not being talked about at any other respectable site (that I know about).

    This isn't one of your sensible and important blogs. It is mean spirited and more than tinged with racism.

    Just saying.–

    Don't get out much, do you?

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  24. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    "This isn't one of your sensible and important blogs. It is mean spirited and more than tinged with racism."

    He's said the exact same thing about white women. Why is it racism this time?

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  25. Hello All-In-All, is that a picture of you? May I recommend Steve's two FAQs?

    http://www.vdare.com/sailer/071203_iq.htm

    http://www.vdare.com/sailer/071216_race_faq.htm

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  26. All-In-All says: • Website

    Okay, read, what's the relevance? Also 'race' is a very misused term, 'population group' is more scientifically meaningful and lacks the baggage of idiocy and PC-ness that sticks to 'race'.

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  27. Charlotte says:

    "Not too many women fit the bill, maybe 1 – 2%. Needless to say most men take what they can get; then again, most men aren't prizes, either."

    The last sentence must have been painful for you to type. It comes out a bit stilted.
    Golden lads and girls all must like chimney sweepers come to dust." (Shakespeare, Billie)
    But thanks for the laugh. I just got off the phone with my brother talking 'bout Obama the Fraud and I needed a chuckle.

    Now I don't find it offensive that men like round cheeked, batting lipped full eyed nottootall, nottoosmall, blue haired, blonde eyed lissom lasses who ought to be executed on their 27th birthdays.
    Picky picky. Bluebeard walks.
    It is all as understandable as it is sort of hilarious.

    What puzzles me more are the women of no special beauty who are attached to quite handsome or at least OK looking men. Way more than one would expect according to the gospel enunciated above. Meanwhile, bubble bosomed beauties with circular eyes and the kind of mouth Bill Clinton liked, are still on the vine.
    I must conclude thusly: looks matter, but a tad less than all but the most Hugh Heffner of men think are necessary for testicular satisfaction..

    btw, it used to be a common folk belief that beautiful women were more likely to be infertile. Somewhere in Europe there was a shrine of some kind where beautiful (married) women with full pouting lips and long eyelashes, under 26, used to go to pray they'd get pregnant. Seriously.

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  28. Melykin says:

    anonymous said:
    "He's said the exact same thing about white women. Why is it racism this time?"
    —————————

    Sorry, my bad. It is racist AND sexist.

    Look–I can understand why we shouldn't let people who lack sufficient mental ability into, say, medical school, because of their race. That makes sense. I can understand that some jobs, such as firefighters, should be filled by people who can at least pass a simple test based on reading comprehension. And I can understand that most women probably aren't strong enough to be firefighters.

    So the blogs on those topics are sensible, and it too bad that these sensible things cannot be discussed in the msm.

    But this blog is just hateful and mean-spirited. How is black people's hair hurting anyone? Black women are not here to decorate Steve Sailer's world.

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  29. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    "Thank God I have thick, smooth, straight, black hair. It never gives me trouble."

    Prepare yourself for an onslaught of i-steve fanboy beta males trying to gain favor.

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  30. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    In youth, all men aspire to Bobbie Wickham, but most are lucky to end up with Honria Glossup.

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  31. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    "Look–I can understand why we shouldn't let people who lack sufficient mental ability into, say, medical school, because of their race."

    As far as I can remember nobody here ever said that jobs should be restricted by race, only that tests will produce a disparate impact by their very nature and we should be able to live with it as a matter of policy.

    "But this blog is just hateful and mean-spirited. How is black people's hair hurting anyone? Black women are not here to decorate Steve Sailer's world."

    Steve was making a point about journalism, not about black people's hair.

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  32. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    Wouldn't this have been a good time to grant that:

    1. the obbsession with straight hair is probably not natural (does native african tribes care about straight hair?)

    2. if that obsession could be changed it would probably be a good thing

    more pandering to the SWPLs?

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  33. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    "But this blog is just hateful and mean-spirited. "

    First it's a post ON his blog. I don't think you're using the word blog correctly here. Second, the author of the article Steve linked to introduced mean-spiritedness into a discussion about hair when she said that her feelings about her hair were caused by evil white men. She blamed the whole thing on slavery!

    By the way, no matter who you are or what you look like, it is pretty much guaranteed that some of your ancestors were unfree at some time in the past. The English word "slave" actually derives from "Slav". All Slavs are white.

