Janelle Monae Says “People Have to Start Respecting the Vagina” in Marie Claire
It's no secret that women have always been powerful and doing amazing things, but it's definitely a rising phenomenon that's getting proper recognition. To celebrate, Marie Claire magazine has named their May issue "The Future is Female" featuring Janelle Monáe on the cover.
The singer/actress is one of five stars featured on the May cover. Others include Aja Naomi King, Emily Ratajkowski, Zoey Deutch, and Alexandra Daddario. Not only is Monáe known for her hit records, stylish outfits, and recent appearances in Oscar-nominated films Moonlight and Hidden Figures, she also is very vocal on issues relating to women's and civil rights.
In the new issue, Monáe speaks on how women are perceived in society and what it means to be a black woman. She says, “People have to start respecting the vagina. Until every man is fighting for our rights, we should consider stopping having sex. I love men. But evil men? I will not tolerate that. You don’t deserve to be in my presence. If you’re going to rule this world, I am not going to contribute anymore until you change it.”
She also states, "We have to realize our power and our magic. Because I am all about black-girl magic, even though I’m standing with all women. But this year? This yeah, I am so carefree black girl.”
The new Future is Female issue of Marie Claire will be available on newsstands April 18th.
Source: Marie Claire