Nicki Minaj shining a light on the differences on acceptable sexuality from white women and black women.
While it has a good deal to do with color, it also has to do with the fact of how her sexuality is used.
The women above her could arguably be said to be catering to the sexual needs/wants/fantasies of men (Sports Illustrated is ESPECIALLY known for catering to a male gaze.) While Nicki Minaj has continuously used her sexuality to empower herself. Her sexuality isn’t for men, it’s for her own self. And THAT is a huge problem. Sexuality that isn’t designed for male consumption is deemed unacceptable and threatening. She is powerful, demanding, uncompromising, and men are weak, so that scares them.
And it’s also because she’s of Indian/Black background, no doubt about it. It’s not just racist, it’s also sexist.
Nicki Minaj speaking up about the backlash she received for her “Anaconda” cover. There will forever be a difference in how black bodies are viewed even when being marketed the same way. When black women show their bodies they are hoochies and hoes. But when white women show their bodies in a similar or even more revealing manner it is ART or fine. It can be sold in stores, seen in households without a second glance. I’m not agreeing or disagreeing with women showing skin but pointing out there’s no difference between the two. Intersectionality is real. Hard out here for black women. Feminist movement never claimed us.
Written by Terence SamboCanadian based Nigerian label Andrea Iyamah released its 2014 Swimwear Collection packing a wide variety of prints, cuts, and colors. Every piece in the collection has a hint of the tropics or the sea and the best part are the cuts and retro aesthetic they embody. The collection is up for pre orderhere with 30% off.The suits are nice to look at but I’d only wear them to sit in the sun with my feet in the water and look cute. All these piece pose risks to one of my little bitties falling out. I’d go for the high-waist bottoms for sure, though. Any thing else from this collection will not suit my body.
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