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Women Put These Between Your Legs and Build Up Your Mind
« on: April 13, 2017, 01:27:31 PM »
Women Put These Between Your Legs and Build Up Your Mind
by William Jackson: Father, Educator, Blogger
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I appreciate all the comments which allow me to understand the people that read
and ridicule instead of engaged in a dialogue of understanding and comprehension.

I struggled with the title and even prayed over it, but I’m sure I would not have
received such colorful comments that attack my profession as an educator and even
the attempts to get people to understand the valuable resource our public
library system is. It is interesting that no matter how much work that I try to
do in the community my character is attacked and my attempts to show the
good things going on in Jacksonville and how parents should be more involved
in schools and community groups.

I wrote and re-wrote this reply twice, not to sound angry, but to encourage
intellectual thought and re-evaluation of what you are doing in your community
to help others to grow.

If I were to take a poll how many have been to the African American section of
the library or taken children there? How many have encouraged the consistent
attempts to get children to read more and to be involved in community events?

I rarely see such energy generated to get more activities for children, youth,
teens and young adults that are homeless, struggling with mental illness
and even caught up in the justice system. Movies and television programs are
showing children involved in acts beyond their years, but where are the
sounds to stop this? With all the resources of the libraries why still are they
not full during the weekends, holidays with youth, teens and young adults?

Thanks for your words of encouragement, my character and even the attempts
to question my years as an educator. Take the time to walk in another person’s
shoes and be engaged with the intellectual pursuits to better children and help
families that are struggling.

If this piece of writing can cause this flurry of replies then maybe each of us
needs to be more active in supporting the library system and volunteer time
to take kids and families to the library more. Get kids that are homeless
the resources to make sure they graduate from high school and continue on
with their lives and even, just maybe volunteer time at Boys and Girls Clubs
and other youth groups that struggle with mentors and role models.

Thanks for all the talk, now let’s see those words with being involved in our
schools, our communities, our youth organizations.

Call the juvenile justice departments and volunteer to help kids reshape
their lives so they will change to citizens that will seek to better their lives
and our community. What works do you do and are you involved in?

I have more to come, it is a decision you make to read or not, but I continue
to help youth teens and young adults as much as possible even with controversial
titles that get people to think.

What do you say to help or be a critic?

I respectfully appreciate the editors of Metro Jacksonville for their support
of our rights of free speech and exchange of intellectual thought and
engagement. Wm Jackson 
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The value of reading and joy of literacy can change lives. It has happened with
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X and others that proclaim education is the
key to generational prosperity.
Books focusing on women and their achievements are not rare, but available, girls
and women are not reading great books about themselves. These books are
sitting on bookshelves gathering dust and pages are fading away like the memories
of the great writers, storytellers and the information that can motivate, excite
and change minds.

Chinua Achebe the great Nigerian author of many books that are still popular today
has stated that the author has a different agenda than the Emperor. Colonization
seeks to keep the people un or under educated so they cannot see that they can
do better.

As I sift through the fantastic books in my local library here in Jacksonville, Florida,
I'm at awe and sorrowed that it seems I'm the only one that previewed the historic
content of information dedicated to African Americans. The excitement I feel is
overwhelming because I want to share these treasures of stories about wonderful
women of color, but it seems no one else is interested. I do not know if it is by
design or on accident, either way the stories of lives that have inspired,
influenced and empowered are fading away from memory and gather dust on
bookshelves not just in Jacksonville Florida, but nationally and globally.

Lets me be honest there are few if any left African American book stores in African
American neighborhoods because African Americans are not reading as they
once did. There is the mental retardation that reading is not valuable so not only
economically do we as a people fail, but educationally and culturally as our
own history is watered down.

Suggestions for daughters/women struggling with personality and self purpose.
Be yourself and be authentic. Don't be pressured into sex or other situations
that do not benefit you intellectually and educationally. As a father I look forward
to my daughter getting married and having children of her own. The upsetting
issue is what kind of man will she fall in love with and bear their children.
The dating scene for college students is perplexing, dangerous, and challenging
for the hopes of getting a good man and even men getting a good wife.



