By Bre Jon Harris
I am me not what they portray me to be
Hatred for women I see
Does this strengthen the legitimacy?
And provide the communities with shared beliefs of how a woman is suppose to be
Religion social learning cultural institutions are what raised me
But as I grow older rap videos are what I primarily see
These are supposed to be visual representations of me???
People will sale their soul to play a stereotypical role
Normative influence is what it’s called
As a woman I want to be accepted and liked
These attitudes have affected me
Guess you can call it a self-fulfilling prophecy
My perceiver’s expectation of me leads me
To confirm some of these expectations eventually
It’s been plenty of times I look in the mirror and don’t like what I see
Are these these the qualities that men look for and adore?
Are these the standards or should I ignore?
No map no sense of direction
Ostracized if I don’t follow the norm
Social constructs destructive they are
Made up institutionalized
Lies made to visually rape us?
I must discuss this so called lust to exploit your women
Money isn’t everything when life itself perishes all you have is your soul
There has to be some ethical standards
There has to be a balance
Issues are rising in our youth we got to take control
Not allow our children to contribute to these stereotypical roles