Here’s what’s on my radar this week!
If any of you have been following me on Facebook then you know that I’ve really been enjoying Viola Davis in How to Get Away with Murder. The show is great and has gained a big reputation for a lot of reasons. By far, one of the most impressive scenes was when Davis’ character removed her wig and makeup at the end of a recent episode (she was previously seen wearing a head wrap to bed, which we never see on TV). This obviously resonated with a lot of people, particularly Black women, and was even the subject of discussion/celebration on a recent segment on Melissa Harris-Perry’s show. View the clip below:
This weekend is Halloween and if you’ve been procrastinating on what your costume is going to be then you may want to go the easy DIY route. Here are some recommendations from Popsugar for those of you looking to celebrate this weekend. Be safe everyone! Conversely, here are some costumes you probably should avoid come Friday…
And finally, a few days ago the video below was released to highlight women having to deal with street harassment.
It spurred a lot of controversy, with some people even suggesting that there is no problem with the comments this woman experienced over the course of a day. Here’s the thing, I can’t imagine what it’s like to walk down the street and have people constantly referring to my body or the way I look. That’s a problem that guys don’t have. I would imagine that experience to be isolating, confusing and sometimes frightening (especially if someone continues to walk alongside you for minutes on end = by the way, that makes you a stalker).
Anyway, as guys we need to be more mindful about how our desire to speak to someone does not entitle us a response, period. So if you see a woman walking down the street and you think she’s beautiful, say “Good morning” and keep it moving. If she wants to talk to you, she’ll stop and do it. I promise.
On the same topic, Jon Stewart correspondent Jessica Williams (who also has an amazing head of hair) weighs in on street harassment in this humorous clip. If you don’t watch anything else today, it should be this.