T.I’s Sexist Comment Regarding Women Becoming President

Buenas noches todos! How is everyone? I’m doing alright as usual. Today is my Opinion Wednesdays and today I would like to talk about the comment that T.I made while being interviewed and being asked his thoughts regarding the presidential election. And this is the comment that he made:

“I just know that women make rash decisions emotionally – they make very permanent, cemented decisions – and then later, it’s kind of like it didn’t happen,” he said, before adding that it would be just awful if a woman president set off a nuke and later changed her mind about it.

“The world ain’t ready yet,” he added. “I think you might be able to get the Loch Ness Monster elected before you could [get a woman]. It’s not right, but I’m just saying.”

I think his comment is ridiculous. Just a few months ago I wrote on the topic of the inequality some women and girls go through just because they are female and I touched on this very same topic regarding women in the workplace. So we women are so emotional that men and everyone have to fear for their lives basically? Are you kidding me? Oh, and when we are not emotional then we are considered not feminine enough and too aggressive. Either way we cannot win, no matter how you look at it.

However, I am definitely not a T.I fan although I just barely know who he is but I thought he might somehow not make such statements considering being a minority and how a lot of people view the black community. Although, race and gender are somewhat different topics but they still do fall under the discrimination flag because of what people assume without viable proof other than the few people they have come across in their lives. Now, considering a few years back before Barack Obama became president what if someone said ‘We are not ready for a black president because black men are not educated enough’; Or if someone said ‘We are not ready for a black president because black men are too violent’. Would you not be offended as well? Considering this is the stereotype a lot of people have of black men and this is generalised to all black men. Well, it is pretty much the same thing stereotyping and then generalising the whole population of women to be emotional when every woman is different.

Also, do not get me started on the many former American and Non American (men) Presidents of this world who have nuked this world to thy kingdom come! Do you know how many missiles, nukes and atomic bombs have gone off in this world when men were (and still are) ruling this world? A hell of a lot of bombs and nukes have ravaged this planet and those are the ones that were recorded.

He is afraid that a woman due to becoming emotional might ‘accidentally’ nuke a country and regret it later. Are you kidding me? In my 25 years of life I have never really made a decision based on only my emotion. Sure my emotion had a very small part to play in my decisions but I also make decisions that are very logical. I do not make any decisions until after I have thought about it  and discussed it with people I trust after several days and sometimes weeks. So do not clump all women as an emotional explosion just waiting to happen. How dare you! Also how many years has Hilary Clinton been in the office of the White House? If she was not good enough she would not still be there after so many years.

Besides, how many men in the past have nuked other countries for ridiculous reasons and their own selfish greed and desires? Don’t be ignorant.Why do you think there was a World War I and II and civil wars etc. in the past? It’s because of men! So please do not get it twisted! I believe that if there was at least one woman in office there might even be less wars and falling out between countries. Ever thought of that? It seriously angers me and rubs me the wrong way when I hear people spouting such garbage without knowing anything.

If you are interested to see where I got my information please have a look here.

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Author: Angie's Inspiration

My name is Angie Ignacio, I currently live in The Netherlands but I am originally from a very small five (5) square mile island in the Dutch Caribbean called Saba. I enjoy learning new things, meeting new people, dancing, singing, watching anime and reading manga comics. I also enjoy listening to Asian (Japanese, Korean and sometimes Chinese) music. I am trying to learn the Japanese language since I am such a big fan of Japan. I am also a published author of two books a poetry book called I'm Only Human and children's picture book called Baby Toucan.

2 thoughts

  1. Hey Angie,

    Love you blog, I will like to start off by saying I believe women are just as capable as men in a position of power, however, when critiquing a statement such as this I believe one should listen to the entire interview so you can get the context, setting and atmosphere he made this statement in.
    I am sure we all have made statements that if a person were to select a snippet of it, it can paint a very negative portrayal of who we are.

    Example 1.
    Angie wrote “Also how many years has Hilary Clinton been in the office of the White House? If she was not good enough she would not still be there after so many years.”
    Are you aware George W. Bush was President for 8 years, does that make him a good president? Are you saying that anyone who is around for many years in their profession means that they are doing a good job?

    In closing I would like to say, I think you got a little too emotional in your response :p and rightfully so. All I am saying is, listen to the whole interview, he address most of the comments you made in blog about him. You can’t solely base your opinion on him off one Paragraph Angie.
    Listen to the interview Angie before you drop bombs on T.I. and nuke the man 😛

    ps. here isa link to the interview, check out the last 5 minutes

    writing by Shawn

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    1. Hello Shawn. Thank you very much for your reply. Actually, I agree with your comment, lol. I have to admit that yes I went a little off the handle with this blog post but as a woman I would not go so far as to nuke T.I for his comment although part of me would want to, Hahaha. 😛 I also agree that depending on the context, setting and the atmosphere these things all play a role in how a statement comes across. Very true indeed. Being a Communications students has thought me this in many ways but still I get a little annoyed when statements like this are made.

      In addition, you are correct with your statement that President Bush remained in office for 2 terms (8 years) but I think that had a lot to do with his father also being the president in the past and having a number of political connections. So a lot of strings could have been pulled in the background and also the fact that he’s male. However, I think Hilary Clinton has been in the political scene since before president Bush especially when her husband, Bill Clinton, was president in the early 90s. However, even so with her connections in the political arena for so many years she has yet to become president, most definitely because she is a woman. This is because women have to work extra hard to get things done and get what we want because we are underestimated daily regarding our skills and intelligence etc. and all because society thinks we are too emotional to handle anything outside of the home which is ridiculous. This is unfair.

      Anyway when I return home after my internship today, I will try looking at T.I’s full interview. So thank you again for your comment and I hope to see you around (commenting) again some time. Take care. 🙂

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