why i stan for amber rose

Amber Rose VMAsi stan for amber rose. while she’s witty, genuine and has an epic personal style, watching her feminism evolve is what has me doing a perpetual praise dance.

we all know double standards exist, but for women like amber, they’re a way of life. just take a peek into her mentions and the sexist vitriol will leave you reeling. hoe, slut and gold digger are the mildest insults she’s called daily by complete strangers. why? because the way patriarchy is setup, women aren’t allowed to embrace their sexy, have fun with their friends, post twerk videos and be wives and mothers worthy of respect.

unless your version of motherhood is dictated by purity culture, it’s probably unacceptable. there’s no male equivalent to this restrictive narrative, leaving amber rose to be condemned as a bad mother. ironically, her ex-husband literally receives awards for making music that glorifies drug use and misogyny without the slightest side eye, let alone outright judgment.
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i salute amber for courageously flipping slut shaming and rape culture on its head. from her bold vmas outfit to her slut walk, she’s empowering women to claim their bodily autonomy. whether or not you chose to embrace your femininity in the way she does is immaterial. her feminism is calling for the right to be ourselves without restrictions. when amber wins, we all win.

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2 comments

  1. Ok… if she forgives him, then why is her official sign “fuck yo 30 showers”? not that i disagree with forgiveness, but it just seems like mixed messages. Anyway, I was there, and it just seemed like a total publicity stunt, not a movement, though I support slutwalks generally.

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