Megan Thee Stallion says Black woman are ‘constantly disrespected’

play article
Subscribers can listen to this article

The WAP hitmaker has penned an op-ed piece for the New York Times titled "Why I Speak Up Black For Women" ahead of the upcoming U.S. presidential election.

She says Black women are "disrespected in so many areas of life", despite making up one of the most "high courted voting blocs" in the U.S.

Megan writes: "In the weeks leading up to the election, Black women are expected once again to deliver victory for Democratic candidates. We have gone from being unable to vote legally to a highly courted voting bloc – all in little more than a century.

READ MORE: Taraji P. Henson rejects 'strong black woman' label - 'We don't magically rebound from pain'

"Despite this and despite the way so many have embraced messages about racial justice this year. Black women are still constantly disrespected and disregarded in so many areas of life." 

Megan went on to say the cards are stacked against Black women from a young age, because they must "struggle against stereotypes" and often "put too much value" in how they are seen by others. 

"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. Many of us begin to put too much value to how we are seen by others," she writes.

Compiled by Ayanda Mgcina

Follow us on social media: FacebookTwitterInstagram

Sign up to W24’s newsletters so you don't miss out on any of our stories and giveaways.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Voting Booth
What's your favourite winter style staple?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Outerwear - coats, jackets
31% - 216 votes
14% - 95 votes
18% - 122 votes
Sweats and hoodies
31% - 213 votes
7% - 50 votes