Megan Thee Stallion Sits Down With Maxine Waters And Says She Will Keep Saying "Protect Black Women"
As part of Megan Thee Stallion's interview with Harper's Bazaar, she had the honor of sitting with Rep. Maxine Waters, who in the past had praised Megan for her New York Times op-ed "Why I Speak Up For Black Women." Rep. Water and Megan discussed different topics dealing with misogynoir, saying no, building a community with other Black women, etc.
Megan shared her early experience of being raised by her great-grandmother, grandmother, and mother, all Black women, who instilled in her the confidence that she can be anything she wants to be.
PROTECT BLACK WOMEN...PERIOD
Megan Thee Stallion stood firmly in her stance on "Protect Black Women." She told Maxine Waters, "I'm speaking on something for the first time because I've never done it before, and I'm seeing the things people are saying to me. Some people may not agree with what I am saying; they feel like it's controversial and all I'm saying is "Protect Black Women," and now people are taking it like it's...I'm saying something crazy. So, just to be supported by another Black woman who sends the same message, I feel like, "You know what, I am doing the right thing, and Imma keep doing it cause Maxine Waters said I can."
Even though this is a straightforward concept to comprehend, some have chosen to misinterpret it to benefit their not-so-hidden agendas.
I want to remind those who may have forgotten or those who did not care about this topic until they could weaponize it against Black women that the assault on Megan Thee Stallion was not an isolated incident. It was the straw that broke the camel's back.
SUMMER 2020: BLACK WOMEN BECOME ENDANGERED SPECIES
June 13th: The body of 19-year-old BLM activist, Oluwatoyin “Toyin” Salau was found after she was raped and murdered. She tweeted about her sexual assault before her murder.
June 16th: A Black girl was smashed in the face with a skateboard by a struggling rapper, while other men filmed. It was allegedly because she refused to give him her number. It is still unknown if she survived.
June 16th: J Cole decided not to read the room and released "Snow on the Bluff," where he chastize rapper Noname for not coddling him and teaching him about the stuff he could have learned by joining her book club. God forbid, he looks around and sees that Black women were still mourning the death of Toyin and in shock over the skateboard video. No, he decided to go at a woman, knowing he has the advantage with the public. Noname responded on Song 33.
June 19th: A viral video of boys throwing a Black girl in a dumpster as men filmed and laughed.
July 12th: Megan Thee Stallion is shot🥲
This did not all occur within a year or six months. This all happened within a month! Not to mention, these incidents are the stories that went viral. This does not include the smaller conversations had about women being attacked and the attacks on transwomen.
"Protect Black Women" does not begin with Megan and end with Stallion, so when you try to belittle the saying, you're belittling the women I mentioned above and many more. This is about the many Black women who came before and after Megan. That is why I am so proud that she refuses to let the misinformed and misguided bully her into silence.
*I purposely excluded trigger warnings because some of you need o to be triggered into having empathy.
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