Sexually Explicit Women Are Not Skanks and Sexually Explicit Women Who Are Feminists Are Not Ruining Feminism
By now, I’m sure you’ve seen the above image. If you haven’t, I award you no points, and may god have mercy on your soul.
This image isn’t just perfect because Queen Bey graced us, her loving plebeians, with an almost 20 minute long performance at this past Sunday’s VMAs (or, as many are calling it, a two hour long opener for Beyonce). No, this image is perfect because it is a female celebrity doing what few female celebrities do—declaring herself a feminist.
Even in 2014, female actors and musicians shun the feminist definition as if it is the bad press to end all bad press.
But Beyonce doesn’t run away from the word “feminist,” instead she chooses to embrace it. First in her most recent album, with the song “Flawless” and its fantastic spoken word intro by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Nigerian feminist and all around bad ass, and again at her VMA performance, where she proudly stood in front of a gigantic, 10-foot tall “FEMINIST” as the crowd screamed in delight.
But many narrow-minded, conservative idiots chose to look at Beyonce’s performance as a blemish on the face of feminism because Beyonce’s dance moves and lyrics were sexually explicit, and therefore, wait for it…
Just ask Megyn Kelly, the hawk-faced, peroxide-breathing imbecile that spends her weeknights rupturing ear drums with her squawks and blowing up brain cells with her stumbling, nonsensical rambles.
She did a segment in which she played a tiny snippet of Beyonce’s performance (which was “not anywhere near the raciest part of the performance”) and then proceeded to call her a skank and say that her actions diminished her argument and somehow ruin feminism.
Let me make this perfectly clear for any of you like-minded ass hats that exist out there—female sexuality exists, not for the pleasure of males, but for the pleasure of…. FEMALES.
How is it that in the “Blurred Lines” music video a handful of naked models acting as props on which Robin Thicke can leave traces of his skeezeball slime on are considered sexy and desirable?
But when a multimillion dollar woman receiving an award for being a musical icon sings about sex from a female perspective and without the input of men, sings about having sex with HER HUSBAND, sings about doing dirty things with HER HUSBAND and while being watched by her CHILD AND HER HUSBAND it becomes cover your children’s eyes and ears this is the antithesis of feminism Jesus take the wheel I can’t believe she would be such a SLUT.
There is a huge problem here, and it is directly related to the ownership of female sexuality. Thanks to the marginalization of women since the dawn of fucking time, female sexuality is jolly good fun when presented from a male gaze (porn, Michael Bay movies, Robin Thicke’s creepy ass music videos), but is deplorable and horrible and dangerous for the feminist movement when presented from a female gaze (Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Queen Bey, insert any sexually explicit or sexually active female here).
Do you want to know what Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” music video was?
If you say “It was Nicki Minaj being a slut and setting feminism back,” do yourself and humanity a favor and make an appointment to be sterilized ASAP.
What “Anaconda” means to feminism is simple: Nicki took a song that glorifies the black female body from a male perspective and turned it into a song that glorifies the black female body from a female perspective.
It is Nicki Minaj lauding the big-assed woman, owning her sexuality and singing about men the way they have been singing about women since the birth of music:
This dude named Michael used to ride motorcycles
Dick bigger than a tower, I ain’t talking about Eiffel’s
Real country ass nigga, let me play with his rifle
Pussy put his ass to sleep, now he calling me NyQuil
Now that bang bang bang, I let him hit it cause he slang cocaine
He toss my salad like his name Romaine
YAS, HUNNY, YAS.
Now, let me make myself infinitely clear for all you pea-brained inbreds that insist upon slut-shaming women (Megyn Kelly, this includes you, you peregrine falcon of narrow-minded idiocy):
Female sexuality and the female body exist solely for the pleasure of females. What I do with my body should not be anybody else’s concern, nor does it somehow diminish my argument for female equality (in fact, it strengthens it, but if you haven’t yet gotten that part of the argument I suggest you go stick your head in sand and hope a strong rip current will take you out to sea). The only time you should be concerned with my ass jiggles or titty shakes is when I’ve decided you are worthy of my affection and of looking at/and or touching my independent and beautiful vagina (which, by the way, doesn’t need to be bare like a prepubescent 6th grader in order to be sexy, thanks male gaze!), and even if I have decided you are worth of my ass jiggles and titty shakes, that does not mean you are entitled to ownership of, or a sexual encounter with my body and that does not make me a prude or a tease, and neither does my potential decision to have sex with you make me a slut. SEXUALITY IS NOT A SIN, IT IS NOT AN ARGUMENT FOR MISOGYNY AND IT IS CERTAINLY NOT AN EXCUSE FOR YOU IDIOTS TO RAIN DOWN TORRENTIAL SLUT SHAMING UPON A WOMAN. And Megyn Kelly, your unabashed and blind adoption of such stupid ideologies isn’t surprising for someone who works for the propaganda machine that is Fox News, but it is breathtakingly stupid to adopt a mentality that directly and negatively affects your own gender.