“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Rest In Power to a great soul !
This is probably the most adequate and appropriate use of this quote there has ever been.
Trigger warning for sex tourism
PARADISE: LOVE - TRAILER
On the beaches of Kenya, they’re known as “Sugar Mamas:” European women who seek out African boys, selling love to earn a living. Teresa, a 50-year-old Austrian and mother of a daughter entering puberty, travels to this vacation paradise. She goes from one Beach Boy to the next, from one disappointment to the next, and finally she must recognize: on the beaches of Kenya, love is a business.
So are we supposed to feel bad for the white lady or nah?
why does the media keep tryina make me feel sorry for rich, amoral white ladies? I can’t do it…
I see these women a lot when I go to Mombasa. They’re literally just sex tourists and I side eye this film for trying to humanise them
I AM SO ANNOYED right now. I am so annoyed right now.
this is disgusting
also a good reminder that it isn’t only white men who engage in sex tourism
WHITE WOMEN ARE AND ALWAYS HAVE BEEN COMPLICIT IN WHITE SUPREMACY
This stuff is very rampant all over Africa and the Caribbean. In Jamaica, they call it “rent a rasta” or a “rent a dread”. Divorced white women are blowing their alimony payments on “rent a rasta” in Jamaica. See a trailer for a documentary of it here.
In Nigeria, there are small pockets of women from the UK who have “rent boys” in cities like Port Harcourt, Uyo and Calabar. They prefer those places because they are very hospitable to foreigners, and it isn’t as congested or hectic like Lagos for instance. They can come and go as they please, and the likelihood of them getting scammed is much lower. They have boys the posted up in flats, and they visit them several times a year.
Make no mistake about it though, these women are predators. Their rent boys are usually young, around 18 and 19. You will rarely see them with men over 25. The younger ones are easier and cheaper to maintain, and they have high sex drives, which is why they are there. It’s a commodification of a taboo; sex with a black person. They get to live out their wild fantasies, and then they go home to their mundane, boring lives.
I’m always weary of white people in Africa in general. Be it ex-pats, vacationers, NGOs, UN peacekeepers, church groups or anyone else. There always seem to be ulterior motives with them, no matter how benevolent they appear on the surface. They will find a way to impose their sexual will and desires over people who are less fortunate. In the DRC, UN “peacekeepers” were violating young girls. Child prostitution was rampant, and many were leaving girls pregnant. See here. This type of thing is widespread.
When white folks go to some tropical getaway where only black and brown folks are, the impetus for a lot of those trips are cheap thrills and cheap sex. They didn’t fly half way around the world just to lie down on a beach. Especially if it’s a solo trip. They could have done that in locales much closer to home. 50 year old white men don’t go on solo trips to Kenya, the Dominican Republic or Thailand to take in the culture and to see the beach. They go for cheap sex, often with minors. White women are following their lead.
Anyway, what irks me about documentaries that focus on white women who partake in sex tourism is that they always try to humanize them, or make them out to be helpless women looking for love. No, these women are predators who are exploiting young men for sex. These dudes are poor. These white women aren’t going after the movers and shakers in society, or people with money in the countries they visit. They know what they’re doing and their targets are the poor and vulnerable. They wave a few bucks in their face so they can have their way with their bodies. This is what it is.
I saw this on Hulu looking around the traitors. This is absurd.
Countries in Africa and he Caribbean are only valuable as a travel local when sex exploration is involved to these people.
I remember reading once that the women in my particular Nigerian tribe were known victims of sex trafficking. This fucking shit is why.
Love how the trailer ends with the white woman angrily assaulting the black guy on a crowded beach. The mistress chastising a favored slave for disappointing her…charming!
This sickens me so much. There isn’t that much difference between the white men who do this to girls and boys in these countries and these women doing it. But they don’t make documentary films humanizing the men for doing it. Just the women.
Turns my fucking stomach.
It’s fucked up, but from my personal experience it’s much more about the entitlement that comes with visiting a “Third World Country”, where they believe they can do pretty much anything and get away with it, then anything else. I’ve been “propositioned”, aka harassed, a few times, and they came in all colors, sizes and nationalities (usually EU/US). I’m not talking about a guy coming on to me in a party, I’m talking about flat out, “how much for the night” tipe of thing. Just because I’m a “hot” Brazilian girl,out in a nightclub, that means I must be for sale? What?
"… in honor of the Houses of York and Lancaster.”
Karen and The Babes
You can be Team Olivia and Team Mellie
The ultimate goal of an “team” should be success and happiness.
Team Mellie to me means you want Mellie to be happy, find her own way and live her life for herself authentically and hopefully find true love.
Team Olivia to me means you want Olivia to be happy, find her own way and live her life for herself authentically and hopefully find true love.
The Fitz part of this scenario is independent and honestly, a fait accompli - Olivia has already found true love with Fitz.
You can be Team Mellie without it having anything to do with Fitz. Honestly, I have no real ill will toward Mellie if she was allowed to be shown making her own path and finding happiness outside of being a slave to Fitz.