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(from Jamaican Patois)

A strong-willed, strong-minded woman who doesn't take shit from anyone. Follows her dreams, not her man's. Accomplished, or on her way there. Walks tall; Respects herself. An army of one that fights for the advancement of all women. May get violent.
What you know about dem rude gals dem ?

She's bout her bidness....a real rude gal she is.

Maya Angelou, Angela Davis, Josephine Baker, Nola Darling, Bell Hooks, Edwidge Danticat, your mom (prolly), countless others
by Sistren Blessup November 29, 2010