PSA: Black women are allowed to go on dates
The Lori Harvey hate unleashes men’s own insecurities
Outside of Beyonce, there is probably no black woman who rattles hoteps’ cages quite like Lori Harvey. From the breakup with Michael B. Jordan to the rumored nondisclosure dating agreement, everybody has an opinion on how this one woman should behave.
“Good men” everywhere have unleashed a flurry of insults at Lori Harvey — calling her everything from a whore to the “problem” in the relationship to someone who will be “lonely” in her 40s. A few are even going into outbursts about how women only want men with a lot of money, a criminal record and several baby mommas, which makes even less sense considering none of the men she was rumored to have dated have a criminal record — or at least were declared innocent in court. (And she removed herself from the guy with eight baby mommas fairly early on.)
Then comes the weirdo response that she must be a “pass around” if the man hasn’t bought her a home (she can afford her own), put her name on his account (as though she’s not a model and beauty influencer making bank) or changed her last name.
You. All. Are. Exhausting. And the women who hate her just as much as the men make me ponder on whether their real issue is they’re not her nor have they ever had similar dating options. Dating is not a foreign concept, and Lori Harvey didn’t invent it. Hanging out with someone with a penis for more than an hour doesn’t mean you have to immediately sleep with him.
So let’s get through some more basics, shall we?