Monday, August 31, 2015

Amber Rose and Blac Chyna Used the VMA Red Carpet Fashion To Make a Feminist Statement

Models Amber Rose and Blac Chyna arrived at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday night in bodysuits covered in misogynist slurs like “whore,” “gold digger,” “bitch” and “slut.” They were accompanied by two friends wearing black-and-white outfits decorated with the anti-gay slur “f****t.” If there’s anywhere to make a huge red carpet statement, it’s the VMAs. 

I didn't watch the VMA's but I follow Amber Rose  on instagram, and I saw her post her and Blac Chyna's red carpet look. It wasn't an outfit I would wear but I understood it's goal. To help put an end to slut shaming. Slut shaming is an unfortunate phenomenon in which people degrade or mock a woman because she enjoys having sex, has sex a lot, or may even just be rumored to participate in sexual activity. Things that both these women have experienced, because they are former strippers, and now mothers that have not lost the love for the twerk. Two women raising sons, being free and living their lives according to their standards, which I think is much of what feminism encompasses. 

Ms. Vixen readers had mixed opinions about their outfits and the notion of Slut Shaming. 

I got the message and I'm for it. They should've added mother, ceo, entrepreneur, and business owner to the list because that's what they really are.

 There's nothing wrong with being a woman that is body proud. Slut, whore, THOT, etc are words that were made to oppress. However a woman chooses to be body conscious and congnicent of her sexual energy is a threat. So, we hide ourselves in shame, afraid of what men and other women think, call our daughters fast tailed girls before they even have a reason to. All based on antiquated patriarcy and respectability politricks that make you feel special for wearing that turtle neck or for marrying the girl next door. 
There were a few readers who disagreed or didn't understand the concept, or it's goal.

You got one dude in the back with faggot on his mess, just seems like a bunch of negativity!

Slut this where women are made to feel bad for being or behaving in a slutty way? Um thats a bad thing? So we should promote slutty behavior?
Although the public recieved Amber Rose's and Blac Chyna's red carpet statement  in many different ways, we can all agree it made a statement everyone will remember.

What are thoughts on Slut Shaming, was Amber Rose's and Blac Chyna's statement outfit on the VMA's red carpet affective?

By Queen
Instagram @TheQueenspeaks_    

Queen is a 30 something from the Bronx, NY. She created Ms. Vixen to spread her thoughts on feminism, Black pride, it's the first stop on her quest to be a media mogul.   

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