xbeech said: I was looking at the commentary you have made about NIcki Minaj's Anaconda video and I like very much what you have said and the commentary that you have reblogged about it. However, an important aspect of feminism isn't to make women superior to men, it's to make both men and women of equal standing. I haven't really paid much attention to Nicki Minaj's video and haven't read much else than what is on tumblr, but do you think a line was crossed here?
posting the rest of your ask for context: “I’m just unsure if objectifying men is the best response to combat the objectification and sexualization of women’s bodies. I really haven’t given enough thought to this though, so I’d love to hear what you have to say about it.”
hello! okay. so, short answer: absolutely not. long answer: absolutely not because that literally is not happening at all. the anaconda video is a celebration of women’s bodies, specifically black women’s bodies, and has basically nothing to do with men. drake is the only man in it and he’s only in it at the end. he’s not being objectified by any means—in fact, he’s the one doing the objectifying, and nicki slapping his hand away when he tries to touch her of his own accord is her exercising her control over her own body. it wasn’t an “i am more powerful than you because i’m a woman and you’re a man,” it was a “this is my body, which is marginalized, objectified, and sexualized in ways that yours is not and in ways that i have no control over, so while i am bestowing the heavenly gift of my ass upon you, don’t you dare fucking touch it without my explicit permission.”