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Cardi B And Her Fans Clapped Back Against Women Trying To Say Her Twerk Video Damages Women In The #MeToo Era

Cardi B has been in the thick of the political banter recently, and it’s giving the Internet life. It all started with Cardi throwing shade at POTUS for the longest government shutdown in history. She spoke candidly about the information about the shutdown that she had and how the lack of government operating has left her scared and wondering what we should be doing.

During the discussion, people pointed out her new video for “Twerk” and started to call her out on what it does for feminism. Cardi responded and let them know it is all about a woman’s choice to do as they please.

Let it be known that Cardi B’s video is twerk gold.

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It’s a twerk video. Literally, every single scene is going to feature women of all shapes and sizes, ethnicities, cultures, backgrounds, etc., united in the art of twerk. We begin in Miami.

The producers set up the video to be an actual twerking contest.

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Apparently, the women featured in this video are the best of the best. They had to submit their best twerking videos for consideration and were selected to enter the final competition for a grand prize.

Of course, Cardi B and Yung Miami are showing off their own twerk game.

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As we all know, Cardi B made her start pole dancing. She eventually used the money to work on her music, be featured in Love & Hip Hop and break out into the music industry.

The collab flew out 20 women, all expenses paid, to compete for $25,000.

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I think anyone who can do what she’s doing still deserves a prize. Now imagine her twerking. These girls are earning their place as both professional dancers and for a fat cash prize.

While the honor of performing in the video itself will be profitable for their careers, you can’t beat cash money.

Cardi B / YouTube

You must watch this video to truly understand the raw talent here. This is Cardi B giving back to her own community in a very real way.

The music video opens up with commentary like “it’s sexual and it’s inappropriate.”

Cardi B / YouTube

From the offset, they’re making a statement against what conservative male critics have had to say about the mostly minority women who have made the twerk so popular. It’s code for “don’t @ me.”

Obviously the Internet gives people a chance to share their opinions.

@StephMHamill / Twitter

Let it be known that Stephanie Hamill is a journalist for the Daily Caller, a notoriously opinionated conservative media channel. While she hasn’t talked openly about her Latina culture on her show or advocated for Latinos, she did respond to some Twitter critics by saying that she is Latina.

She calls out Cardi B and questions her contribution to the feminist agenda.

@StephMHamill / Twitter

It’s clear that Hamill is trying to bait people into an argument when she calls for “leftists” to chime in.

The Bardi Gang and non-affiliated feminists alike called this woman’s motives out real quick.

@kelleent / Twitter

The most shocking part of all this is that Hamill defends herself by saying that she is Latina, just like Cardi B. Nope. Not like Cardi B. Cardi B is Afro-Latina and uses her platform to uplift people like her.

Cardi dog walks Hamill using her own words against her… “chime in” eh?

@iamcardib / Twitter

The #MeToo movement is about holding sexual predators and harassers accountable. What does a twerking video have to do with holding these people accountable?

Some people brought their dated feminist agendas to the table and were quickly told to discard and download the new one.

@JannyJ922 / Twitter

Safety as a woman shouldn’t be a performance that determines whether or not you’re worthy of respect and dignity. Gone are the days of pretending that we’re not embodied beings. We’re taking up space now.

The majority of gente schooled the Internet on consent real quick.

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An invitation sounds like a resounding “Yes” and nothing less. Thankfully, this moral code is being ratified in legislation. For example, California only acknowledges affirmative consent, meaning “Yes means Yes” rather than “No means No.”

Hamill responded by sweeping the entire anthology of post-modern sex work affirmation under the rug.

@StephMHamill / Twitter

There are a lot of different opinions here. One is that we shouldn’t be so focused on performing to the standard of what men think of women. Rather, we should be reshaping male perceptions of women to be more all-encompassing. You’re not either intelligent or sexy. Women are all these things, and neither one negates the other.

A key element of this video is that the male gaze is simply not present.

@chyllville / Twitter

For a lot of women, the male gaze can be triggering and upsetting, because as much as we try to educate the public, we don’t know what men are thinking. We’ve all experienced when male gaze/thoughts turn to action, it can feel threatening. This video is purely a compilation of women taking up all the space in their bodies, doing whatever they want, and having fun, free of that sense of intimidation.

Plus, there’s the argument that the taboos around sex work are pure patriarchal oppression.

@jewstein3000 / Twitter

If men can become strippers and earn a little money on the side for the appreciation of their male bodies, then why is it that when women do that, everyone picks up a pitchfork? Nope. Some feminists even argue that gone are the days of women can do everything men can do, and more.

Oh, and then there’s the problem of white women trying to slap their narrative on women of color.

@kelleent / Twitter

There is a real discussion happening about the difference of feminism for white women vs women of color. It is a discussion that is challenging the status quo of feminism itself and the need to include more diverse voices in the room.

This is what equality looks like:

@SageSlays / Twitter

Don’t believe in birth control? You do you, boo. Make $25,000 off your unstoppable twerking self? Get it, honey. As long as we all respect each other’s choices, we’re in it together.

