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Megan Thee Stallion Pens POWERFUL Op Ed About Treatment Of Black Women

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By Chris Barilla

Megan Thee Stallion has been making headlines for all of 2020, whether it be for her chart-topping hits such as "WAP" with Cardi B, or her less-than-ideal involvement in an alleged shooting with rapper Tory Lanez. 

Now, the record-breaking artist has taken some time to pen a candid op ed for The New York Times with an overarching theme addressing why she constantly supports Black women, and gives more context on the aforementioned instances that affected her throughout the year.

Leading Off

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"In the weeks leading up to the election, Black women are expected once again to deliver victory for Democratic candidates. We have gone from being unable to vote legally to a highly courted voting bloc — all in little more than a century. Despite this and despite the way so many have embraced messages about racial justice this year, Black women are still constantly disrespected and disregarded in so many areas of life," Megan led off her candid post for the publication, before diving into specifics such as her controversial altercation with Lanez.

"Victim Of An Act Of Violence"

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Leading off her discussion of the altercation, but not addressing Lanez by name, Megan said, "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. We were not in a relationship. Truthfully, I was shocked that I ended up in that place."

The rapper then went on to address the controversy that has stemmed from the event and speak specifically to those that questioned the legitimacy of her claims.

Explaining Her Silence

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"My initial silence about what happened was out of fear for myself and my friends. Even as a victim, I have been met with skepticism and judgment. 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 candidly explained of her feelings since the situation transpired, criticizing those who criticized her handling of it all.

 

Men Treat Women As 'Objects'

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Megan said that everything that has transpired has been a learning moment for her, and that the situation has made her reflect largely on her position as a  woman and how many men have treated her and others as "objects."

"After a lot of self-reflection on that incident, I’ve realized that violence against women is not always connected to being in a relationship. Instead, it 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."

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