Saturday, January 24, 2015

Battle of the Sexes

Muhammad Rasheed - "This battle of the sexes was highlighted by the boys' club celebrating the first Monday of each month as 'mumday,' when members were forbidden to speak to any of the girls (or even their own mothers)." ~ Shaenon Garrity, All the Comics #12: Little Lulu

Bakkah Rasheed-Shabazz - What? Don't speak to me. I'm your mother. Wonder how that worked when mum was cooking your dinner.

Muhammad Rasheed ...

Bakkah Rasheed-Shabazz - So, you're not speaking to mummy, uh?

Muhammad Rasheed - It's not even the first Monday of the month.

Rules, mummy. Rules.

Bakkah Rasheed-Shabazz - Who makes the rules, Son? Your mommy hating boy's club friends? That's you weren't allowed to hangout with those kind of boys.

Muhammad Rasheed - Mummy, we can't just throw out the rules and live like savages! Who am I to reject the system?

Muhammad Rasheed - The system was here when I arrived and everything was working fine.

Bakkah Rasheed-Shabazz - For whom? Surely it has never worked for the well-being of the masses. Are you an agent for the One Percent?

Muhammad Rasheed - Please don't embarrass me in front of my new friends. Behave, mummy!

Bakkah Rasheed-Shabazz - Oxford University does not allow women to be seen on campus on Wednesdays. What does all this pagan symbolism mean? Be afraid! Be very afraid!

Bakkah Rasheed-Shabazz - Stop taking to me. It's Saturn's day.

Muhammad Rasheed - Oxford, eh? [takes notes]

Bakkah Rasheed-Shabazz - I received an invitation as a Rhode Scholar when I graduate from U of M. But I was past the age limit. Your dad read the rules in the literature that accompanied the application for grad school. It thrilled your dad that my grades were high enough for me to get the invitation.

Muhammad Rasheed - That's cool.

(for a girl)

Bakkah Rasheed-Shabazz - I always had that problem. It's really wonderful being part of a team that actually appreciates my female perspective.

Muhammad Rasheed - Mummy, what's wrong with belonging to the natural order of things, and knowing your proper place? No good will come of this foolishness. Mark my words!

Bakkah Rasheed-Shabazz - "The Theory of Everything" movie premiered yesterday. It's a biography of Steve Hawkins. Do they have movies there?

Bakkah Rasheed-Shabazz - Those words you just wrote were used to justify over 400 years of chattel slavery.

Muhammad Rasheed - Why do you have to be so dramatic? You're embarrassing me again.

Muhammad Rasheed - Yes. The AAFES theater plays movies that come out a week or two after they premier in the states, free for the soldiers.

Muhammad Rasheed - Do you HAVE to bring up "slavery" and "woman's rights" in every single post then?

Muhammad Rasheed - There's no honor in being a trouble maker, mummy.

Bakkah Rasheed-Shabazz - I'm going to the movies today, and I'm leaving for Eatonville this Thursday to celebrate at the Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities. It's the 26th anniversary, and I've only missed 2.

Muhammad Rasheed - Contributing to civilization involves maintenance and building up. Not boorish criticism.

Muhammad Rasheed - Did you miss those two dates because you are a girl? smh

Muhammad Rasheed - If you were a man you wouldn't have missed ANY. Let this be a lesson to you.

Bakkah Rasheed-Shabazz - "I like myself when I am smiling, and then again when I am angry"

Muhammad Rasheed - Don't you see that no matter how much you try, your true nature will shine through?

Bakkah Rasheed-Shabazz - I can give birth 9 times and feed them for 2 year each from my own body, Dude! I am a higher evolved being.

Bakkah Rasheed-Shabazz - "And in no wise is the male like the female"

Muhammad Rasheed - Mummy!! Do your embarrassments have no end??? Please!

Muhammad Rasheed - Talk sense!

Bakkah Rasheed-Shabazz - I AM matter! Without me, the male spirit has no way of physically expressing himself.

Bakkah Rasheed-Shabazz - "Paradise is at the feet of the mother"

Bakkah Rasheed-Shabazz - "I AM the first teacher"

Bakkah Rasheed-Shabazz - Plus I am cute at 64 years young!

Muhammad Rasheed - Is anarchy also at the foot of the mother? What form of "paradise" that will be? Will there be endless knitting, cooking and crocheting there?

Muhammad Rasheed - Will we all be forced to give birth and talk womanly foolishness? It will be difficult to consider that paradise…

Bakkah Rasheed-Shabazz - The DNA that is passed only from mother to daughters and is traced to its origin.

Muhammad Rasheed - >:(

Muhammad Rasheed - (i swear the first Monday can't get here fast enough)

Bakkah Rasheed-Shabazz - Castle! Game won! Next dude!

Bakkah Rasheed-Shabazz - Read and weep!

Muhammad Rasheed - Mummy, I have determined... with my superior masculine mind... that you are obviously suffering from some low form of psychosis, and require admission to a mental health facility. I'll be generous and allow you to pick one out that you like best.

May I suggest a pink one...? I know you all are very fond of pink.

Bakkah Rasheed-Shabazz - Don't make me get my alligator on you and your boys.

Bakkah Rasheed-Shabazz - Actually, my scarf and sweater are coral.

Muhammad Rasheed - I'm pretty sure that means "pink" in woman speak.

Bakkah Rasheed-Shabazz - I'll take a week in Eatonville, so I can get my vitamin D3 levels up. Thanks for looking out for my health.

Bakkah Rasheed-Shabazz - You are color blind like most males.

Muhammad Rasheed - Do I need to see color? I'm allowing you to pick the facility.

Bakkah Rasheed-Shabazz - I can't breathe!

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