tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3486177601646533834.post8676673632412796907..comments2015-03-03T11:29:30.577-05:00Comments on Womanist Musings: Madonna Adopting Another African ChildReneehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16388113393817266374noreply@blogger.comBlogger20125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3486177601646533834.post-41698089474754906552008-08-19T17:35:00.000-04:002008-08-19T17:35:00.000-04:00I think that Madonna is very self-centered. She g...I think that Madonna is very self-centered. She goes through religions and phases faster than I go through underwear! One minute, she's into Hinduism, then Judaism, then motherhood, then that lesbian phase with Brittany Spears, I think she became a children's storybook author somewhere in the mix. So what will happen when this "Africa" phase becomes "passe"?? There are definitely people that atropabelladonnahttp://atropabelladonna.wordpress.com/noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3486177601646533834.post-91741129979603672812008-08-18T00:08:00.000-04:002008-08-18T00:08:00.000-04:00I am all for offering a helping hand but I have to...<I>I am all for offering a helping hand but I have to wonder why go to such lengths to adopt children from foreign nations when there are so many children right in this country that need help?</I><BR/><BR/><I>People like Madonna is why I would never do an international adoption. With such distance and such different systems, it's hard, nay almost impossible, to know that the adoption went throughUneFemmePlusCourageusehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10162627227823701520noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3486177601646533834.post-44722453113315109572008-08-15T15:48:00.000-04:002008-08-15T15:48:00.000-04:00@Melissa, I don't believe that she is inexperience...@Melissa, I don't believe that she is inexperienced in the issue of white privilege. There has been so much critique of her work both in pop culture and in academia that at some point she must have become aware of exactly the message that she is sending. I believe that Madonna simply does not care. She has an understanding of herself and her intentions that out weigh any kind of criticism. To Reneehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16388113393817266374noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3486177601646533834.post-11690115680423891712008-08-15T14:39:00.000-04:002008-08-15T14:39:00.000-04:00@Renee -- Yeah, I'm not convinced it's quite that ...@Renee -- Yeah, I'm not convinced it's quite that simple, only because if she's doing it primarily to serve her ego, helping loads of people could accomplish the same thing -- and, presumably, with less criticism.<BR/><BR/>Certainly that's part of it, but I don't know it it's the whole point. Seems to me a big part of it is just ignorance, and her celebrity cloisters her inside a bubble that's Melissa McEwanhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04784594504716679607noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3486177601646533834.post-75043061521519519272008-08-15T14:37:00.000-04:002008-08-15T14:37:00.000-04:00Unbelievable! I'm holding out a small hope that Th...Unbelievable! I'm holding out a small hope that The Sun is making shit up again (they like to do that), but this is awful. I hate that it's suddenly become fashionable to adopt African children, and why on earth does Madonna always go after ones with families?Jenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/00887097326760122688noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3486177601646533834.post-48182642653727463462008-08-15T12:14:00.000-04:002008-08-15T12:14:00.000-04:00@Melissa then Madonna wouldn't get to play earth m...@Melissa then Madonna wouldn't get to play earth mother and that is the point of this ill advised child thievery.Reneehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16388113393817266374noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3486177601646533834.post-91864159160863331272008-08-15T12:08:00.000-04:002008-08-15T12:08:00.000-04:00It would seem to me that the best way to help chil...<I>It would seem to me that the best way to help children would be to build schools, and libraries, train teachers, improve access to medical, food and clean drinking water</I><BR/><BR/>My thoughts exactly. I know an African-born woman who immigrated to America to go to school and is now a successful surgical nurse. She's very well compensated, but is by no means a millionaire; still, she's Melissa McEwanhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04784594504716679607noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3486177601646533834.post-20238585956781883532008-08-14T17:42:00.000-04:002008-08-14T17:42:00.000-04:00People like Madonna is why I would never do an int...People like Madonna is why I would never do an international adoption. With such distance and such different systems, it's hard, nay almost impossible, to know that the adoption went through ethically. I couldn't imagine someone knowingly adopting a child in these circumstances (family still wants the kid, etc.), and yet...she has?Ashleyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/18216761210794174656noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3486177601646533834.post-90046697432230450292008-08-14T17:20:00.000-04:002008-08-14T17:20:00.000-04:00Is Madonna adopting this child without her husband...Is Madonna adopting this child without her husband? Is he not a coloniser as well? <BR/><BR/>Does the grandmother not have any rights? <BR/><BR/>Are the local officials corrupted? <BR/><BR/>Could the country reject Madonna's money? <BR/><BR/>Could the country expose what is happening?The Fabulous Kitty Glendowerhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12259506108044329136noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3486177601646533834.post-49900896082412345032008-08-14T16:57:00.000-04:002008-08-14T16:57:00.000-04:00@ Danny,My sister isn't actually from the US - she...