Let’s also talk about how Hamill herself was trying to capitalize off what she implies is Cardi B’s overly sexual video.

@MichaelaOkla / Twitter

Literally, Cardi had no time for this and didn’t even dignify Hamill’s request with a response. Don’t try to play nice with Cardi.

It’s a pattern.

@willie_topeka / Twitter

Conservative media might be the biggest chisme production of all time. Cardi has been in the thick of it with this bobos all week long.

So, let ya girls do their thing in peace, por favor.

Cardi B / YouTube

Cardi B is proving that you cannot come for a girl from the Bronx without having your argument in line and fact-checked.


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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Says People Always Assumed He Was a Girl Growing Up Because He Had ‘Soft Features’

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Says People Always Assumed He Was a Girl Growing Up Because He Had ‘Soft Features’

Dwayne Johnson, agreeably one of the most “masculine” presenting people in the world, recently revealed that people weren’t always so quick to assume he was so. In an interview on “Sunday Today with Willie Geist,” that took place earlier this week the American actor and former professional wrestler revealed that when he was a child, people often assumed he was a girl. 

Speaking about his experience with presumed gender identity, The Rock revealed that people often thought he was girl because of his “soft features.”

“I would say between the ages of 7 and 11, people thought that I was a little girl because I had really soft features and I had really soft Afro hair,” he explained in his interview with Willie Geist.

The actor even went so far as to share a time in his life as a fifth-grader who was riding on a school bus.

“I sit down next to a kid, and within 60 seconds, he goes, ‘Can I ask you something?'” The Rock recalled. “I said, ‘Yeah.’ He goes, ‘Are you a boy or a girl?'”

Drawing on this time in his life, Johnson revealed that likely this also chalks up to his frequent moves as a child.

During his childhood, Johnson’s father Rocky Johnson was a professional wrestler who often moved his family around. According to John, he attended thirteen different schools by the time he was in high school.

“I have had a Forrest Gump-ian childhood growing up,” Johnson explained in his interview. “Wrestling in the ’80s and in the ’70s was way different than it is today. A lot of the times, including my father, the wrestlers would live paycheck to paycheck.”

The former wrestler reflection on earlier days coincides with the recent premiere of the hit NBC sitcom “Young Rock” a new series based on his life.

Fans of Johnson will be glad to know that he also stars in the series.

He is also portrayed by three different actors Adrian Groulx, Bradley Constant and Uli Latukefu.

“Growing up, and you know we specifically went with these timelines in my life that were very defining times at 10 years old, 15 and 18 … there’s a lot of things in between those years that took place … but it was complicated and the relationship that I had with my dad was incredibly complicated — that was fueled by tough love,” he explained during NBC’s TCA press tour in an interview about the series.

He went onto share that his father “was kicked out of his house at 13 and he was homeless, so that then shaped the man who then raised me… And in that complication came an extraordinary life that was full of travel. I lived in 13 different states by the time I was 13 years old, also lived in New Zealand.”

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Cardi B Files Trademark For ‘Bardi Beauty’ After Hinting That She Wants to Launch Her Own Makeup Line

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Cardi B Files Trademark For ‘Bardi Beauty’ After Hinting That She Wants to Launch Her Own Makeup Line

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Cardi B doesn’t stop hustling. Recently, the Bronx-born rapper filed legal documents to trademark the phrase “Bardi Beauty”. That means that Cardi B is thinking of getting into the makeup and beauty game.

So, in essence, Cardi B is planning a full takeover of the beauty industry. And we can’t wait! Cardi B’s past red carpet and photoshoot looks have practically broken the internet with their creativity and innovation.

This trademark filing comes to no surprise to fans who have been closely following the rapper’s business life. Cardi B has been teasing the idea of releasing a beauty line for years. Just last month, Cardi claimed that she wanted to start a haircare line for Afro-Latinas.

Earlier this year, Cardi announced on Instagram: “This year I will be coming out with a hair[care] line that I been working on at home for my hair and my daughter’s.”

“Being Hispanic/Latina don’t make your hair long, don’t make your skin light, or don’t make your face features slim, [e]specially Latin countries from the Caribbean islands,” she further explained on Twitter. “DNA [has] something to do with your hair, not your nationality.

“Bardi Beauty” would be one of many business spin-offs that Cardi would commit her time to. It was only a matter of time before she went the beauty route with Bardi Beauty.

The Grammy-winning rapper already has had massive success collaborating with brands like Reebok, Steve Madden, and Fashion Nova.

Fellow music jefas Rihanna and Selena Gomez have created lucrative beauty brands like Fenty Beauty and Rare Beauty to great fanfare. In fact, creating a beauty brand to go along with her music brand seems like a natural thing for Cardi B to do.

Let’s hope that Bardi Beauty will take the Fenty Beauty route and create products for people of different races, ethnicities, and skin colors.

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