Michael B. Jordan and Lori Harvey are Instagram officials. After months of dating rumors, the couple posted matching portraits on Sunday night.
“Favorites!” Gabriel Union wrote in response to the couple’s favorite photos. “I love this! Congratulations!” D-Nice added. “BEAUTIFUL,” commented Malika Hack.
But other reactions were not so kind. In fact, many – especially those on Twitter – have set zero in Harvey’s dating history, making fun of the 24-year-old for “running” famous men.
It’s true that Harvey, a model (and yes, the stepdaughter of TV personality Steve Harvey), has been in previous relationships. She is associated with rapper Future, Trey Songz, Justin Combs (and later his father, Sean “Diddy” Combs); she was also engaged to Dutch footballer Memphis Depay in 201
If we normalize “dating,” it wouldn’t be a discussion of how many men Lori Harvey has been dating.
– Laycee💕 (@layyccee) January 11, 2021
So they do what they always do. They curse shame and macculinize liberated women in the hope that we will return to the queue and simply accept to be “bound” by a man to nothing but the minimum and no personality, goals, or ambition to offer. Make no mistake, they are scared.
– Ambrosia ™ Freelance Hottie® (@ambrosia_omG) January 11, 2021
Isn’t Lori Harvey a pioneer who hasn’t come out yet? She hasn’t found any dating with lmao
– Queen D. (@radricadavis_) January 11, 2021
Lori Harvey didn’t even date a lot of people. It’s just that all the men she’s dated are different. People need to relax
– Ann Marie Lastrassi stan (@naledimashishi) January 11, 2021
While the decision is generally unjustified, the negative attention paid to Harvey raises another question: Why was her husband protected from punishment? Jordan, 33, is also linked to other ladies, including musician Snoh Aalegra, Lupita Nyong’o and KiKi Layne.
La’Toya Hart, founder of Heartbreak Clinic, a resource that aims to help women heal heart palpitations through courses and other tools, attributes the one-sided response to public double standards.
“Historically, men have been celebrated when they have a rich dating history,” Hart told Yahoo Life. “It simply came to our notice then that Michael and Laurie were dating. Although both have a history, many acknowledge only Lori’s past. The presence of a rich dating history has subjected many women to ridicule and judgment; the traditional view is that women’s history should be limited or non-existent. The reality of Is dating allows men and women to explore; It takes time, experience and maturity to learn what you want from your partner. “
Hart notes that one of the most important things a woman can do is decide what she wants from her partner and what she is willing to give up, something she praised Harvey for.
“Lori Harvey’s story over the years shows that she is a woman who knows her worth and the value she brings in a relationship, and is determined to be with someone who meets those expectations,” Hart explains. “The perception may be that she is an opportunist or someone who is ‘moving’ because of double social standards, now is the time for all women to challenge this story. Women need to feel empowered to challenge the status quo and follow the things they want. “
Although dating has changed over the years, Hart says many people’s POVs have not yet caught up.
“The natural solution to this issue is to challenge traditional views and ensure that social dating is adapted to ensure that it is more inclusive,” she said. “When a woman finds the courage to relax, the most important thing we can do is offer love, support and encouragement without judgment.”
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