Cardi B perfectly explained consent to a conservative Twitter troll, and this should be required reading

Just days after Cardi B went viral for weighing in on the government shutdown, the rap icon has graced us with her progressive politics yet again. A far-right commentator named Stephanie Hamill shared Cardi B and City Girl’s new video for “Twerk” and asked, “In the Era of #MeToo how exactly does this empower women?” This Twitter troll conflated sexual harassment with sexual expression and seemingly blamed videos like “Twerk” for the #MeToo movement, which is—sorry—the wrong take.

Thankfully, Cardi hit the reply button faster than you can say “feminist clapback” and explained to Hamill how her victim-blaming sensibilities were way, way off.

"It says to women that I can wear and not wear what ever I want. do w.e I want and that NO still means NO. So Stephanie chime in..If I twerk and be half naked does that mean I deserve to get raped and molested ? I want to know what a conservative woman like you thinks," Cardi responded.

After Cardi’s expert lecture on consent hit the online platform, she (of course) faced even more harassment from the right. But Cardi did not falter and kept to her talking points.

"All these conservatives been harassing me and telling me the most disgusting things these past few days," Cardi tweeted. "Listen I’m not telling ya to turn liberal all I’m saying is to admit that your president is fuckin up this country right now! Liberal or conservative we ALL suffer as citizens."

We’re listening.

Now is the time to announce your 2020 presidential run, Cardi.

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