Hysteria: A Dating Blog

Until recent years, women were not “allowed” to receive intimate pleasure. If a woman did have the privilege of experiencing such enjoyment, she was thought to be going through fits because women weren’t supposed to enjoy sex. So, the origin of “hysteria” meant those “fits of pleasure” but in a negative connotation. Later, people who were considered to be mentally unstable were thought to be “hysterics;” all originating from the same ideology.

Today, the restraints on women have been loosened, but women of color are still at the bottom of the totem poll in regards to society concerns — specifically black women. If women hundreds of years ago were considered to be hysterics merely on the enjoyment of sexual pleasure, then what does the popular mass consider black women who never receive justice or fair consideration in social, professional, or unethical environments?