I am a feminist, and an equal rights activist. I believe in the spirit of the individual, of the power of hope, and of positivity.
That said, just because there are people like Nicki Minaj who “promote” social justice, that doesn’t mean that I have to like them or listen to them.
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. And yes, sometimes one has to stand up and make a loud voice to be heard and express themselves in order for change to happen. However, I do not believe in being negative about it, or spreading negative energy in order to produce the results one wishes to achieve. At some point someone is going to hurt someone else’s feelings; that’s a given. What isn’t a given is that you have to be a sour-faced jerk in order to be heard.
Lost a couple followers in the miasma, got a note about how dare I say anything about Nicki Minaj being pretentious, yadda yadda yadda, however whatever. Look, at the end of the day, we are all just people on the internet. If my opinion causes you offense because you have a different opinion, alright, I think we can agree to disagree. When one’s opinion steps on someone’s toes, or is intentionally hurtful, then let’s start a conversation and figure out how we can get along better. Bumping chests and calling names isn’t how you get people to respect you.
That’s just my two cents.