There's much more that could be discussed on that story, apart from the panicked homophobia it engenders (the questions about treatment of sex workers in our society, as pointed out by dream hampton..how detached these all-or-nothing judgments are from the real world's broad spectrum of human sexuality*) but I just wanted to touch on the basic silliness of our reaction to this story in so much of the hip-hop world.
Bottom Line: How to define our sexuality, and how to define manhood, are A) two questions far more complicated than we tend to take them for, and B) Two questions that have no relation to each other. Your sexuality never makes you more or less of a man.
*not to mention thinking about a spectrum of gender beyond the simple male/female binary..or whether any concept of masculinity is even worth clinging/aspiring to..etc etc.
Posted by jsmooth995 at April 12, 2011 2:45 PM
ill Doctrine is a video blog hosted by Jay Smooth, host of New York's longest running hip-hop radio show, WBAI's Underground Railroad.