A powerful New York Times opinion article was published on Tuesday entitled “Megan Thee Stallion: Why I Speak Up for Black Women”. Megan touched on a lot of topics, from politics, the heightened climate of racial inequality, and even the shooting incident that took place in July between her and her ex-boyfriend Torey Lanez.
” I was recently the victim of an act of violence by a man. After a party, I was shot twice as I walked away from him”, Meg wrote.
“My initial silence about what happened was out of fear for myself and my friends”, Meg continued. “Even as a victim, I have been met with skepticism and judgement. The way people have publicly questioned and debated whether I played a role in my own violent assault proves that my fears about discussing what happened were, unfortunately, warranted”.
She added, “Black women are still constantly disrespected and disregarded in so many areas of life, and the larger framework of objectification that plagues women and “happens because too many men treat all women as objects, which helps them to justify inflicting abuse against us when we choose to exercise our own free will”.
She highlighted her recent Saturday Night Live performance, where she used her platform to denounce Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron for his deision to not seek charges against three officers for their involvement in Breeona Taylor’s shooting death. Meg knew this would incite the opinion of the critics, and she said she’s “not afraid of that.”
The Texas hottie also touched on the sexualization of women’s bodies. She mentioned about how her own wardrobe is not geared to appeal to a man, but a celebration of her own body. “But the remarks of how I choose to present myself have often been judgemental and cruel, with many assuming that I’m dressing and performing for the male gaze. And it’s ridiculous that some people think the simple phrase ‘Protect Black women’ is controversial. We deserve to be protected as human beings. And we are entitled to our anger about a laundry list of mistreatment and neglect that we suffer”.