Author: Marshia Celina
Marshia Celina is a hip hop artist, educator, & event planner. She loves chicken & lighthouses.
Ok. I’m going to make a lofty attempt to connect the misogynoir* and misogyny in Straight Outta Compton – Dr. Dre’s violent past and Ice Cube’s women vs. bitches theory – to state sanctioned violence against women/female bodied people (FBP). This violence is in large part due to global socio-political histories that continue to impede women’s progress and autonomy, particularly racialized women. I’m hoping that the more people who engage the topic of misogynoir/misogyny from this perspective, the more likely we’ll see a change in policy and social norms informed by the state*.
Twenty years ago, Dre assaulted Dee Barnes and other women.