    According to this logic Frenchmen should blame their lax grooming habits on centuries of Roman slavery. And so on.

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  34. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    There is probably no better way to insult a Latin American woman than to suggest she has "bad hair"(pelo malo), which means her hair is kinky.

    The more black a Latin American country is, the more insulting it is. That is why it is especially insulting in the mulatto Dominican Republic, and more like a sarcastic kind of compliment in majority white Argentina.

    It would also be insulting in Puerto Rico, some central American and northern South American countries too.

    Dominican women invest a lot of time, energy, and money(if they have it), trying to make themselves look as white as possible. They usually require a lot of work, but are often in denial over their obvious black heritage, largely due to the hatred Dominicans feel for the even blacker Haitians, with whom they share the island of Hispaniola. It's the Haitians who are African they say, not the Hispanic Dominicans.

    "According to a study by the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute, about 90% of the contemporary Dominican population has African ancestry to varying degrees.[73] However, most Dominicans do not self-identify as black, in contrast to people of African ancestry in other countries. A variety of terms are used to represent a range of skintones, such as morena (brown), canela (red/brown) ["cinnamon"], India (Indian), blanca oscura (dark white), and trigueño (literally "wheat colored", which is the English equivalent of olive skin),[74] among others."

    I remember my mother telling me about this friend of hers from boarding school over 30 years ago, this mulatto girl whose parents were from Haiti(obviously from the tiny mulatto elite). One day my mom suggested something about her friend's hair, she doesn't remember exactly what she said but implied it was thick or kinky, and her friend blew up. She was crying, and yelling and screaming at my mom at the top of her lungs, denying she had "bad hair", and that her hair wasn't kinky.

    It's easy to understand why mulattoes, especially female mulattoes would have psychological issues over their mixed heritage, even more so than pure black African women. The "tragic mulatto" used to be a popular theme in American literature. It appears we may have the most powerful tragic mulatto story yet, but this time being played out in the highest office in the land(thanks to Steve for showing us how race-obsessed our president is – rare is the mulatto who isn't race-obsessed).

    It is a strange irony that some of the biggest anti-black racists in the world are often black themselves.

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  35. All-In-All, reading your first comment and taking you to be a young Asian woman, I assumed you were new to all of this. I then directed you to this blog's FAQ. The term race provides clear demarcations between humans, whereas "population group" or "genetic cluster" doesn't. Can not the entire human race form a population group? The terms "race" and "ethnicity" together provide all the "scientific meaningfulness" anyone could want, and they are understandable to the average person. They describe relatedness accurately. So are you that ravishing young lady or what?

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  36. CJ says:

    The definitive treatment of this subject was done in Spike Lee's hilarious 1988 movie School Daze — a movie that now cannot be shown uncut on BET due to heightened sensitivities.

    Good and Bad Hair – Straight & Nappy

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  37. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    I think this rule of female journalism, while true, is just a specific example of the general fact that journalism has gotten really stupid. Notice that there is no similar rule of female blogging. Kathy Shaidle doesn't write about how short women like her are better. I don't write about how everyone should really be more attracted to women with scary amounts of body hair, like myself.

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  38. Melykin says:

    Anonymous wrote:
    "As far as I can remember nobody here ever said that jobs should be restricted by race"
    ————————
    I understand that. What I meant to say is that I agree AA is bad. I agree that lesser qualified blacks should not be let into medical school ahead of more qualified whites or Asians. I have no objection (and I assume Steve Sailer has no objection) to blacks getting into medical school on their own merit.
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    Anonymous wrote:
    Steve was making a point about journalism, not about black people's hair.
    ——————————–

    That Steve applies his Law of Female Journalism to this case implies he believes that black womens' hair is not considered attractive. He is saying that the journalist is demanding that social values be changed so that it IS considered attractive.

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  39. Carolyn says:

    Steve's right. The author is a lazy woman (lesbian?) who doesn't want to go to the effort to make herself attractive. Regardless of color there are many painful and unpleasant procedures all women undergo (waxing to name one) to beautify themselves. It's just part of the package that comes when the dice come up XX. Accept it or resign yourself to having a vibrator for a boyfriend.

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  40. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    Lets go easy on Melykin.

    She (it is a girl isnt it?) started off here looking for a fight but keeps coming back and has mellowed.

