Nicki Minaj shining a light on the differences on acceptable sexuality from white women and black women.
While it has a good deal to do with color, it also has to do with the fact of how her sexuality is used.
The women above her could arguably be said to be catering to the sexual needs/wants/fantasies of men (Sports Illustrated is ESPECIALLY known for catering to a male gaze.) While Nicki Minaj has continuously used her sexuality to empower herself. Her sexuality isn’t for men, it’s for her own self. And THAT is a huge problem. Sexuality that isn’t designed for male consumption is deemed unacceptable and threatening. She is powerful, demanding, uncompromising, and men are weak, so that scares them.
And it’s also because she’s of Indian/Black background, no doubt about it. It’s not just racist, it’s also sexist.
I see the point of this totally, but was Minaj posing like this to make that point? Is the label on it because it’s a CD with explicit lyrics content?
That being said, that same label s/b on the cover of Sports Illustrated, too.
I have to say, however, I HATE seeing ANY women posing like this, wearing these almost outfits, whether by their own choice/empowerment or not. Saying it’s empowering themselves is no different than saying “but they get college scholarships” being judged like meat in Miss America contests.
When will ALL women realize that the way to TRUE EMPOWERMENT is to STOP accepting sexist roles in movies, TV commercials, STOP modeling for SI and Victoria’s Secret, STOP posing for Playboy type publications and DEMAND RESPECT. And when they choose to do so, the rest of us must continue to fight it - boycott the product, spread the word, email the company to let THEM know it’s unacceptable.
If some women act like sex kittens, for whatever reason, ALL women will continue to be seen that way, and we’ll NEVER be taken seriously.
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Dawn of the Anteaters…
Growing encounters with humans dangerous for the humans? How about the anteaters? Besides, these guys went looking for the animals specifically to get in their faces and kill them.
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Proof of the GOP War on Women
Conservatives like to pretend there is no war on women, so PoliticusUSA developed a running list of legislation to prove that there is indeed a war on women. The proof is in the policy.
a friendly reminder:
REMEMBER THE WAR ON WOMEN
REMEMBER THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN
REMEMBER THE GUTTING OF FOODSTAMPS
REMEMBER THE FIGHT AGAINST MARRIAGE EQUALITY, RACIAL EQUALITY, GENDER EQUALITY
VOTE THEM OUT 2014
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