If some so-called feminists could turn feminism into an exclusive secret society, they would.

These women would, without a doubt, pose sanctions and qualifications on what exactly makes a woman feminist.

I’d bet a pair of unworn Sophia Websters they’d even go as far as creating a pledge process.

The same women who say Beyonce isn’t ‘down enough’ or ‘covered enough’ to be a feminist, would jump at the chance to create a secret handshake or chant.

And if they could actualize a world free of all the unworthy practicing feminists, they would. Oh wait! Maybe not. Who would they hate on?

Isn’t it something how the world’s biggest self-proclaimed feminists can’t seem to stomach other women?

Unfortunately for these women, policing who gets to be a feminist simply doesn’t work and could never really go over well in the world.

Feminism is for everybody.

Even Amber Rose.

The notoriously rapper-dating, ass-twerking, MILF, stripper-turned-model can be a feminist too, by definition, if she wants to.

The How to Be a Bad Bitch author is putting her mouth where her coin is with a new L.A.-based Slut Walk.

Rose announced her Slut Walk efforts a while ago, and on Tuesday, the model released a GoFundMe page and posted the social sites for the walk, slated for October 3, on her Instagram page.   

The walk is dedicated to raising awareness on sexual violence, victim blaming, derogatory labels and gender inequality.   

You know? The kind of shit that needs to be dust in the world.  

Not long after Rose made the post, her Instagram comments went ablaze with people complaining the model called her walk a Slut Walk. 

But the effort and title are nothing new.   

The Slut Walk began in 2011 in Toronto, Ontario. Women marched in protest of rape and that shitty and archaic school of thought that a woman in a tight, mini dress is begging for a man to sexually assault her.  

Even if Rose posted the Wiki entry of Slut Walk on her Instagram page or called it a Peace Walk, things wouldn’t be right in the world if her good intentions weren’t trolled to death with hurtful comments by other women.  

“Be careful ladies. Not about what you are standing for, but who you are walking behind,” one woman wrote on Rose’s page.   

“But then you slut shame the kardashian/jenners,” another woman wrote.   

“Sluts having slut walks don’t change the fact that they are sluts,” wrote another.    

Apparently you have to be a reincarnate of Mother Theresa to be a feminist to create awareness and platforms for women’s rights. 

Or maybe you should read Patricia Hills-Collins or bell hooks like you read nutritional labels on cereal boxes and Chipotle menus.  

Maybe you simply can’t be Amber Rose.   

Damn that.  

And damn these faux restrictions. There’s no guide to being a feminist.  

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As long as cases like Sandra Bland and Kindra Chapman are happening damn near daily, as long as the wack ass wage gap holds us back from the coin owed to us and rampant rape is happening in the streets even bigger and more violent than Bill Cosby, I say we can’t afford to pick and choose who fronts our cause.

If your home is in flames, how silly and backward is it to get all picky and mean-girl on who brings the water hose?

“Oh her skirt is too short and she fucked way too many rappers to help save us from this burning fire. We rather get torched.”

Nah, sis.

When we’re really aligned with a cause like saving girls from systemic death and assault, just because that girl happens to tote a vagina and not a penis, it shouldn’t matter who you’re walking behind, what she’s wearing or how many rappers she fucked.

How do you feel about Amber Rose’s Slut Walk? Sound off!

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Geneva S. Thomas

Geneva S. Thomas

Geneva is the founder of Jawbreaker, which she plans on turning into an intergalactic all-girl army that will someday storm the streets of the world in studded bras and Tom Ford boots. She recently took up archery and collects more books than shoes.

  • Tamara White

    I’ve always liked Amber Rose. It’s a good thing she’s raising awareness. The black community needs more folks willing to speak up regarding women’s rights and half the kids on Instagram have never heard of bell hooks. Perhaps Amber can help them question their limiting beliefs around sexuality.