Wow, where to even begin with this nonsense. T.I is a rapper who, judging by his lyrics, has no respect for women and just sees us as objects.
"I never f*** a bitch if she don't do her hair. No more, you won't get no d*** if there's a bush down there. Girl I should see nothing but p**** when I look down there," he says in his song "No Mediocre."
But it seems his misogyny isn't just an act he puts on for his music. During an interview with DJ Whoo Kid on his SiriusXM show, T.I. stated he could never vote for a woman to be president.
"Not to be sexist but, I can't vote for the leader of the free world to be a woman," he said. "Just because, every other position that exists, I think a woman could do well. But the president? It's kinda like, 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."
T.I.'s argument that women make "rash decisions emotionally" sounds similar to those guys who think women are "crazy" around the time of their periods. Premenstrual syndrome, or PMS, is due to an influx of hormones, including testosterone, which is typically known as the male hormone that causes aggressive and assertive behavior. "While researchers don't completely understand what causes PMS, some studies have found that women with PMS are more likely to have elevated levels of testosterone," Livestrong reports
So...women are "crazy" because of elevated levels of testosterone once a month, when men have way more testosterone ALL THE TIME. Just look at what many male leaders have caused in the worldviolence, war, poverty, and death. Former President George W. Bush sent America to war with Iraq after 9/11 when that country had nothing to do with the attack on the World Trade Center. And how about the fact 97% of mass shooters are men
? But tell me again how it's women who make "rash decisions emotionally."
Since his offensive comment, T.I. has released an apology on Twitter. "My comments about women running for president were unequivocally insensitive and wrong. I sincerely apologize to everyone I offended," he stated. But I, personally, don't buy it. You don't just make up for a lifetime of misogynistic beliefs through a quick Tweet. That's not how it works. If T.I. were truly sorry and learned from your mistake, maybe you'd stop proliferating sexism in your music as well. But I doubt that's going to happen anytime soon.