"... 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." @theestallion— Nicole Daniels (@nicoleolived) October 13, 2020
In a thought-provoking opinion piece on the NYT Megan Thee Stallion reflects on why she will always speak up for Black women. Some excerpts are down below.
On SNL Criticism: "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."
On dressing for herself: "I choose what I wear, not because I am trying to appeal to men, but because I am showing pride in my appearance, and a positive body image is central to who I am as a woman and a performer. I value compliments from women far more than from men."
On voting this election: "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."
This is exactly the type of dumb comment that makes me scream PROTECT BLACK WOMEN. Please tell me why I would need to lie abt being shot to promote the protection of women... like out of all the things to lie about ... this is sad coming out of a BLACK MAN’S MOUTH https://t.co/GAbk4FzYEr— HOT GIRL MEG (@theestallion) October 13, 2020
You can read the rest of her opinion piece at the Source.