Multiple Grammy nominated artiste, Janelle Monáe has said she’s in support of withholding Sex as a form of protest for women’s rights.
In an interview for the May issue for Marie Claire magazine, the singer-songwriter and actress discussed empowerment, breaking down gender norms and why a sex strike might be necessary. She said..
“People have to start respecting the vagina. Until every man is fighting for our rights, we should consider stopping having sex. I love men. But evil men? I will not tolerate that. You don’t deserve to be in my presence. If you’re going to own this world and this is how you’re going to rule this world, I am not going to contribute anymore until you change it. We have to realize our power and our magic. Because I am all about black-girl magic, even though I’m standing with all women. But this year? This year, I am so carefree black girl.”
The Hidden Figures actress also discussed why it’s so important to push back on gender stereotypes.
“It is important for women to be [in control], especially when gender norms and conformity are pushed upon us,” Monáe said. “Women automatically are told that this is how you should look. This is how you should get a man. This is how you should get a woman. You need to fit into all these boxes to be accepted. I don’t subscribe to that way of thinking.”