“You can’t spend two decades referring to other men’s daughters as b*tches and hoes, and then somehow decide that your own daughter is going to be exempt from the game. You, my brother, have given nearly every inch of your creative productivity toward murdering your daughter’s self and public image before she was even born. In other words, you brought Blue Ivy Carter into a world where most of your biggest fans will look at her and refer to her not as daddy’s little princess, but instead as a dirty little bitch. In fact, they will even get paid for it.”—
-Dr. Boyce Watkins regarding Jay-Z’s decision to stop using the word “bitch” after the birth of his daughter. (via zombiemovies)
Why are we reblgging this? What are we trying to say here? That we agree with this Dr. Boyce Watkins whoever the heck he is? Because I think that is a load of crock. Especially to agree with this. :|
I understand Jay-Z not only contributed to but assisted in the cultivation of this culture. But he is acknowledging it was wrong, too. I don’t think you can fault someone that it took until the birth of a daughter to change the way they see the world. Sometimes, that’s what it takes - to be in those shoes and see the world the way a father does.
The way it I understand it, it’s not that he’s exempting his daughter, but that he’s choosing to stop using the word. Which is not bad. Why are we viewing this negatively? This is a GOOD thing, for someone to have changed his views and to give up that word. In a more hopeful vein, you could pray his choice affects his fans!
You can’t say someone cannot change because of what he’s done before. Isn’t that the point of change? Isn’t that WHY we change? I just.
So many incoherent feelings right now.
PEOPLE LEARN AND PEOPLE CHANGE AND THAT IS WHAT SHOULD MATTER IN THE END. :|
My cousin and I had gone to San Antonio, and we had heard rumours of some haunted railroad tracks. The story was, a school bus full of children had stalled on these tracks with a train coming. The train was going too fast for there to be time to get the…
that’s both creepy…but also the nicest ghost story ever. Awwww Ghost Children! Saving people!
That can’t happen or I will die. I have class tomorrow so I’m going to bed soon but if I get home tomorrow night and tumblr is down. I’ll die but for reals though it would be a major statement against PIPA/SOPA if it did go down.