isn’t it funny how men place all these ideals and expectations on women and their bodies and praise and comment on butts and boobs
but when women decide to use those same ideals and expectations to empower themselves (like nicki minaj’s video for anaconda) all of a sudden men think it’s “obscene” and trashy and whorish.
like sorry. No. Women don’t stop being “sexy” when it’s not on your terms. Women don’t have to suppress their sexuality to suit your model of how “sexy” should be expressed.
Nicki Minaj is not a woman who easily slides into the roles assigned to women in her industry or elsewhere. She’s not polished, she’s not concerned with her reputation, and she’s certainly not fighting for equality among mainstream second-wave feminists. She’s something else, and she’s something equally worth giving credence to: a boundary-breaker, a nasty bitch, a self-proclaimed queen, a self-determined and self-made artist. She’s one of the boys, and she does it with the intent to subvert what it means. She sings about sexy women, about fucking around with different men. She raps about racing ahead in the game, imagines up her own strings of accolades, and rolls with a rap family notorious for dirty rhymes, foul mouths, and disregard for authority and hegemony.
While Beyoncé has expanded feminist discourse by reveling in her role as a mother and wife while also fighting for women’s rights, Minaj has been showing her teeth in her climb to the top of a male-dominated genre. Both, in the process, have expanded our society’s idea of what an empowered women looks like — but Minaj’s feminist credentials still frequently come under fire. To me, it seems like a clear-cut case of respectability politics and mainstreaming of the feminist movement: while feminist writers raved over Beyoncé’s latest album and the undertones of sexuality and empowerment that came with it, many have questioned Minaj’s decisions over the years to subvert beauty norms using her own body, graphically talk dirty in her work, and occasionally declare herself dominant in discourse about other women. (All of these areas of concern, however, didn’t seem to come into play when Queen Bey did the same.)
if you ever feel dumb remember that harry tried to convince snape that his nickname is ‘roonil wazlib’
YOU EVER READ OVER YOUR ASSESSMENT AND BE LIKE ‘THIS SOME GRADE A BULL TO THE SHIT’ BUT SUBMIT IT ANYWAY CAUSE ONLY 13 MINUTES UNTIL SUBMISSIONS CLOSE
lol omg i will be lucky if i get like 55 on this assessment not even joking. Pretty sure it doesn’t answer the question and the referencing is waaaaaaay off.
clear pee makes me feel safe
like i’m living my life right