Fathers inwardly stress about this and there are T-shirts referencing guns,
murder, jail time and even castration if a fathers' daughter is abused,
assaulted, "knocked up," or hurt. Men are crazy like that about their daughters.
Movies such as "Blood Father" 2016 represents that fathers are not perfect,
but mess with their daughters and there is hell to pay.

I'm smart enough to know it takes two to make a baby, as a father of a son and
daughter, it is hoped and prayed that both parties are responsible in their
choices for life time mates and companions. Sex does not last forever, but the
value of companionship, conversation and compatibility is vital. I can't tell my
children not to have sex because as Nikki Giovanni once said, "that's what
young people do, have sex." Edward Waters College 2012
Interviewing Nikki Giovanni at Edward Waters College 2012
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SobIOFAZMkc

Parents have to teach their children the consequences of sex
not just the potential for STD's or pregnancy, but the emotional and
psychological consequences also.
Nikki and William
https://myquesttoteach.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/
nikki-giovanni-and-william-jackson.jpg


Looking at the patterns of teens and college students and even from my
observations from my college experiences babies happen from sex. I cannot
count how many girls went home during my college years pregnant and no man,
no husband and an uncertain future to struggle it alone with a child that the
father was happy to help create even if unintentional, but did not want anything
to do with it after finding out his seed fertilized an egg. As a divorced parent,
I stayed in my children's life, not because of court orders, because I love my
children and even though divorced from their mother I did not divorce my kids.
I stayed in their lives, supporting beyond child support.

I'm not perfect, no parent is, as a parent my fears sometimes as many
fathers leave me awake late at night, in prayer about the future of my son
and daughter. My son for different reasons being African American male
and a college student. A blog for another time.

This past Women History's Month there were programs, ceremonies, workshops,
entertainment and special events. My contribution as a father is daughters,
girls and young women don't be swayed by smooth talking brothers of any
color into making a decision based on physical pleasure that is temporary,
but could result in life long consequences from pregnancy, a STD, abortion,
or other events that may lead to emotional, physical or psychological
distress.

The older you become the more your past may begin to haunt you and
your reliance on salvation turns back to the church and saving your soul,
also a blog for another time. Visiting the local library in Jacksonville,
Florida a thought came to mind..
"Women Put These Between Your Legs and Build Up Your Mind" to emphasis
that before a man gets into bed, women need to get into their heads to
understand the relationships and commitment levels. Since the maturity
level is sometimes light years separate both need to make sure they
are mature enough to be in agreement.

NO means NO and a maybe still means NO unless willingly changed to a
YES without alcohol, drugs or smooth talking... even then protection
needs to be agreed on because as I have taught my son and especially
my daughter you don't know how many others that person has claimed
or lied that they slept with, but once you do all of you are connected
in a physical, emotional and psychological connection that lasts a life
time.

Sex is a bonding physical action of trading bodily fluids that are absorbed
into the body and the meshing of souls in a emotional, physical and
psychological embrace. Like the old folks saying, if you lay with dogs
long enough you get fleas and ticks. Now you can get more than
that, because death maybe laying there waiting on you. There is
nothing wrong with being smart, intelligent, creative and innovative
for girls and women.

There is nothing wrong with wanting the best in life and working for
it as a women. Don't ever sell yourself, sell yourself short and use
your body for profit, personal or professional gain. People have lost
their morality, ethics and personal value because of decisions based
on momentary decisions they are struggling with into adulthood.
"Fathers Tell Your Daughters to Put These Between Their Legs" is a
way for a dialogue of talking about life and the journey all of us
must take. Fathers value their daughters, but in that value must
also come the understanding that daughters must find their way
in life as well. There will be happiness, heartache, loves,
un-loves, peace, strife and the continuation of living in a world
that can chew you up and spit you out or try to turn you away
from the morality of humanity.