    In fact she looked into the isteve abyss (as it is to liberals) and the abyss looked into her and her she is…

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  41. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    I don't write about how everyone should really be more attracted to women with scary amounts of body hair, like myself.

    Yikes!

    There are, er, 'products' you know anon.

    I remember a girl at school. A blonde haired, blue eyed lovely. So far out of my league that the light from her league would take a million years to reach mine. She was covered in hair, very fine and very blonde. She could totally get away with it in a way even slightly darker haired girls just could not.

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  42. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    Males who hate the big species have always done the best man-hating. We need more of it. Men do live in a "patriarchical" bubble, to some extent, and I'd love to see it punctured effectively. Hell, a woman could pack a giant, valid critique into man-hating. These men are grotesque.

    I don't have the faintest idea what you just said.

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  43. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    I don't write about how everyone should really be more attracted to women with scary amounts of body hair, like myself.

    There's a niche just waiting to be filled.

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  44. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    Regardless of color there are many painful and unpleasant procedures all women undergo (waxing to name one) to beautify themselves. It's just part of the package that comes when the dice come up XX.

    My impresson is that women go to far greater pains than they used to over their appearence, and that this is driven largely by other women and not by men.

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  45. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    There are, er, 'products' you know anon.

    stop oppressing me!

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  46. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    Sorry, my bad. It is racist AND sexist.

    Hahaha! In other words, if Sailer was black, it wouldn't be racist! Hilarious!

    ~Svigor

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  47. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    "That Steve applies his Law of Female Journalism to this case implies he believes that black womens' hair is not considered attractive. He is saying that the journalist is demanding that social values be changed so that it IS considered attractive."

    That's a social observation not cruelty. Although he did go back later and edit the post so that it was cruel… I think he could have done without that, at the time I first read the post it didn't have a link to the reporter's photo.

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  48. All-In-All says: • Website

    "So are you that ravishing young lady or what?"
    I'll let you decide how 'ravishing' I am, but that is indeed moi.

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  49. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    All heterosexual men want the same thing: a thin to medium build woman with a large bust, narrow waist, light skin… (etc. etc. etc.)

    Sorry, while I do believe there is some hard wiring involved in what men see as beauty, blanket statements like this just go too far. For example, I prefer small busts myself: a B cup strikes me as just right, and if it came down to it I'd take an A over a C. Some of this really is just personal preference! (Also, I've noticed that women always seem noticeably more attractive after I discover they are capable of intelligent conversation — maybe by 1 point on the 1 to 10 scale).

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  50. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    "That Steve applies his Law of Female Journalism to this case implies he believes that black womens' hair is not considered attractive."

    Once again, that's something stated by the author of the article, not something Steve said. Just look at the subtitle: "Can a shocking YouTube video of a girl getting her curls brushed change attitudes about black hair?"

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  51. OneSTDV says: • Website

    Black women are blaming white people for the fact that straight hair is naturally more aesthetically pleasing than kinky hair.

    While this should both sadden and surprise me, it doesn't. Every worse trait blacks exhibit (IQ, lack of inhibition, kinky hair) will be attributed to white racism.

    Also, the Sailer Law of Female Journalism probably applies well to feminists.

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  52. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    Melykin sez:
    "It is mean spirited and more than tinged with racism. "

    Yawn, I thought the avg Stevebot was over that crap.

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  53. Sabril says:

    "But this blog is just hateful and mean-spirited. How is black people's hair hurting anyone?"

    It's hurting the women who have it by making them less attractive.

    In turn, certain people try to make up "just so" stories for why nappy hair is unattractive. e.g. the legacy of slavery; racism; whatever.

    That "blame whitey" attitude is extremely harmful for obvious reasons.

    "While this should both sadden and surprise me, it doesn't. Every worse trait blacks exhibit (IQ, lack of inhibition, kinky hair) will be attributed to white racism."

    Agree.

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  54. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    Anonymous said…
    …a thin to medium build woman with a large bust, narrow waist, light skin, younger than 26, no taller than 5'7, round face, large eyes, small well shaped ears, pert noses, voice no lower than contralto, straight or slightly wavy thick hair, well arched eyebrows (but not Chandra Levy thick), fine body hair, etc, etc.

