Slut Walk or Shame Walk?

Amber Rose held her first annual “Slut Walk” last week. When I first heard that she was having one, I honestly didn’t care. I thought good for her because she’s been called a slut, whore or whatever how many times and she’s making a stand about it. Then I watched this documentary later about women getting raped on college campuses and even the rape culture in America; I learned about what a Slut Walk actually was. When Amber Rose’s Slut Walk came back up, I looked up to what her walk really entailed then called bullshit.

I’ve talked about Slut Shaming before on this blog before. I don’t agree with how people use it against a woman who is living her life. There is a double standard on how harsh women are viewed sexually over men. As for Kanye West slut shaming Amber, he’s a jerk who still can’t keep his mouth shut. To claim Kanye slut shamed her, (which he did) BUT she turned around and slut shamed Kim Kardashian really. That whole, “…but Kim let Ray J cum on her… never mind” Twitter post is the same thing. As women, we need to do a better job supporting each other or leaving each other alone if we don’t like each other. Slut shaming from one woman to the next isn’t cool. But was that what her walk was about? No.

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If anyone, including people in Amber Rose’s camp, did any research on what an actual Slut Walk was, they would know it was more than taking down slut shaming; it is a feminist movement against sexual abuse towards women. We living in a society that slut shames women into getting raped. That is reality. My issue with this walk isn’t about women taking back the power to sleep with whoever they want; my issue is it takes away from the true meaning of a Slut Walk and it promotes promiscuity. Yes, it’s your pussy, your decision but it’s also a choice on how you carry yourself. We don’t live in a perfect society that will excuse whorish behaviors, and while we can stand up for ourselves, there is a way to carry ourselves that doesn’t include over sexualizing pictures you post on the internet. Yes, we should be able to dress how we want without risking getting raped but realistically, what are we attracting? What message are we giving out to this rape culture? We need to focus on getting these damn laws in tact for these perverts and sexual aggressors to get locked up for their actions. At the same time, little girls, who want to be grown women and lie about their age and dress older are targets. Can we walk for that?

Is it right to be judged by what you wear or how you look? Absolutely not! I am a thick girl with tattoos. A person can just look at me and make whatever assumptions they want and judge me. I don’t worry about that because my diction is clear and I carry myself like a lady. I can’t change everyone’s mind and I don’t try to. If they are going to judge, let em and fuck em! But they can’t take away my class.

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Back to this walk. I get why she did it, perhaps a different title would have been better but it’s her shit not mine. Still, we live in a perverted society that drowns themselves in sexual images, pornography and so on. When a woman walks around looking like a sexual object, she can attract creeps. We don’t get to have entourages and security like Amber Rose. We don’t get to have someone constantly looking over us to secure our safety every day. We don’t get paid to look the way she does. We live in the real world where it’s scary. Young women who think Amber Rose is a hero and mimic her behavior are not as protected as she. These young women or women in general can have harder consequences. Posting up sexy pictures everywhere can hinder a woman’s chance at getting a job. What? You don’t think jobs Google people? As for sleeping around, (cause it’s your pussy, your choice right?) not everyone protects themselves, so bouncing from one dick to another opens you up towards STDs and eventually heartache. Has anyone seen the HIV rates lately? Why promote that? Or is society accepting that because she is a celebrity.

Amber was a stripper so she knows how dangerous this world could be. I’m sure she ran into her fair share of creeps. Strippers, prostitutes, everyone women has a right to say no but I don’t believe that was what she was promoting. While Amber Rose doesn’t want to consider herself as a role model for young girls, she is one and that makes her responsible for what she puts out. Her walk sold out and she successfully did what she went out to do. I suggest you all look into this deeper. There is the message she wanted to put out and there is the message she did put out. Your pussy, your choice, but also your consequences.I’m a proud feminist but don’t ask me to support this when I know we, as women, have a bigger battle to fight.

Logging off these blogs…
BOUJIE MACK

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