Fathers be in prayer, stay in prayer and share those prayers with
your daughters and sons. We have to take advantage of the
youthfulness of our children to teach them when they are
young and before we are old. It is easier to shape a young
sapling when it can bend with the wind than when it becomes a
tree and the roots are dug in and the trunk un-movable.

Fathers teach your daughters their mind and their bodies are
the most valuable resources they have and to never allow anyone
to take advantage of them and use them for someone else's
pleasure and purpose. The books below are a journey in lives,
a wealth of hidden information and resources.

Take the time to visit your local library and even get a
library card to check out books for your reading and literacy
pleasure. Put something between your legs that will bring
value to your life.
Knowledge from Nikki Giovanni and her outlook on life and living.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SobIOFAZMkc

Pictures of books located on Photobucket for women and by women
http://s1211.photobucket.com/user/williamdjackson/
Books%20About%20and%20By%20Black%20Women/story

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Resources:
Lunch and Learn with Nikki Giovanni
https://myquesttoteach.wordpress.com/2015/07/18/

Nikki Giovanni at Edward Waters College
https://myquesttoteach.wordpress.com/2012/03/23/
nikki-giovanni-at-edward-waters-college/
« Last Edit: April 15, 2017, 12:54:27 AM by williamjackson »
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Re: Women Put These Between Your Legs and Build Up Your Mind
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2017, 03:13:24 PM »
So William, why is topic line in this post aimed at women and their sexuality?  Bad intro my friend to a focus on education that needs to be a priority regardless of sex.  Men could use some books between their legs as well.  Don't like the implication in your topic line at all.  Very bad form.
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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2017, 03:17:25 PM »
Here are some facts.

African-American Women Now Top the List of Most-Educated Group in the Country
A new study finds that African-American women achieve the highest outcomes of any demographic by race and gender.

By Kali Holloway

From 1999–2000 to 2009–'10, the percentage of degrees earned by females remained between approximately 60 and 62 percent for associate's degrees and between 57 and 58 percent for bachelor's degrees. In contrast, the percentages of both master's and doctor's degrees earned by females increased from 1999–2000 to 2009–'10. Within each racial/ethnic group, women earned the majority of degrees at all levels in 2009–'10. For example, among U.S. residents, black females earned 68 percent of associate's degrees, 66 percent of bachelor's degrees, 71 percent of master's degrees, and 65 percent of all doctor's degrees awarded to black students. Hispanic females earned 62 percent of associate's degrees, 61 percent of bachelor's degrees, 64 percent of master's degrees, and 55 percent of all doctor's degrees awarded to Hispanic students. (White women earned 61 percent of Associate’s degrees, 56 percent of bachelor’s degrees, 61.8 percent of master’s, and 51.4 percent of doctorates.)

For full article click link below.


http://www.alternet.org/gender/black-women-most-educated-people-america
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Re: Women Put These Between Your Legs and Build Up Your Mind
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2017, 04:16:58 PM »
Yeah, nice job of mansplaining, William.
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« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2017, 11:48:53 PM »
SO. MANY. BROAD. GENERALIZATIONS.

This is almost Glenn level parody.

And as a father of a three-year old daughter that I want to grow up to be strong and empowered, I find this all deeply, deeply patronizing and offensive.

For a guy who pushes progression so hard, this article, and that headline in particular, is shockingly behind the times.

Was, "Women, get all those dicks out of your cooch and go to the 'brary!" already taken?

What about, "LADIES! Less fuckin! More readin!"

Delete it Will, pretend like none of this ever happened.



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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2017, 12:47:54 AM »
SO. MANY. BROAD. GENERALIZATIONS.

This is almost Glenn level parody.

And as a father of a three-year old daughter that I want to grow up to be strong and empowered, I find this all deeply, deeply patronizing and offensive.

For a guy who pushes progression so hard, this article, and that headline in particular, is shockingly behind the times.