@ Danny,<BR/>My sister isn't actually from the US - she is from Barbados and currently lives in England.<BR/><BR/>But I understand what you are saying.<BR/><BR/>Malawi is one of the poorest nations in the world, but has a surprisingly low crime rate.niahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15475910401200498514noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3486177601646533834.post-59127791938949371522008-08-14T16:51:00.000-04:002008-08-14T16:51:00.000-04:00@Danny this way she gets to play earth mother to t...@Danny this way she gets to play earth mother to the world.Reneehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16388113393817266374noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3486177601646533834.post-56989844075708605812008-08-14T16:49:00.000-04:002008-08-14T16:49:00.000-04:00I am all for offering a helping hand but I have to...I am all for offering a helping hand but I have to wonder why go to such lengths to adopt children from foreign nations when there are so many children right in this country that need help?<BR/><BR/><I>I would also like to mention that I know of a quite a few black organizations that go to Malawi each year to build orphanages, hospitals, churches and schools. No one speaks about them in the mediaDannyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13806448004236223177noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3486177601646533834.post-18969874116745294272008-08-14T16:24:00.000-04:002008-08-14T16:24:00.000-04:00Now they say that Mercy will be leaving us, but ca...<I>Now they say that Mercy will be leaving us, but can return at age 18.”</I><BR/><BR/>Her grandma might not be living by then =/<BR/><BR/>If Madonna really cared about this girl rather than about herself, she would send money to her and come visit her there rather than tearing her away from her family, her culture and her country.Rebeccahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10065078521351571454noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3486177601646533834.post-37494511723359742362008-08-14T16:15:00.000-04:002008-08-14T16:15:00.000-04:00What is Madonna doing?! She needs to stop! This is...What is Madonna doing?! She needs to stop! This is starting to get out of control.<BR/><BR/>We can't be that surprised, though. <BR/><BR/>This is the same woman who has been <A HREF="http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/mediaculture/content/cat_060/ch01.asp?v=category&i=01060.01&s=00060&n=01000&o=" REL="nofollow">exploiting black culture for years</A>, as well as <A HREF="http://www.emanuellevy.com/frau sally benzhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01054413520223145494noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3486177601646533834.post-21446119070893862232008-08-14T14:46:00.000-04:002008-08-14T14:46:00.000-04:00I so agree, Renee. Had to link.I so agree, Renee. Had to link.ellehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01867952598756889997noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3486177601646533834.post-751715632076570232008-08-14T14:36:00.000-04:002008-08-14T14:36:00.000-04:00@ Nia And she also said that the first Malawi baby...@ Nia <EM>And she also said that the first Malawi baby she adopted (I have forgotten his name) looks exactly like her and her husband. As if! </EM><BR/><BR/>His name is David and that is just the kind of arrogance I have come to expect from Madonna.Reneehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16388113393817266374noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3486177601646533834.post-39882639205250937752008-08-14T14:05:00.000-04:002008-08-14T14:05:00.000-04:00Thank you, Thank you for speaking out on this. Thi...Thank you, Thank you for speaking out on this. This topic just breaks my heart. I am appalled at the praise and admiration that rich, white women like her and Angelina get for stealing Africa's precious children.<BR/>I would also like to mention that I know of a quite a few black organizations that go to Malawi each year to build orphanages, hospitals, churches and schools. No one speaks about niahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15475910401200498514noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3486177601646533834.post-5183128778721536592008-08-14T13:53:00.000-04:002008-08-14T13:53:00.000-04:00THANK you for this - this woman is a menace! I fin...THANK you for this - this woman is a menace! I find her to be a classic example of the rapacious, white, colonialist mindset. I pity the children that she raises.seitzkhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16383559351073204534noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3486177601646533834.post-9844387700993549262008-08-14T13:52:00.000-04:002008-08-14T13:52:00.000-04:00I don't understand how she can adopt a child who h...I don't understand how she can adopt a child who has a family?Mariahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13989987797909548546noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3486177601646533834.post-5263980182670878882008-08-14T12:16:00.000-04:002008-08-14T12:16:00.000-04:00dead on. and i love your use of strikeouts in this...dead on. and i love your use of strikeouts in this post.<BR/><BR/>although you couldn't know it, this felt to me like someone saying "i support your reality" because it reminds me of a <A HREF="http://www.theunapologeticmexican.org/elgrito/2007/03/2006_colonizers_of_the_year_award.html" REL="nofollow">post</A> i wrote once... i got some pushback. people love to rally behind those nezuahttp://nezua.wordpress.com/noreply@blogger.com