Strong Black Woman Who Don't Need No Man

Strong Black Woman Who Don't Need No Man

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Updated Sep 30, 2013 at 12:06PM EDT by Brad.  

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Strong Black Woman Who Don’t Need No Man is a chain copypasta message that is often ironically posted on blogs, discussion forums and social networking sites for comedic effect. The phrase is closely associated with the “sassy black woman” stock character found in films and television shows.[2]

Origin

On September 30th, 2010, Sputnik Music Forums[5] member Tyler created a thread titled “Repost this is you are a beautiful strong crack whore who don’t need no man,” which received over 5,000 responses in the following year.

Spread

On June 11th, 2011, a Facebook[3] page titled “Being an independent black woman who don’t need no man” was launched, garnering more than 47,000 likes in the next three years. On August 6th, Body Building Forums[8] member twdy started a thread featuring an ASCII art variation of the “strong black woman” copypasta (shown below).


╔═════════════════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ════════════════╗
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Repost this if ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
~ ~ ~ ~ you are a beautiful strong black woman ~ ~ ~
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ who don’t need no man ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
╚═════════════════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ════════════════╝


On October 4th, YouTuber Liz Charles uploaded a video of a young white man jokingly saying “I’m a strong black woman I don’t need no man” (shown below). On November 22nd, Yahoo Answers[7] user Ghetto Booty submitted a question asking “Do you know of any strong black women who don’t need no man to make theyselves [sic] happy?”



On November 22nd, Yahoo Answers[7] user Ghetto Booty submitted a question asking “Do you know of any strong black women who don’t need no man to make theyselves [sic] happy?” On February 8th, 2012, Redditor karmanaut posted the ASCII copypasta to the circlejerk subreddit,[4] receiving more than 3,200 up votes and 145 comments prior to being archived. In the comment section, karmanaut posted a variation of the message featuring an ASCII art of a semi-trailer truck (shown below).


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─ ─ ─ ▄ ▄ █ █ ▌ █ ░ ♥ REPOST IF YOU’RE A BIG BEAUTIFUL TRUCK▐
▄ ▄ ▄ ▌ ▐ █ █ ▌ █ ░ ♥ ░ WHO DON’T NEED NO MAN ░ ♥ ░ …░░ ░ ▐
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On May 25th, a Quickmeme[1] page titled “Strong Independent Black Woman” was created with image macros of a black woman wagging her finger (shown below, left). On July 30th, Tumblr[7] user huntersnet posted a screenshot of a female character in the video game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim with the caption “Reblog this if you’re a strong Nord woman who don’t need no man” (shown below, right).



On February 22nd, 2013, the TV Tropes[2] page for “Sassy Black Woman” was edited to include the line “Strong, independent examples who don’t need no man!” above the trope examples list.

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