“Love is harder to find now that sex is easier to get.” | Booty Shaking.

I am not a feminist. If you don’t believe me, click here to read “put on your bras, shave your armpits and quit your bitching.”

I am not a feminist. But something I saw last night made me feel very deeply for the human race. “If this is what human beings are like.. I don’t want to be one” I was left thinking.

What could I have seen that was so horrific, you ask? – Booty shaking. Don’t know what that is? Click here and see what I saw last night.

I find it necessary to repeat; I am not a feminist. I turn my head and wolf whistle at the hot girls in the street just as much as the pre-pubescent, horny teenage boy next door. I nudge my boyfriend and point out the hotties walking past on a regular basis. I roll my eyes at the women who sit and preach equality and fairness and blah blah blah.

But I stand firm in the belief that you must have self respect. Watching a girl whip off her jeans and take to the stage in a top which she suddenly pretended was a dress before she proceeded to almost literally have sex with the floor… it kinda disappointed me to say the least.

Women complain on a daily basis about how men don’t take them seriously. How men don’t respect them. How men cheat and lie and treat them with zero to no respect.

If I was a man, I would do the same. Why should I bother to respect you, if you don’t respect yourself?

I understand it’s all in the interest of entertainment and amusement. But you would never catch a man doing that. Not even in the deepest, darkest depths of internet porn. And yet we find the girls doing it for fun. ‘You only live once’ they say. Fair enough. But is that really how you want to live your life?

Not to mention the fact that we are living in a day and age where everything – and I repeat – everything is captured on camera and can be uploaded to the world wide web in a matter of seconds. Perhaps that is what you want to be doing now, but is it something you will be proud of in 50 years? Or 10? Or even next year?

Each to their own, I am not one to judge. But if that is how women want to behave, then we shouldn’t complain when men treat us as the hoes they are so used to seeing. After all, it’s guilty until proven innocent in this world.

“Love is harder to find now that sex is easier to get.”

And we have girls like that to thank.


11 thoughts on ““Love is harder to find now that sex is easier to get.” | Booty Shaking.

  1. Honestly, I’m happy to see Jumpoff back, but I remember thinking when she jumped up on stage, “Is this what it’s gonna be like every week?!” I’m hoping a couple of those girls just had a rush of blood to the head because no rational thinking person would think streaking or almost revealing your ‘Welcome mat’ was a good idea at an event like this. I almost slapped myself in disbelief. It was a real car crash and I’m glad I hadn’t eaten.

    There will always be exhibitionists in any social situation, and at Jumpoff, anything goes. How far is too far now that these girls have (for want of a better phrase) ‘raised the bar’? >_<

    • Thanks for taking the time to read and comment.
      I agree I was really looking forward to the return of Jump Off and did have a really good time. It just disappointed me that the men showed themselves in such a good light (bar a few mc battle fails) while all the girls had to show for themselves were… their asses.

  2. I’m glad to see the return of Jump Off too, I went to a couple and always used to check the vids. It was always a fun night. But let’s be honest what place does booty shaking have at what was originally a rap battle? It’s like saying ‘we need something the girls can enter too’ and I know there’s a load of very talented female MCs who’d disagree with that sentiment. The fact that “Rihanna shows off her body in Barbados” is the top news story on their homepage today tells you where their priorities lie.

    For my money Don’t Flop is now hosting the UK’s best MC battles…mostly because there isn’t any booty shaking…and I say that as someone who loves booty! 🙂

  3. Balanced perspective there.

    Agree with you, we are nobody to make a judgment. But creating situations that lead to unwanted outcomes, and then complaining against it, is comical. 🙂

    Enjoyable read, as always.

  4. Great article, especially coming from a female perspective. Its interesting how some women use the argument of ‘female empowerment’ and ‘it pays my bills/I’m not a hoe, I don’t sleep with them etc as an excuse to partake in such activites. Whether you genuinely feel ok within yourself doing such things or not shouldn’t be the issue. I believe that how others perceive you is just as important as how you view yourself. Saying otherwise is just an excuse to continue engaging in your own ways of living.

  5. This is why I boycotted The Jump Off – its such a shame that what ‘could be’ a pioneering club event for London’s hip hop scene has to promote such cr-ass-ness!

    In terms of others on the line up, B-Girl Roxy is a good friend of mine and there are a lot of positive females performing at events like these, but in essence, its the Booty Shake ‘moment of shame’ that people remember and judge females on.

    These attention-seeking women are their own worst enemies.

    FYI – I am also not a feminist, but have been taught my brain is worth more than my ass, which is something that these women were clearly not. And who wants to wife a women who’s already shown the world all of her ‘ass-ets’!? That should be something you keep for your man and is the beauty of being the finer human form.

    Good read – glad I’m not the only one who thinks ‘Booty Shaking’ spotlights the disgusting trait of the UK hip hop scene.

    • Thanks Maleena for taking the time to read and comment. Love “I have been taught my brain is worth more than my ass” – wish more people had been taught the same.

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