17 Struggles Every Hip-Hop Loving Feminist Goes Through

1. Someone plays you a new song and your entire body starts feeling it.

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2. The beat is fire. The flow is fire. It’s all steaming, hot fiiiiireeeee. 🔥🔥🔥

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3. THIS SONG IS F*CKING AMAZING! OH MY GOD! Alert the media, you’ve found your new jam.

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4. The song ends and you say, “PLAY THAT SHIT AGAIN!”

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5. This time, you start to actually listen to the lyrics.

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6. You start counting how many times a ‘hoe’ or ‘bitch’ is mentioned.

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7. You hear a line that is undoubtedly misogynistic.

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8. You start rethinking everything you like.

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9. You fall into a temporary existential crisis.

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10. You try explaining to anyone who will listen why this song is so problematic.

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11. Gradually, everyone starts ignoring you and turns the music louder.

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12. On a moral level, you hate what you’re hearing. But…

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13. YOU. CAN’T. STOP. DANCING.

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14. Someone plays an R. Kelly song and you’re outraged.

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15. …But…it’s the remix to ignition. Hot and fresh out the kitchen…

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16. You accept yourself for the hypocrite you are and enjoy the music.

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17. But you’ll definitely write a lengthy think-piece on the blatant sexism running rampant in rap in the morning.

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Ari Eastman

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