i’m so tired this morning. i keep swaying and every time i bend over i feel like i’m going to topple down. also as i was typing this, four bright red drops of blood appeared on my illuminated screen, confirming the hypothesis i constructed as i wiped my nose on my sleeve a few seconds earlier.
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@rrrandoi: also if you saw her Instagram posts around the time when she released the song she was posting pictures of white girls showing off their smallish butts in bikinis and they were on the covers of magazines and stuff and it was “acceptable” even “angelic” but then she posted her anaconda cover with the caption “UNACCEPTABLE!!!!” pointing out the double standard and racism in how people perceive expressions of sexuality based on race.
rrrandoi: yeah i understand that perspective and I definitely don’t think the song was the best most inclusive method of spreading this message. But one thing is that skinny people’s bodies are celebrated in every aspect of media, so yeah it’s not nice and respectful to diss skinny people like she does jokingly in this song, but it’s a lot more important to empower people who aren’t skinny right now, who are shamed for their bodies, especially black women with large butts who are shamed for their bodies. she is celebrating this one body type that pertains to her that is often frowned upon by society. she is claiming it and celebrating it. also she is not saying that, that is a sample from a very popular song that is often accepted as ok, and it is a man’s view of women which is objectifying, and it’s ok, but when a woman like Nicki owns her sexuality and flaunts it or whatever everyone is so upset. so it’s kinda about double standards. With sexuality, how men are treated differently in regards to sexuality as well as how women (especially black women) with big butts are not allowed to express their sexuality in the same way as skinny white girls or whatever. It’s seen as “too scandalous” because of their body structure and people’s hyper-sexualization of black women
I am not an expert on this topic and this is probably confusing and not well articulated. Anyway you have to read into it and not everyone is going to agree, but here is some thoughts on it.
"We’re not just blobs doing randomish things."
my sister just saw anaconda and she was absolutely scandalized, so i went in her room and told her about how it was really about loving the body you have, and how Nicki uses her sexuality to flip power dynamics and overpower men getting them to do what she wants, and how you don’t need men. idk that i really got it all across but i tried. hopefully she is more understanding of it now.