"How Dare You Disrespect My Queendom?"
... she's quirky
... some call her crazy
When I spoke to my mom last night, who is an avid reader of Mediatakeout, she couldn't understand why Erykah keeps getting pregnant. My mom does not like Erykah Badu at all since she swears that Ms. Badu disrespected her. But now she really does not like her because she won't use birth control and the fact that she has three different baby fathers, that's just peeving her. Of course my mom has a lot of time on her hands because really...
What Erykah or anybody decides or does is their business!
Like Erykah said in her response/rant, "Who is the judge?".
As opinionated as I am, I try not to judge. Because I'm not perfect. Because I could have 10 children and just as many baby fathers. Because it's not my battle! Because she could be me or any woman that I know of.
Judgement is always harsh. It's not criticism where we say or do things to help the person along in life. Judgement is brow-beating a person for what WE think they should do because whatever they are doing is wrong. Judgement is placing a label on them... she's a slut, a whore, she's undesirable, she's less of a woman. Judging someone sets us apart from each other. We tend to think that that person is wrong and we are right. As for Erykah... she could have had 3 abortions... it's her body, her life, her conscious, her decision.
What also bothers me is that I know that the bulk of the comments and judgements are coming from women. Who better understands a woman who falls in love with 2 and now 3 men... than another woman. She has children with these men and she's raising them all the while wondering if the next man or the man in her life is going to accept her and her children. If he's going to mistreat or abuse her or her children. Who better understands a woman's concern of her man loving her AND her children, even though her children have fathers, who may or may not be present and active... than another woman. Who better understands a woman who loves a man so much that she wants to have a child/children with him, grow and build with him... than another woman.
Life doesn't always going along the path we plan but we still must live our lives to the fullest. I completely understand it and Erykah is one sassy woman! She basically said, hate it or love it - "Kiss my placenta!" Go Erykah go!
In case you haven't read or heard about the rant...
Romans 2: 1-3
God's Righteous Judgment
"You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge the other, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things. Now we know that God's judgment against those who do such things is based on truth. So when you, a mere man, pass judgment on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God's judgment?"