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Kanye West is in the wrong for encouraging woman-bashing

Christina Marfice


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Kanye West's public feud with Amber Rose perfectly shows why a woman's past is no one else's business

Let's get one thing straight: Kanye West has no right to be bringing up Amber Rose's past.

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West and rapper Wiz Khalifa spent most of this week engaged in a nasty feud on Twitter, and while most of the insults they slung at each other stayed personal, West eventually chose to drag his ex-girlfriend and Khalifa's ex-wife Rose into the mix.

"4th you let a stripper trap you," West wrote in a now-deleted tweet at Khalifa, before going on to reference Khalifa's 2-year-old son with Rose, writing, "5th I know you mad every time you look at your child that this girl got you for 18 years."

If West wants to fight with Khalifa online, that's one thing. But doing it by engaging in slut-shaming someone who isn't even involved in their beef? That's pretty low.

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Rose fought back by penning an op-ed for Time magazine amid the controversy. In it, she takes on sexist double standards (and having regret about past decisions) as she reminds West (and the rest of us) that shaming women for their decisions is all kinds of wrong.

"Before you judge someone — especially another woman — put yourself in her shoes and also look at your past," Rose wrote. "That’s what a lot of women fail to do. They’re so quick to call another girl names, but it’s like: You know what? There may have been a time where you looked back and said, 'I probably shouldn’t have done that.' Does that make you a ho? No, it makes you a human."

But Rose isn't the only woman needing to stand up for herself in this fight. West's wife, Kim Kardashian, was also dragged into the middle of things, when celebrities and bystanders alike took to social media to call West a hypocrite for marrying Kardashian, who is being described as a "stripper" and "porn star" for her participation in a sex tape with her ex-boyfriend, Ray J.

But those who are calling West a hypocrite and involving Kardashian in this feud are just as wrong as West is. Regardless of Kardashian's past, it's not OK for anyone to use her sexuality and her past decisions to degrade her — or someone attached to her, like West.

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