‘People Have to Start Respecting the V*gina’-Janelle Monae

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Janelle Monae, best remembered for her Yoga hit single produced in 2015, is calling on all women to deny their men sex in order to force them (men) to be more vocal about women’s right. Janelle has been a strong advocate for women’s right over the years.

In an interview with Marie Claire’s Fresh Face issue in which she was featured, the singer and award-winning actress 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.”

She further explained how women can redefine sexy and the power of saying “no.”

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“It is important for women to be [in control], especially when gender norms and conformity are pushed upon us. 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. I don’t think we all have to take the same coordinates to reach the same destination. I believe in embracing what makes you unique even if it makes others uncomfortable. I have learned there is power in saying no. I have agency. I get to decide.”

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