Well well well. How are we doing, friends?
Let’s do a quick temperature check…because…after last Thursday’s post…yowza. That comments section was full of more pointed negative comments directed at me, personally…good golly.
So let’s just take a deep breath. Everyone is welcome here. All opinions, and thoughts and beliefs are respected.
I am not going to apologize for holding my beliefs, just as I wouldn’t expect you to, either. And, as many people thought my remarks were “harsh” or “ageist,” and that I “disappointed them,” I would just like to invite you to examine the tone you read it with in your mind. Because my intended tone was one of compassion, not disrespect. And the remarks that were misconstrued as ageist, were actually coming from a place of genuine concern for the health of our President….not age.
Anyway. That’s all the lip service I’m going to give to -quote-unquote- “defending my character…” I’m sorry if I offended you, truly. This is who I am. Now, onto tonight’s post.
Which…again, may ruffle some feathers…which again, I am ready for.
If you’ve never heard of her…well, tonight is going to be a bit of, shall we say…an education.
She was named Billboard’s Woman of the Year. And that…is egregious.
Not because of her musical ability, or work ethic. But because of what she represents, and the deplorable message she’s sending to young women, disguised as “female empowerment.”
This is going to get uncomfortable. And just a fair warning, things are going to get a little…”R-rated.”
Cardi B was made famous by her recent song, “WAP.”
What is “WAP?” you may be asking?
Well, it’s an acronym. For female genitalia in the state of sexual arousal.
“Wet A** P****”
Believe me, I was as uncomfortable typing that out as you are reading it right now.
But that song is why Cardi B was named Woman of the Year.
Cardi B – who’s song, WAP, completely objectifies women, reducing their worth to literally their genitalia. Who’s lyrics glorify prostitution, and violent sexual degradation, and equates a woman’s sexual promiscuity with liberation.
But the kicker is that this vulgar garbage is being celebrated as the anthem for female empowerment.
Female empowerment: “I don’t cook, I don’t clean. But let me tell you how I got this ring.”
Cardi B, ladies and gentlemen. Cardi B.
The same Cardi B who, at the Grammy’s, performed WAP live, and during it, simulated explicit lesbian sexual acts during primetime on network television.
But I’m not here to talk about or judge Cardi B, herself.
The Good Lord knows I have no room to judge, as my past is full of a laundry list of sins, 12 miles long.
How she chooses to live her life is between she and God. And I wish her the best. Truly. I have nothing against her.
What I do take issue with, it the detrimental effect that this “WAP-culture” has had on our society. And I was going to say “on young people” –– but that would be an unfair limitation, because the impact of “Cardi-culture” can be felt by people as young as 10, to my age, all the way to the Donald Trumps of the world.
It’s the newest wave of feminism. This “celebration” of a fast life where sex has become transactional, meaningless and what’s expected when you meet up with that guy you just met on a dating app. (We’re the generation that killed romance, remember?)
What message are we sending to our impressionable young girls? She’s right on the cusp of entering womanhood, and we’re telling her that her worth and value and dignity are determined by her genitals — her WAP — and that her sexual conquests are going to be the most important achievements she earns.
Where have we gone so terribly, terribly wrong?
And liberal feminists are completely on board. After all, it was the invention of the birth control pill back in the 1960’s that birthed the new wave of feminism and brought about the sexual revolution.
But how are we celebrating the creator of this WAP culture with “Woman of the Year?”
Seriously? Are they joking? Is this some kind of ironic stunt? Because when you look at how this song has actually degraded women — not just lyrically, but it real life…it is ludicrous.
Hookup culture. Meaningless relationships that leave women feeling worthless and used. And — let’s call it like it is: this song normalized rape culture.
Rape culture: which blames the rape on the victim as the instigator. Rape culture: which implies that a woman is asking for it by what she’s wearing or how she’s dancing.
This song is glorifying that.
Lock. Stock. And Barrel.
Because it communicates that, yes…a woman wants to be beaten, tied up, used sexually and it gives the “all clear” to men who wish to fornicate without consent.
We have completely forgotten where we came from.
We’ve thoroughly forgotten who we are.
We’ve utterly abandoned how God defines us, and what it truly means to be a woman.
Let us remember Proverbs 31, and how it describes that of a noble woman more valuable “than rubies.”
“She is clothed with strength and dignity…She speaks with wisdom…Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.“
It celebrates her work ethic. How she provides for her family and conducts smart business affairs. She has a family and a husband and they are blessed by her strength and feminine power.
Pope John Paul II praises the feminine genius, saluting all the gifts that make us uniquely equipped to bring our distinctly feminine qualities into whatever we do.
Female Empowerment is not how many men we can rack up on our “sexual roster.” Actually the exact opposite, because when all is said and done, that will leave a woman feeling nothing more than empty and powerLESS.
True Female Empowerment is actually the spiritual and moral strength of a woman who harnesses her feminine genius to battle evil and work for good, while upholding humanity.
An empowered female recognizes her gift of self. Her gift of a willing spirit – saying YES to life, to God, to the life He has planned for her as the Crown of Creation.
An empowered female is sensitive to others’ needs, and generously exercises compassion, empathy, love and charity.
A truly empowered female knows that her worth is far greater than her bedroom performance. But rather, that she is a daughter of God, created on purpose, for a purpose. And nothing can diminish that inherent value and dignity.
Not an eating disorder. Not any stain on your past. Not even composing a song about WAPs.
The dignity and value of a woman cannot be added to or taken away. Because it is in every fiber of our being, as God’s creation.
Imagine if that was the message we were sending to young women, instead of this twisted filth comprised in WAP.
What a world that would be.
Who would YOU bestow with the honor of Woman of the Year?
“This is what the Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life.” Ez 37:5
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