Megan Thee Stallion Pens 'New York Times' Op-Ed: "Black Women Are Still Constantly Disrespected"

Megan Thee Stallion Pens An Op-Ed For The 'New York Times': "Black Women Are Still Constantly Disrespected"
October 13, 2020 - 18:26 / Amanda Stanford

Megan Thee Stallion is taking a break from working in the studio to get political and voices her experiences and opinions ahead of the American election. The songwriter is getting real about the struggles she faces in the United States surrounding her race.

Megan Thee Stallion is proving she is a force to be reckoned with! The songwriter and rapper is taking a break from the studio to get political. 

While the American election is buzzing around everyone's lips in the United States, Megan Thee Stallion is making sure people know where she stands as a Black woman.

Megan Thee Stallion speaks up for Black women

While this isn't the first time Megan Thee Stallion is getting political and talking about race, this is the first time the rapper and songwriter is featured in The New York Times for her opinions and experiences.

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The op-ed, titled "Why I Speak Up For Black Women," was released on the same day her alleged shooter, Tory Lanez, was scheduled to appear in court.

"In the weeks leading up to the election, Black women are expected once again to deliver victory for Democratic candidates," she began. "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," she continued, "Black women are still constantly disrespected and disregarded in so many areas of life."

Megan goes on to explain that the cards we're dealt in life are already stacked against young Black women in society. 

"From the moment we begin to navigate the intricacies of adolescence, we feel the weight of this threat, and the weight of contradictory expectations and misguided preconceptions," she emotionally writes.

"Many of us begin to put too much value to how we are seen by others. That’s if we are seen at all," she continued. 

"The issue is even more intense for Black women," she said, "who struggle against stereotypes and are seen as angry or threatening when we try to stand up for ourselves and our sisters. There’s not much room for passionate advocacy if you are a Black woman."

A video accompanying the op-ed was also shared — watch it below.