Was, "Women, get all those dicks out of your cooch and go to the 'brary!" already taken?

What about, "LADIES! Less fuckin! More readin!"

Delete it Will, pretend like none of this ever happened.




This, so much this.
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Re: Women Put These Between Your Legs and Build Up Your Mind
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2017, 11:21:18 AM »
It's sadly not surprising finding out that someone who has a record of preaching progressive values still holds a retrograde attitude towards women, particularly female sexuality.

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« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2017, 11:52:31 AM »
^Agreed

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« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2017, 12:06:12 PM »
Looks like you need to build up your own damn mind, William.
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« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2017, 12:44:36 PM »
Maybe I raced through that long, long post far, far too quickly but . . . me thinks y'all may have missed something while digesting his information. What's retrograde? The subject line?

Well, it got me to take a look. Well done, William. Yes, men need to do likewise and put some between our legs, too. So what? There's likely no community in our nation more bombarded with hypersexualized media than the African American community. Most vulnerable are our females. So, I think I understand where you're coming from and what you tried to do.

However, William: Sometimes I read your pieces, sometimes I don't. But I always get the sense you're posting these elsewhere and they are merely cross-posted here. Maybe I'm wrong about that. This forum, though? Your topics likely would need to be framed and engaged differently in your original posts. I offer that merely as food for thought going forward. All the best to you, bruh.

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However, William: Sometimes I read your pieces, sometimes I don't. But I always get the sense you're posting these elsewhere and they are merely cross-posted here. Maybe I'm wrong about that. This forum, though? Your topics likely would need to be framed and engaged differently in your original posts. I offer that merely as food for thought going forward. All the best to you, bruh.

I get this impression as well.
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« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2017, 01:53:08 PM »
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However, William: Sometimes I read your pieces, sometimes I don't. But I always get the sense you're posting these elsewhere and they are merely cross-posted here. Maybe I'm wrong about that. This forum, though? Your topics likely would need to be framed and engaged differently in your original posts. I offer that merely as food for thought going forward. All the best to you, bruh.

I get this impression as well.
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« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2017, 02:06:37 PM »
I've mentioned this before and Stephen said that William was an invited guest of MetroJacksonville.

You can tell just by the formatting that it's clearly a copy and paste job.

To me, it's spam. I think his intentions are often in the right place, but over the years, he's literally made no effort whatsoever to be a member of the community, instead just using MetroJacksonville as a dumping ground to hit and run with his blog posts.

It's all very one-sided.

Like the guy who leaves shit under your windshield wipers when you're at the mall.
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« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2017, 03:28:49 PM »
^I always thought the posts should be put in one "William Jackson Blog Post Thread". That way it's easily identified in one place for anyone who cares to read it. It would be even better if he just posted the first paragraph and then a link to whatever site they're coming from so it looks less like spamming off-site content into the forum.
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« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2017, 08:03:42 PM »
Delete it Will, pretend like none of this ever happened.

Lol, literally "DELETE THIS!" Is that how you handle opinions you disagree with? If anything, some of you are totally predictable if anything gets real. You could just, you know, ignore him maybe? I know I know, too simple & wouldn't allow people to grandstand & virtue signal, which is all the rage these days.

William is obviously concerned about the extreme rise within the last couple decades of black children being born to single parents, which is something like 72% (in the 70s it was around 30%). He probably lives it & sees it every single day, and knows the negative effects it can cause. The STD rate is also extremely high within the black community. These aren't my personal feelings, they're legit stats from the CDC & others. All this usually goes back to what's happening at home & the family unit, or lack thereof. I know this doesn't exactly lineup with some people's worldview, but it is what it is.

That being said, I agree that he could've went about it differently instead of "close your damn legs!". William seems like he likes to play the blame game more than finding actual solutions. It was clear long ago he was just using the forum here to copy/paste what he's written somewhere else, with no followup engagement. I actually blocked him years ago because of this (although I still see his threads on the front page).

Point is, I ignore him. You could try that.