My roommates and I have a list on our refrigerator that has two columns. The column on the right is titled “Demeaning to Women” and the column on the left is titled “Non-Demeaning to Women.” We have a variety of characters on the list and (of course) I will share some with you.
In the Non-Demeaning to Women corner, we have:
- Jennifer Lopez aka Jenny from the Block (from da Bronx)
- Britney Spears (Obvi)
- Spice Girls (Girl Power)
- DJ Pauly D
As for the Demeaning to Women corner:
- “The Bachelorette” & “The Bachelor” (Yea ABC)
- CHRIS BROWN (Still haven’t forgotten you ass)
- Dr. Phil
- Dawson Leery
- Gary and Corey from “Teen Mom”
So with this post, I would like to shine the spotlight on a person who is completing Non-Demeaning to Women acts.
This Wednesday, the Non-Demeaning to Women award goes to…
Not only is this gentleman handsome, he is releasing his second studio album “Take Care” Nov. 15. Drake has a song on the upcoming album that is (in my opinion) finally not demeaning to women. The track is called “Make Me Proud” and it features Nicki Minaj.
Side note: I have always thought Drake was a friend to women and I’m waiting for him to put a ring on Rihanna’s finger.
Back to the topic at hand. You might be wondering why I think this song is non-demeaning to women. Here are some lyrics to prove my point:
“I know things get hard but girl you got it girl/You got it, there you go/Can’t you tell by how they looking at you everywhere you go”
“When all these motherf*ckers wanna waste your time/It’s just amazing girl, and all I can say is/I’m so, I’m so, I’m so, I’m so, I’m so proud of you”
“I like a woman with a future and a past/A lil attitude problem all good, it’ll make shit last/Don’t make it too easy girl, don’t take it too fast”
My personal favorite: “It must be hard to be that fine” (It actually is)
Thank you Drake. I feel empowered as a lady.