Just A Thought On The Amber Rose Interview

Thursday, February 25, 2016

I don't know much about Amber Rose except that she is a former video vixen, ex-girlfriend of Kanye West who is a rapper and infamous for his Twitter rants and the ex-wife of stoner rapper Wiz Khalifa.  I recently discovered that she is an advocate against sexual assault against women and an author.

The past few years I have seen Amber Rose have cameo appearances on television shows and infiltrate social media newsfeeds and timelines with her racy selfies.  I cannot say that I am a fan of hers, but I do give credit where credit is due and during a current interview, I agreed with some of the things that she had to say regarding women and sexuality.

The Oprah Winfrey Network also known as OWN has a new show titled It's Not You, It's Men, hosted by former Run DMC emcee Rev. Run and singer turned actor Tyrese Gibson.  On the show the two give their advice and share their different perspectives on sex, love and relationships with celebrity guest joining the conversation. 

On episode five which aired on February 20th, one of the show's guest was Amber Rose.  The topic of discussion was modern romance, but somehow the conversation veered into the way women dress when Rev. Run made the comment, "Dress how you want to be addressed."

Amber Rose on It's Not You, It's Men. Photo: theguardian.com

I would like to address this, no pun intended, but just because a woman dresses in a provocative outfit does not mean that people, mostly men, have the right to touch her, call her derogatory names or act sexually aggressive towards her.  Although Rev. Run's comment was greeted with cheers from the audience, Amber Rose on the other hand defiantly booed at the remark.

After the segment was over with Amber Rose and the show was about to end, Tyrese directed a quote towards the ladies saying, "Keep in mind that if you keep on putting on those 'right-quick' outfits, you're going to keep attracting 'right-quick' men" which I totally disagree with. 

It would seem that all of the fault is pushed on women and that somehow our "energy" can send the wrong message (this was expressed by Tyrese during the show) to men or simply by the way we dress we are asking to be disrespected, groped and possibly sexually assaulted, but maybe the fixing isn't on the part of the women, but in the way men think?

Just a thought.

Thanks for reading!
(John 3:16)

Edited by Craig Bennett

1 comment:

  1. I agree with your sentiments. A lot of assault and interactions between men and women is pushed on the way a woman carries herself, but no blame is put on the man who decides that he can disrespect a woman based on her appearance. There is a distinct double standard that's even perpetuated by the perceived respectable men in society.