    *fap fap fap fap fap fap fap*

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  55. L says:

    Looksism is not an problem only for nappy haired African American girls. A lot of natural blondes undergo nose and boob jobs and become obsessive about dieting.
    It's natural for women to be insecure about their looks. Those judged to be the hottest generally get the highest status males.
    I don't know, not having read much of Ms. Wiltz's work, but I'm guessing she would not counsel her readers to settle for a poor, stupid, unattractive male companion. Feminists still want Prince Charming.

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  56. KingM says: • Website

    IMO, the author in question is reasonably attractive. Not a great beauty, but whatever flaws she has are not featured in her hair.

    Also, I should note that while some of the conclusions of the article in question are silly, I think she raises some good points about the abuse this child suffers as the mother tries to make her conform to some arbitrary standard of beautiful hair.

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  57. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    In today's news, a typical Canadian pro-crime headline:

    "Murderer a 'role model'

    Straight-A student came from loving home"

    The story here is that this high school girl threatened to cut off her boyfriend from sex if he didn't kill her rival.

    The article, which, if called Satanic, might prompt Lucifer to sue for libel, is basically a long apology for the killer because she is a girl, and we don't criticize girls up here in Canada. It contained this interesting nugget though:

    " She was obsessed with her looks. She thought her breasts were too small and her lips were too thin.

    She spent and still spends inordinate amounts of time straightening her naturally wavy brown hair.

    Zoran and Rachel Todorovic are hard-working, loving parents who provided their daughter with a stable home.

    "She has been consumed by her Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Bulimia Nervosa that have led to the development of low self-esteem, negative self-image in terms of physical attraction," Gojer wrote.

    She sought boyfriends, not for love or affection, but to obtain acceptance and boost her self-worth, Gojer said.

    Todorovic's lack of remorse stems from her immaturity. She doesn't pose a risk to the community as long as she undergoes therapy, Gojer added.

    Klassen said the convicted murderer sees herself as the victim and "presented as someone more self-pitying than remorseful."

    Unlike the typical young offender who acts impulsively, Todorovic persisted over months until Rengel was murdered, Klassen told the judge.

    "I believe those struggles with territoriality and sexual jealousy are likely to persist," Klassen wrote."

    The kid is white, the pictures depict her as white, Slav by family name. The reporter is an Italian guy.

    http://www.torontosun.com/news/torontoandgta/2009/07/29/10297331-sun.html

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  58. Jing says:

    All-in-all is likely misrepresenting the truth.

    There is a high probability that the girl in the picture is not her/him/it.

    I have yet to see one Asian woman/girl-child even know who Mises was, the Asperger's is simply stretching credulity too far.

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  59. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    Wiltz has hair similar to my niece. It takes time to comb and it is painful especially for a little girl. The end result can be stunning but there are a lot of tears and 'hold still damn it!' along the way. She probably sat through many a session of hair combing. It looks a bit more nappy than my nieces so it is probably more painful to comb. She doesn't want to do it and (of course) blames whitey. Not tough to follow.

    To All-in-All if somebody hasn't already mentioned it, please read Steve's helpful definition of 'race'. It's on the front page.

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  60. David says: • Website

    "How is black people's hair hurting anyone? Black women are not here to decorate Steve Sailer's world."

    Steve isn't here to save the planet. He's here to explore, in ways few people do, topics that interest him. It's called curiosity.

    Steve's article isn't hurting anyone, either. It could be argued the original article hurts many people by perpetuating an unattainable and subservient ideal, and any puncturing of it, such as Sailer's, is to be welcomed in the larger cause of social justice – since moral crusades seem to be what you're interested in.

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  61. Rob says:

    Whine whine whine. Try going bald young, the tragedy of men with light, wavy hair.

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  62. Dominican women invest a lot of time, energy, and money(if they have it), trying to make themselves look as white as possible. They usually require a lot of work, but are often in denial over their obvious black heritage, largely due to the hatred Dominicans feel for the even blacker Haitians, with whom they share the island of Hispaniola.

    And yet, many of the long-established beauty parlors (which often double as informal community centers) in black neighborhoods in the Northeastern U.S. are being pushed out of business by cheaper salons run by Dominican women.

    Peter

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  63. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    Is All-in-All the reincartion of the Silly Girl?

    Peddling soft propaganda from the lucious lips of nubile young facades has got to be the most effective means for reaching the many gallant old codgers and eager-to-please beta boys here.

