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    (September 25, 1952-December 15, 2021)
    Born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky
    Birth name was Gloria Jean Watkins
    Author/feminist/social activist
    Wrote 'Ain't I A Woman: Black Women and Feminism,' 'All About Love: New Visions,' 'Killing Rage: Ending Racism' and 'We Real Cool: Black Men and Masculinity'
    Wrote the children's book 'Happy To Be Nappy'

Why she might be annoying:

    Like e.e. cummings and k.d. lang, she writes her name in all lower case, which screws up the AmIAnnoying.com search engine.
    She constantly refers to American society as a 'white supremacist capitalist patriarchy.'
    She endorsed ebonics, commenting 'it is difficult not to hear in standard English always the sound of slaughter and conquest.'
    She writes academic papers liberally peppered with the words 'pussy' and 'dick.'
    David Horowitz named her one of the '10 Most Dangerous Academics in America.'

Why she might not be annoying:

    She began writing poetry at age 10.
    She said what inspired her to become a writer was 'seeing how much reading can change your life.'
    The title 'Ain't I A Woman' was inspired by Sojourner Truth.
    She rejects the notion that it is always wrong to 'criticize blackness in front of white folks.'

Credit: C. Fishel


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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 2 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 186 Votes: 56.45% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 2 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 2 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 5 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 7 Votes: 85.71% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 16 Votes: 68.75% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 15 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 8 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 18 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 28 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 46 Votes: 73.91% Annoying