T.I. offended women everywhere when he said during an interview with DJ Whoo Kid that he couldn't vote for a woman to be president because "I just know that women make rash decisions emotionally — they make very permanent, cemented decisions — and then later, it's kind of like it didn't happen, or they didn't mean for it to happen."
As if he couldn't be more clear about his feelings, he also said, "Not to be sexist, but I can't vote for the leader of the free world to be a woman."
Now, you can definitely be a feminist and still recognize that there are differences between men and women. We bring different strengths to the table and yet complement each other perfectly, which is exactly why we need equal representation within the world.
But to say a woman couldn't be president because we're too emotional is like flashing back to the 1800s, when men wouldn't let women own property because we were seen as too delicate and fragile to actually be responsible.
And while I try to think through T.I.'s comment with a rational mind on how he could possibly have been misquoted or misinterpreted, it only serves to make my blood boil, because he really has no excuse. Either he's just as misogynistic as Donald Trump or he's ignorant to the point of stupidity.
"And I sure would hate to just set off a nuke," T.I. continued as to why a woman's "rash" decision- making could be problematic. "[Other leaders] will not be able to negotiate the right kinds of foreign policy; the world ain't ready yet. I think you might be able to get the Loch Ness Monster elected before you could [get a woman]."
His comments are also ironic, since T.I. accused women of being too rash while making decisions without thinking it through, which is exactly what he did during this interview, and then quickly tried to backpedal like he didn't actually mean the comment. Like he, um, hmm, tried to say it didn't happen or he didn't mean for it to happen. Yeah, that sounds about right.
Well luckily he’s a felon RT @VibeMagazine: “I can’t vote for the leader of the Free World to be a woman.” ~ T.I. on Hillary Clinton— Jason (@ChefSwaygo) October 13, 2015
T.I. says women are too emotional to be president. T.I. once punched Floyd Mayweather over an Instagram picture.— Angela Morabito (@Bear2theRight) October 13, 2015
T.I. says he wouldn't trust a female president with a nuke, and if anybody knows about responsible weapon ownership, it's T.I.— fang chompsky (@nomchompsky) October 13, 2015
So - T.I. made a rash decision emotionally to spew word vomit about how a women shouldn't be president...— Thia (@Thia2) October 13, 2015
Yeah T.I., if a woman was president there'd be war, nuclear missiles, rash decisions killing innoce...oh, wait. pic.twitter.com/AGbwWWv3qu— Brandon Evers (@BrandonEvrs) October 13, 2015
@Rickeygbeats Trump might be the most emotional candidate running this year but since he's a guy he won't get that label.— Logical Guy (@Opinion8dGuy) October 13, 2015
He quickly took to social media to apologize.
My comments about women running for president were unequivocally insensitive and wrong. I sincerely apologize to everyone I offended.— T.I. (@Tip) October 13, 2015
Unfortunately, a Twitter message isn't going to be the quick fix T.I. was hoping for. And this is one time when I support as many Twitter jokes as people want to share.
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