Erykah Badu Feels She Was Misinterpreted: America, you got me f*cked up.

Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu believes that some of the conversation that she recently sparked on Twitter was misinterpreted. Earlier this week, the soulful singer discussed why she felt that some female high school students should dress more conservative, in an effort to NOT attract inappropriate attention from their male teachers. [Click here for the backstory]. Anywho, Badu has penned an open letter of sorts on Facebook, clarifying her point of view. Read it below.

BADUIZM
SACREDNESS
vs
SLUT SHAMING.
Peace
Keep in mind I’m an artist and I’m sensitive about my $#!+!.
I am also very sensitive to how the Sacred Mother has been viewed and treated in our societies through out history.
Once, John Lennon, in his non conforming voice protectively, said ,
“WOMEN ARE THE NIGGERS OF THE WORLD. ”
Couldn’t be truer.
We Have alwAys taken a back seat and quite often a back hand.
I’ve been accused of participating in
“slut shaming. ”
Im now understanding that this is a popular term in our nation today.
In an over sexed Patriarchal
Ruled World, we as women have had our share of discrimination. SO MUCH that We get clouded with furry as we fight for equality and empowerment.
But America, you got me f*cked up.
Talk about missing the point.
” it’s not shaming to tell a young woman that at times it’s necessary to wear clothing that fits her environment. That’s love.”
I know it’s confusing and we girls are angry and often blamed for … Hell … Everything .
But,
My point is:
Can we not be MODEST without feeling SUPPRESSED ?
How Can we teach our daughters FREEDOM without teaching them SACREDNESS?
THERE IS A BALANCE.
Of course this is ALL relative but I’m old fashioned.
Anciently in fact .
And I am aware that we can not change our condition with a tweet about dress code.
But we do what we can.
My thoughts (tweets)
about the male species or the men in our society were purely biological and not meant to justify nor accuse .
But this is where we disconnect.
I did not create an “enemy” or “Villain” in my statement, so others quickly injected one.
Seems the only real enemy in this type of dialogue is not fully understanding the nature of “PERIODS AND MORNING WOOD. ”
This Has nothing to do with sexism. Just … Well..sex.
I instead, posed a non biased POV- since we WERE INDEED DISCUSSING MEN IN CLASSROOMS WHO WERE NOT ACCUSED OF Being RAPIST NOR DEVIANTS & could very well be decent human beings like your fathers and husbands.
Yet.. still human beings biologically capable of being attracted to young women …
That’s nature.
Wether we think they should or shouldn’t be…
Thats Morality (law) .
Let’s keep in mind,
That there would be NO need for moral law if we were naturally moral.
In retrospect
I was only thinking of EVERYONE in the learning environment and the SACREDNESS of our young women and men, especially.
Because , see, I personally would LIKE to see teens in the learning environment dress age appropriate.
Grown women can wear what they want.
Check this out:
“Erykah Badu Says Teaching Young Women To Dress Cautiously Is Equally Important As Teaching Young men to be responsible.
Erykah Badu voiced her opinion on a sensitive topic that many women feel isn’t even up for debate, but in the midst of having spur-of-the-moment reactions, it seems a large majority have missed a very important message she was trying to make plain. The context of Erykah’s tweets are linked to a recent incident at a New Zealand high school where a school principal called a group of female students into his office and told them to lower the hem line on their skirts to knee-level. “

Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu

My point of view was based on nature and not moral law.
Again , There would be no need for moral law if we naturally behaved morally.
Some how the friendly debate turned into
Rape, slut shaming, victim blaming etc.
Tho these are valid gripes from women in this overly-sexed society, I don’t feel they applied to my argument.
However I welcome all views..
Until they become fruitless .
” it’s not shaming to tell a young woman that at times it’s necessary to wear clothing that fits her environment. That’s love.”
Below are my original tweets numbered 1-7
Following those original tweets
Are a few interactions with fam on twitter.
We had a very healthy multi -layered discussion .
Thanks for your thoughts .
Doesn’t seem that hard to understand .
But what do I know.
Absolutely nothing.
– badu

Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu

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Authored by: Kellie Williams