rboylorn | The Evolution of a Down Ass Chick
Lately I’ve been really thinking about the whole “down ass chick” era of music. I was still growing up but lots of women I know, my step mom for example, were coming into adulthood when this type of image was glamorized. And who knows how long this image was in popular culture. But it really makes me wonder if that is why I see so many women deal with men who treat them badly, mess around, put their family in jeopardy by committing crimes etc… - because they feel obligated to be that “down ass chick” who’ll put her own livelihood and future on the line to clean up behind her mans selfish irresponsibility?
I’m sure Ja Rule isn’t the reason the women in my life have a trend of faithfully absorbing abuse and mistreatment because “my man needs me to be there,” but whenever I’m reminded of the music that glorified this whole lifestyle I get VERY irritated.
Since I’ve been home for break I’ve had a lot on my mind about abuse culture, families, relationships & love..