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Karrine Steffans speaks on the double standard in America, slut shaming, and loving OUR black men

PhotoGrid_1444100475068OK It was brought to my attention Karrine Steffans, infamous serial celebrity sexual partner/ author spoke to Dj Vlad of Vladtv about the sexual double standard in America… or ” Slut Shaming” She made these comments in lew of Amber Rose’s “Slut Walk” event this past weekend.

I personally can identify with the cause and I do love its mission. I identify with this movement not because I have had double digit sexual partners(I have not) but because in the industry I’m in, as far as eye candy modelling is concerned, I have been “slut shamed” by former friends, colleagues, church members and the like. So I totally get why the Amber Roses of the LBGT community,women and celebs teamed up for this cause.

The idea is that where men are praised for being overtly sexual,not being a virgin, and having bodies a woman is ridiculed for partaking in the very same sexual acts. There are a few derogatory names for men who do partake in too many “extracurricular activities”… but when it comes to women there are hundreds spanning the world. We’ll focus on the American ones though for the purpose of the blog. We’ve ALL heard thot, hoe, whore, cunt, slore, dummie and slut to name a few. But why is it that they have so many names for women? Why has society shamed sex? Why are women shamed for being sexual beings? Karrine posed all of these questions in her interview. Regardless of her infamous rap sheet in the hip hop community she made very profound points. I cant lie I wanted to discredit her because of the messy dibacle she caused with name dropping in her tell alls, but the questions she raised caused me to think. Although Amber Rose wasn’t yet in the public eye in 2003 when Karrine wrote ” Confessions of a Video Vixen” I like that Amber picked up the baton. I especially love that Karrine didnt bash Amber’s ” Slut Walk” campaign.

It’s obsurd to most women that Steffan would further explain the break down in the African American community, hip hop culture, the disconnect between men and women, and why women should still love men. But again she brought light to a very valid issue and cause for ” Slut Shaming” in our community. Think about some of the wording in ya favorite songs. How often are women referred to as “bitches, hoes, thots, and sluts” ? but the very same song within the next few bars refer to a sexual act with that very same woman? HMMM???? She also mentioned how African Americans struggle with cultural identity and don’t readily accept that they have been brainwashed into thinking their sex is “dirty” where as Caucasian sex is glamourised. I won’t dish too much on it but I think it was definitely MUST SEE TV – whether it was on youtube or not! Go check it out for yourself and tell us what you think…

 

Thankful for Karrine’s words,

Giovanni

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