BLACK THINK TANK DIRECTOR CALLS FOR “MILLIONS OF COMBAT DIVAS”
Calling for “millions of combat divas” in a much anticipated new book, The Black Think Tank’s Dr. Julia Hare,
National Executive Director, raises an eleventh-hour reveille for all black women (“sistas”) in a massive quest for
unity aimed to avenge “the pain guts and glory of the black woman” (which is the subtitle of her new book, “The
Sexual and Political Anorexia of the Black Woman).”
“The Pain Guts and Glory of the Black Woman” took hold when Dr. Hare was speaking at the University of
Washington in Seattle and saw a wall high portrait of a solitary black woman hanging in the black student
center. “Beneath it lay the caption, “Bearer of Pain,” illuminated by slivers of sunlight shining through
the window pointing the way to that painting and this book,” the author writes.
“Sexual Anorexia” (the loss of interest or appetite for sexual relationships) is a little known malady gripping more
and more black women that has segued into “political anorexia” (a crippling apathy in matters affecting the black
woman directly). Calling attention to a host of instances when black women have fought and helped everybody
else, while there is no black U.S. female senator, Dr. Hare says now is the time for the black woman to help herself.
“Witness the recent “history making” battle royal between a white woman and a black man duking it out for the
U.S. presidency, arguing whether a white woman or a black man should be elected first, when a black female
candidate would have sufficed to cover them both.” Yet it is the black woman who “remains the only woman in
America who is not considered a woman” and is “fast becoming the only group left that can end such social
whammies as the new slavery and incarceration of the black males.”
Thus her book introduces us to a new way of looking at the black male. In “Black Male Carriers of the Virus of
Sexual Anorexia (The Way You Do the Things You Do)” she chastises three main categories: “Men Who Play,”
“Men Who Pimp Their Women,” and “Men who Fear Love (“amoraphobia”).
Pointing to the dedicated frolics of an elite category she labels “social nymphs,” Dr. Hare calls on her high society
comrades to “stop playing bridge and build bridges.” Meanwhile, “The Fight for Love and Glory” leaves too many
such as “The Scorned Woman,” “The Status Seeker” and “The Social Nymph” prostrate in its wake.
Prominent commentators are lining up awaiting the day when the book will hit the stands. For instance, Dr. James
Bolton, a California State University professor emeritus of psychology and recent vice president of the California
State Medical Board, exclaims: “I love the book, it gives me a fresh and more accurate way of describing the
behaviors of some women and men I know…it is at once psychological, gossipy, historical, philosophical and
anthropological; and it contains elements of GREAT STORY TELLING.”
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San Francisco, CA 94109. Following the release day of the Fourth of July, books may be ordered from
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