Entertainment, Janelle Monae, Protest, Womens Rights -

Janelle Monae suggests women protest by refraining from sex

Entertainment, Janelle Monae, Protest, Womens Rights -

Janelle Monae suggests women protest by refraining from sex

Janelle Monae believes that the best way to fight for women’s rights might just be abstaining from sex entirely.

“People have to start respecting the vagina. Until every man is fighting for our rights, we should consider stopping having sex,” she explained.

She then continued, “I love men. But evil men? I will not tolerate that. You don’t deserve to be in my presence. If you’re going to own this world and this is how you’re going to rule this world, I am not going to contribute anymore until you change it. We have to realize our power and our magic. Because I am all about black-girl magic, even though I’m standing with all women. But this year? This year, I am so carefree black girl.”

Janelle Monae responds to Kim Burrell’s anti-gay sermon

Monae went on to speak about the power of womanhood: “It is important to redefine what sexy is. To redefine style… It is important for women to be [in control], especially when gender norms and conformity are pushed upon us. Women automatically are told that this is how you should look. This is how you should get a man. This is how you should get a woman. You need to fit into all these boxes to be accepted. I don’t subscribe to that way of thinking. I don’t think we all have to take the same coordinates to reach the same destination. I believe in embracing what makes you unique even if it makes others uncomfortable. I have learned there is power in saying no. I have agency. I get to decide.”

The post Janelle Monae suggests women protest by refraining from sex appeared first on theGrio.


Leave a comment

Related Posts

FX's Pose Receives First Major Award Nomination
The history making, groundbreaking—10's across the board receiving—FX series POSE has received its first majo...
Read More
Hallelujah, the NBA is back!
“ALLOW ME TO REINTRODUCE MYSELF … MY NAME IS ’BRON!” That was how NBA analyst Chris Webber called the highly anticipa...
Read More
Radio Ad Claims Democrats Will ‘Be Lynching Black Folk Again’ To Scare Black Voters
A conservative PAC is using the lynching of innocent Black men and the Black community’s sordid history with the medi...
Read More
The 10 Best Deals of October 19, 2018
We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.Read more...
Read More

Tags