For most young millennials of marginalized communities, the late summer of 2014 was unforgettable. The state sanctioned murder of 18-year-old Michael Brown sparked a national outcry for justice and an end to police brutality against Black Americans. That summer sparked a change in many young Americans, especially Black and Brown Americans. It is one thing … Continue reading Is this Generation More Sensitive than Generations Before?
This past week, the hip-hop community has been unraveling at its seams. It was reported that Chicago rapper Vic Mensa had allegedly "dissed" the late and notorious XXXtentacion during his BET Hip-Hop Awards freestyle cypher. When y’all hear Vic Mensas fucking freestyle at the BET awards y’all are going to be fucking disgusted. @VicMensa SUCK … Continue reading Vic Mensa’s Alleged Diss Towards XXXtentacion: For Clout or the Betterment of Women? A Womanist Perspective.
Sexism is a pervasive system that successfully marginalizes women while also benefiting men. Whether consciously or not, women feel the pangs of sexism everyday whether it be having a man invade our personal space when we're out on the streets or being called a "bitch" or a "hoe" for doing something a man did not … Continue reading The Problem with the “It’s Just the Men You Date” Retort
"Aye, Candace. Your boy Ab-Soul cutting up on Twitter." I rubbed the sleep out of my eye and sat up slowly in my bed. "What?" I asked groggily. It was mid-morning and my friend's call had rattled me out of my sleep. "Go look on Twitter," my best friend said. "Aw man," I mumbled. I took … Continue reading Being a Feminist Hip-Hop Fan
Twitter is a lot of things. Twitter is an accessible app for anyone with a mobile phone. It's diverse. It's expansive. There's different sections of twitter. There's Black Twitter. There's Feminist Twitter. There's Hip-Hop Head Twitter. There's Ashy Twitter. The list goes on. There's different views and opinions all over Twitter but one thing Twitter … Continue reading The Harm Behind “Harmless” Jokes About Black Women and Girls
Months ago, Ayesha Curry, wife of basketball star Stephen Curry, penned a series of tweets that, to this day, remain controversial and a reoccurring topic on Twitter. Now like I've mentioned before in a previous article, Ayesha's disdain for women who do not choose to dress like her is apparent. It's dishonest to ignore the … Continue reading Ayesha Isn’t Your Tool
The slur "hoe" amuses me. It's so subjective, so gendered, so unnecessary, and so intrusive. Subjective because no one can ever agree on what makes a woman a "hoe." You ask a group of people what a "hoe" is, you're gonna get 10 different answers. "Oh, it's a girl who's had sex with more than … Continue reading Let That Hoe, Hoe: The Downfall of Slut-shaming & the Power of Reclamation