Low Down or Down Low, Bruthah’s (Wolves) In Sheep & MSM Clothing

Posted on November 22, 2010, by , under editorial solutions publishing.

Til’ death do us part, so goes the ubiquitous line in the marriage vow. But why does it really have to be death that breaks us apart. AIDS is killing African American women at a disproportionate rate…15 times more than our white female counterparts to be exact.1  Many people are beginning to think it is because of black men, (who are fearful of coming out of the closet), choosing rather to play the role as straight, while creeping on the “down low.” Of course, these are just behind closed doors discussions, however, the numbers in the light of day do not lie. According to the CDC, “In 2006, black men [who were having sex with men] accounted for 63% of new infections among black men…”²  For those who do not recognize the acronym or terminology, men who have sex with one another, sometimes refer to themselves as, MSM or Men who have Sex with Men, rather than gay. If you saw the movie For Colored Girls, Janet Jackson’s mate disclosed that he was a man who enjoyed having sex with other men, but of course, he did not consider himself gay…Most Sistah’s I know, would disagree – we typically believe if you are a man who has sex with a man – YOU ARE GAY! Why all the new names anyway to cloak homosexual activities. I think it is a product of shame. When you are ashamed you hide, cover, cloak, deceive and pretend. Bruthuh’s who are hiding, covering, cloaking, deceiving and pretending to be straight when they are gay are killing black women – emotionally and in many cases literally. As loyal as we have been to you in spite of our troubled historicity in America, you should be ashamed to be a coward. We endured slavery with you, cruel raping and sadistic beatings beside you, marched with you in the civil rights movement, praised you when the world use your backs for concrete, raised you as single mothers – but managed to produce football players (like Curtis Martin) and surgeons (like Ben Carson)…you should be ashamed to put your private parts in both the sacred place of a woman and the abominable place of a man. Kudos to Oprah for allowing men who have been molested to come out on her show…what an opportunity to disclose and shake off the shame. But I’m just one voice crying out in the wilderness…make the crooked straight, bring the high low…and expose the down low…Bruthah’s come out of the closet if you are in hiding… especially if you are hiding in a Sistah’s bed!

1 CDC reference HIV Among African Americans” http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/aa/

²CDC reference and link to “HIV Among African Americans”  http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/aa/

11 Replies to "Low Down or Down Low, Bruthah’s (Wolves) In Sheep & MSM Clothing"

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Black Butterfly  on November 28, 2010

It’s time for our sisters to close our legs in order to live!! God is pulling the shirts off these fakes brothers..Oh God of Heaven deal with the hatred and selfishness these brothers have for women..

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Founder  on November 28, 2010

Well said for both the sistah’s and the bruthah’s. Hopefully open dialogue will bring about openness!

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Cordy  on June 14, 2011

Good point. I hadn’t thohugt about it quite that way. :)

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Moon  on June 14, 2011

I’m impressed! You’ve mnaaged the almost impossible.

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Cady  on June 15, 2011

Now we know who the sesinble one is here. Great post!

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Founder  on June 15, 2011

My regards to the chef…thank you for stopping by to read and to know!

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site  on July 15, 2012

Mate. This blog is awesome! How do you make it look this good .

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Founder  on July 20, 2012

Thank you, we are pleased it meets your approval and hope you return soon to check out our blog shots!

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Founder  on August 17, 2012

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Marisol  on October 22, 2012

Now i’m lgbt and have and from a medical bnragcoukd, it is far far easier to contract HIV when having anal sex as the walls of the intestine tair easily. Now this applies to heterosexual intercourse and homosexual intercourse. Now homosexual intercourse being primarily what it is, there are far higher chances of getting HIV but it is definetely not a gay disease and is more prominent in the heterosexual community

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Founder  on December 7, 2012

Yes, I too have read that the rates of infection are increased when anal intercourse is engaged. However, HIV is NOT A GAY DISEASE. I hope this is clear to readers, commentators and those who visit our site. HIV is an infectious disease that may be transmitted by the exchange of fluids (blood and white blood cells/semen and vaginal fluids) through sexual intercourse (including anal intercourse)…evidence is scant and/or inadmissible to substantially support transmission of the virus through oral sex unless there are areas where the skin is broken, open and of course blood/fluids are exchanged. I believe the prominence of HIV among heterosexuals is directly related to the misconception that HIV was/is a “gay” disease. Unfortunately, ignorance about epidemics has destroyed a generation. The stigma of HIV/AIDS has also functioned as a erring culprit voiding useful education about infectious diseases. Please refer to the CDC’s website when in doubt about anything related to HIV/AIDS at http://www.cdc.gov

I appreciate your response and the time you took to help me educate our audience! Please visit again soon…until then be safe!

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