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Fri Feb 11, 2022, 03:24 PM

Media Coverage Of Violence Against Women Is Due For A Reckoning

Earlier this month, singer Tory Lanez went on trial for allegedly shooting Grammy-winning rapper Megan Thee Stallion.

In July 2020, the two were leaving Kylie Jenner’s home when Megan says Lanez shot her in the foot, telling her to “Dance, bitch.” He pleaded not guilty to felony assault with a semiautomatic firearm, possessing a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle and using a firearm and inflicting great bodily injury.

Months later, the singer put out an album in which he lodged a barrage of insults in Megan’s direction — the day after news broke that the police officers who killed Breonna Taylor would not be charged. Lanez’s unapologetic misogyny threw salt on the wounds of Black women everywhere.

Amid the quick hits about the grotesquely timed and vitriolic album, streetwear blog Highsnobiety took an incredibly rare stance.

“This is the last time we will cover Tory Lanez,” the blog declared in September 2020 to rounds of cyber commendations.

“The rapper just added to his list of disgraceful behavior by dropping the most toxic album of the year,” Highsnobiety’s statement read. “He recently became a music industry pariah after Megan Thee Stallion revealed that he shot her during an incident that led to his arrest on July 12. However, rather than publicly apologizing to Megan or addressing the issue, he released an album instead, using the media attention from the shooting to promote his work.”

Article goes on to discuss media coverage of violence against Black and Indigenous women vs. white women. Disturbing and disgusting.

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I_UndergroundPanther Feb 2022 #1

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Fri Feb 11, 2022, 03:41 PM

1. Thank you for posting this

One thing I would add the action to abuse a woman or child is a CHOICE the abuser made to abuse them. A deliberate conscious choice.

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