Stop “Rape Victim’ Blaming – [Rick Ross Date Rape Lyric Talk]

5 Apr

victim blaming

Repost from –> Karakhaotic.com

As women, we love hard – by mistake. Not on purpose. To be taken advantage of by a man has to be the equivalent of having a burning knife jabbed into one’s heart, one’s make-up. See as a woman, our heart ‘owns us’. We easily fall in love, because naturally we yearn for love. I’ve never been raped, but if I were raped…

Forcefully opened, for the pleasure of someone who intentionally set out to do me harm? Unwillingly added as a participant to destroy my self-dignity of a woman? You mean that, self-dignity that I had to build, carefully coming up?

I couldn’t have a say so, says critics? Are you serious? Hip Hop artists who love hot beat production in clubs, to soothe your not-so-sober egos for a ‘moment in time’ PLEASE WAKE UP. There is so much commentary about ‘who talked about date raping women first’ and how ‘Rick Ross wasn’t the first rapper to talk about that’- So much that the excuses are making me sick. Maybe if a gay rapper made a song about ‘date raping’ his homeboy after the club, and ‘he ain’t even know it’ – the hip hop critics would clench their a*s cheeks at the thought of such an episode and realize its wrongness.  Date rape isn’t funny in any setting. Whether is a rap video or lyric, it is wrong. So many women are steadily trying to rebuild their lives, piece together their walls of shame for being raped, taken of t heir free will – and people have the nerve to call them ‘over the top’ for speaking out against a rapper?

The delayed response of women, or hip hop listeners means nothing, as long as a response is finally provided. True indeed, there are many songs out there that promote things that have hurt people’s lives indefinitely, and we as hip hop listeners have naively ignored it. I don’t know about anyone else, but it’s sort of detrimental to me that the upcoming future of hip hop develops the mindset to set their own trends, and speak up against their favorite entertainer, even when he’s popular. Funny thing is the ‘point the finger at people speaking up’ AA hip hop community of critics won’t buy records, but they’re riff-raffing about an endorsement that:

1)      Won’t put any food on their family’s tables; or their pockets.

2)      Is just one stream of income for their favorite Maybach general.

He’s a rapper. He’s not god. He will not always be right. It is okay to check him when he is wrong. At the end of the day, this will be remembered. The next rapper will think carefully. I consider this a hip hop plus. Anytime artists decide to grow up ….. thoughts?

xoxo Chakara

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