Quick Hit: Much needed response to Rick Ross’s rape lyric

Rick Ross recently came under fire for releasing a track that include him drugging a woman with molly and raping a her.

Jamilah Lemieux at EBONY.com responded with this much needed piece about rape culture, silence, and accountability. With the exception of the fat shaming shade she’s throwing at Ross, this article is dead on and a great start to a broader dialogue about rape culture within pop culture spaces like those in hip hop.

“…yes, even the girl who brought the molly and the Magnums to the party can be a victim if she was not able to decide when and how they were used. THIS IS RAPE CULTURE…”

Feministing's resident "sexpert", Sesali is a published writer and professional shit talker. She is a queer Black girl, fat girl, and trainer. She was the former Training Director at the United States Student Association and later a member of the Youth Organizing team at Planned Parenthood Federation of America. She received her bachelors in Women's and Gender Studies from Depaul University in 2012 and is currently pursuing a master's in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality studies at Georgia State University in Atlanta. A self identified "trap" feminist, and trained with a reproductive justice background, her interests include the intersections of feminism and: pop culture, youth culture, social media, hip hop, girlhood, sexuality, race, gender, and Beyonce. Sesali joined the team in 2010 as one of the winners of our So You Think You Can Blog contest.

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