Amber Rose and Black Chyna showed up to the 2015 VMA's in true BFF fashion , wearing matching outfits full of well ...body language. Of course , with their controversial backgrounds as dancer-models , the words : "slut" "whore" and "hoe" that they wore , were nothing compared to the slurs thrown at them on a daily basis. After being dragged consistently on social media during sunday's show , I had to step in myself and intervene on behalf of muva.
Many people were thrown off by the idea of such outfits and people have of course ran to the square screen of 160 characters to voice their opinion before googling the meaning behind it all. In an interview , Amber Rose encouraged people all over who tuned in , to support her Slutwalk in LA next month . Slut walk is a day of action put together every year to raise awareness of sexual harassment and serve as a platform for women who have been victims of :
During this event , women dress or do not dress as "sluts" shouting chants in defense of victims everywhere. The purpose ? To show the world that no woman is deserving of such labels for the sexual freedom and that displaying those freedoms does not warrant men the right to our bodies.
SlutWalk was born in 2011 when a police officer made a comment that suggested that women would not have to worry about being raped if they dressed appropriately. This idea alone , robs women of their right express their sexuality , I personally find myself conflicted when getting dressed to go to certain places because of this mindset. Is this too tight ? Does my backside sit too high ? All of this for fear that I will be approached the wrong way .
As I grow older , I find myself frustrated with the idea that I was taught at a young age to dress conservatively so that I would not be looked at sexually , rather than man being taught to look at me as his equal ...a human being and not a piece of meat. I understand why Amber Rose and other women find this walk and movement important. For so long women have been slut shamed and burdened with the task of making sure that they are just enough but never too much. I mean , how dare I get a little sexy for myself ?
Too often , the matters of rape are taken lightly and even in our everyday shows it is suggested that a woman could avoid abuse if they'd done this or that . Countless times , I've watched shows where the victim was asked what she was wearing , if she initiated intercourse and if they were insinuating that they were interested in the abuser. The idea that "Women ask for it" is oppressive and proves that their abusers hold that mindset that at any given moment a woman's body is fair game.
This event and movement is not a way to parade in what naysayers would consider "lusty" attire to raise the sexual desires of men , but rather a tool to show that : 1. My sexiness is not shameful and none of me belongs to you . 2. I should be free to wear what I want , without a man thinking that my body is their playground. 3. To change the way society judges the female body , rape victims and social freedoms of women.
Amber Rose's video states 4 demands that she has for those who dare to watch as thousands of women demand freedom from shame.
NO MORE SEXUAL VIOLENCE NO MORE VICTIM BLAMING NO MORE DEROGATORY LABELS NO MORE GENDER INEQUALITY