Megan Thee Stallion is letting her voice be heard once again — but this time it isn’t on wax, it’s in print. The “WAP” rapper has penned an op-ed for the New York Times in which she speaks up for Black women.
The opinion piece is a strong stance from Megan, and we’d expect nothing less from the Hot Girl. MTS opens up about the violence she faced at the hands of Tory Lanez, but omitted his name entirely. She spoke eloquently about what Black women face when they do go public in situations similar to hers and reflected on how it happens in the first place.
“Violence against women … happens because too many men treat all women as objects, which helps them to justify inflicting abuse against us when we choose to exercise our own free will.”
“The issue is even more intense for Black women, who struggle against stereotypes and are seen as angry or threatening when we try to stand up for ourselves and our sisters. There’s not much room for passionate advocacy if you are a Black woman.”
Meg also talked about the criticism she faced after taking Kentucky’s attorney general, Daniel Cameron, to task for his egregious mishandling of Breonna Taylor’s case.
“I’m not afraid of criticism. We live in a country where we have the freedom to criticize elected officials. And it’s ridiculous that some people think the simple phrase ‘Protect Black women’ is controversial. We deserve to be protected as human beings. And we are entitled to our anger about a laundry list of mistreatment and neglect that we suffer.”
The op-ed ended with Megan hopeful that, “Kamala Harris’s candidacy for vice president will usher in an era where Black women in 2020 are no longer making history for achieving things that should have been accomplished decades ago.” But, the glimmer of enthusiasm ended with a bleak realization: “We know that after the last ballot is cast and the vote is tallied, we are likely to go back to fighting for ourselves. Because at least for now, that’s all we have.”
See more from Megan in the video below and read the full article HERE.
— New York Times Opinion (@nytopinion) October 13, 2020
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