How rapper T.I. managed to madden and offend women

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Written by Leonescu Claudia

There’s a really long list of misogynistic lyrical messages in the rap/hip-hop culture, no doubt, but women mostly got over that over time. Nevertheless, it does not make it acceptable, even if we’ve come a long way towards gender equality nowadays. So, what happens when a certain famous person who supposedly has the power of influencing thousands of people (I guess mostly young minds which only makes it worse) decides to go full-misogynist on a social media website? It unleashes Hell, of course.

Famous singer T.I. tweeted recently something that began with: “Not to be sexist but, I can’t vote for the leader of the free world to be a woman. Just because, every other position that exists, I think a woman could do well. But the president?”. First off, it’s never a good idea to start a sentence with “not to be sexist”, it’s like that irrelevant “no offense, but…” thing some put at the beginning of a very offensive phrase. Second of all, I’d like to launch the question of “Who made him king of anything?”, of course, it’s freedom of speech, but when you’re a public person and there are people looking up to you who you can highly influence, you most certainly need to consult your PR Specialist before posting such an oblivious statement.

This is not it, his tweet then continued with something even more rude and senseless “It’s kinda like, I just know that women make rash decisions emotionally — they make very permanent, cemented decisions — and then later, it’s kind of like it didn’t happen, or they didn’t mean for it to happen. And I sure would hate to just set off a nuke.”. I bet T.I. still sees women as housewives from the ‘50s whose only occupations are raising kids and making sandwiches. Which is not fine, but it could have been if he just kept it to himself.

His post continued ironically: “[Other leaders] will not be able to negotiate the right kinds of foreign policy; the world ain’t ready yet. I think you might be able to the Lochness Monster elected before you could [get a woman]”. Which launches my next question “Isn’t he still on felony probation?” or is that just a rash generalization I’m making, as an emotionally driven woman?

The very next day after tweeting this idiocy, he or better yet someone from his staff, decided he should follow up on that with an excuse. Obviously, saying sorry never excuses ones behavior. Although T.I.’s lack of manners is not something new, the mere idea some people can still think in such a way is outrageous.

Not to be a feminist, but I’ll take Robin Williams’ truthful words which said that God gave them all a penis and a brain, but only enough blood to run one at a time.

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Leonescu Claudia

Initially when I turned to writing it was a decision made on some pretty shallow grounds, first off it was Carrie Bradshaw building a fire under my writing juices. Spicing that up with some reading, somewhere in my 2nd year of collage I was already fascinated. Margaret Laurence once said ”When I say work I only mean writing. Everything else is just odd jobs.” and I find that painfully true.
If it's something you're drawn to, you reach for it in any of its forms, either it's in a newspaper, on a blog, maybe a book or a novel or you just go full-freelancing, you reach for it:)

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