Can Women Support Twerking and The #MeToo Movement?

By: Sade Reeves

The music video for "Twerk" by City Girls ft. Cardi B dropped January 16th and their fans were excited for the visuals. The music video has had 30 million + views and over 75 thousand comments since the drop date. The video has become so popular that even some conservative men and women have started to comment on the video and question how sexual objectification empowers women in the era of the #MeToo movement .

If you are not familiar with the #MeToo movement it's a movement that started in 2006. It was created by a woman named Taran Burke who wanted to give a voice to sexual assault survivors. The movement started to gain a lot of attention back in 2017 when a media mogul, Harvey Weinstein, was accused by multiple employees and actresses of sexual assault. This inspired other women to start speaking out about sexual assault they've experienced with men, especially men in power.

On Monday, Fox 5 host, Stephanie Hamill, tweeted a clip of the "Twerk" music video with the caption, "In the Era of #MeToo how exactly does this empower women? Leftists, @iamcardib, feel free to chime in. THX.." Cardi B responded the next day saying "It says to women that I can wear and not wear what ever I want. Do w.e I want and that NO still means No. So Stephanie chime in.. If I twerk and be half naked does that mean I deserve to get raped and molested? I want to know what a conservative woman like you thinks"

Fans and a few celebrities came to Cardi's defense to let Hamill know she completely missed the point in regards to the #MeToo movement and what it really stands for. The key factor to the whole argument is CONSENT. .Expressing sexual freedom doesn't give someone a pass to sexually assault another person. Here is a look at a few responses from Twitter fans...

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