Just one day after she proved once again that Amber Rose is not to be trifled with, the model and author of “How to Be a Bad Bitch,” has penned a no-nonsense essay for Time about how she learned to “stop caring” about what other people think.
Rose, a former stripper, routinely speaks out sexism, inequality and slut-shaming — going as far as to organize a SlutWalk in Los Angles in October. In her op-ed, she hits the nail on the head describing the double standard to which she’s regularly subjected.
The 32-year-old writes that while she’s alway had to deal with people calling her a “slut,” fame has only amplified the judgement and false stories. Still, she says “even things I had done — things a man would never be judged for — got me lots of hate.”
Rose goes on to write that after she divorced rapper Wiz Khalifa, she felt like her dating life was put under a microscope, while her ex — who incidentally wasaccused of cheating on Rose throughout their marriage — never had to defend his life choices for a moment:
After my ex-husband Wiz Khalifa and I got a divorce, I’d go out for a date at a restaurant like any normal single human and people would say, “Man, she’s such a ho. She’s out at restaurants with guys.” Then they would see my ex-husband with a bunch of women. They would say, “He’s the man! That’s so cool.” So when I went on a date, I’m a whore, and when he’s piling girls in a car, he’s the man? There’s something wrong here.
But Rose, who is pretty busy living her life and standing up against inequality, has stopped wasting her time caring about what other people think.
“I thought, ‘This is my life. This is about me. If you don’t like it, I don’t care. I’m going to do anything and everything I want with my own life,’” writes the model and mother to 2-year-old Sebastian
She added, “It’s about loving who you are, owning who you are and knowing that it’s OK to live your life how you want to live it.”
And that is just one way to be a bad bitch. Trust her, she knows.
To read Rose’s full op-ed, head over to Time.
source: huffingtonpost.com by Stephanie Marcus