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  64. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    All-In-All said…
    Thank God I have thick, smooth, straight, black hair.

    *fap fap fap fap fap fap fap*

    Wait, you are female, right?

    *fap fap fap fap fap fap fap*

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  65. Tom V says:

    Mylekin:

    That Steve applies his Law of Female Journalism to this case implies he believes that black womens' hair is not considered attractive.

    That belief is also the premise of Wiltz's article. Is she racist and sexist, too?

    That you take such great offense on Ms. Wiltz's behalf only underscores Steve's premise that being considered beautiful is very important to women.

    I have the kind of Asian eyes that are not very attractive. So what? You can't win at everything. With women, however, beauty often seems to be the only thing that matters.

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  66. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    "1. the obsession with straight hair is probably not natural (does native african tribes care about straight hair?)"

    This thread is a little long, but I just had a "hair" experience that was ripe for this post….

    It's also not natural for long straight hair to be worshipped (the majority of Europeans have straight hair so what do we care about it?)
    Literally a couple hours ago, I went to a small grocery store that caters mostly to NAMs. Two black children literally were admiring my hair out loud while one of them just hung his mouth open and his eyes widened (it's long and red).

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  67. Marc says: • Website

    She's the typical tragic mulatto over-identifying with her blackness, kind of like a particular Half-Blood Prince. Working class tend to Black folks find this behavior "bougie" and neurotic, and assign it to their White DNA.

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  69. Pat Boyle [AKA "Albertosaurus"] says: • Website

    Racism is good, only blind racism is bad.

    Racism means that race is considered to be an independent variable that explains or contributes to the explanation of some phenomenon. If knowledge of race is indeed helpful then racism is good.

    Blind racism is that kind of thought process that attributes nearly all phenomena to race.

    This is the difference between saying that most rapists are black and that most blacks are rapists.

    Anti-racism is an effort to close down rational inquiry. It is a form of oppression.

    Sure Steve is a racist but in a good way.

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  70. Obscene references to All-In-All will cease immediately!

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  71. Templar says:

    Just going by my memories of reading National Geographic (back when the rag was half-way interesting and didn't try to sell itself by plastering things like "Animal Sex!" on the cover), it seems like it's traditional for black tribeswomen in many parts of Africa to cut their hair very short. Could it be that even among those black Africans not exposed to the EvilWhiteRacistMedia on a daily basis, long kinky hair simply isn't considered very aesthetically appealing?

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  72. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    [relevant parts of quote snipped for brevity] This is the difference between saying that most rapists are black and that most blacks are rapists.

    Sounds more like IQ-by-proxy to me. Sorta like SES; dumb hicks say the silliest things about Joos, but they do know black hats from white. I'd rather that than "nuanced" stupidity like one sees from Swipples.

    ~Svigor

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  73. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    Obscene references to All-In-All will cease immediately!

    Aye, lest I mount my white destrier and tilt against the brigands in the name of all that is beta. Or, something (upon reflection I suppose the commenter here who's REALLY worried about betas sucking up to chix is an army of one).

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  74. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    Could it be that [...] long kinky hair simply isn't considered very aesthetically appealing?

    For my tuppence, I'll take an afro over the close-cropped naps. Take a nice bun over either, though.

    Funny how no one's mentioned wigger chicks yet; ever seen the ones who try to make their hair "black"? You know, lots of heavy product so they can sculpt it like a wedding cake? Frickin' hilarious, in that "WTF?" kind of way.

    ~Svigor

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  75. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    Would you kindly fuck off and die? In a world where your access to basic financial, emotional, and physical security depends on your looks, of course you want the beauty standards to include you, and of course it's a political issue. Nobody just wants more men to like them. Least of all do we want liberation to stop here.

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  76. […] Just like Alisa Valdes discovered, men and women are different, and there are certain goals that both sexes–even the most dysfunctional exemplars of those sexes–want in a relationship. You may have to dig deep into their psyche, but deep down even the most narrow-shouldered, scraggly-bearded “nu-male” wants to be dashing, commanding, and all in all “treading the thrones of the Earth beneath his sandaled feet.” Even the fattest, problem-glasses-wearingest, rainbow-haired feminist ultimately wants to be beautiful,fashionable, and swept off her feet by a man, as deftly illustrated by the Sailer Law of Female Journalism. […]

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