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Amber Rose just can’t catch a break. In a recent interview for GQ, she talked about some really important things – discussing feminism, double standards and her recent slutwalk.

“As a woman, it’s like…fuck! You have to act like a nun for a guy to respect you. And even if you do wait to have sex and you’re very comfortable and you do exactly what you want to do in that moment, you still have to be very careful because you don’t want to be looked at as a ho,” Amber Rose tells GQ’s Carrie Battan. “How do you win? You do exactly what you want to do. And if it doesn’t work out, then he’s just not meant for you.”

“Best fucking time of my life,” she said of the time she spent as a stripper. “I’m not going to say young girls should go be dancers. But that was my journey, and I don’t regret it.” Rose wonders whether Kim, deep down, might feel the same way about that sex tape. “She probably had a fucking blast. And guess what? At the time she was in love with that guy. So don’t think you’re better than me, because we’ve all had trials and tribulations.”

GQ chose to focus on other things, though. Reducing her back to Wiz Khalifa’s baby’s mama and Kanye’s Ex, the mag put together a colorful intro with what they believed to be a clever play on words but Amber didn’t think it was creative at all. She posted a caption from the magazine and was quite pissed.

I’m not sure why she expected more from GQ, though? She’s not a famous white Hollywood actress that they would pander to. She may have given them an empowered story, but they took bits and pieces of it and ran with what would move copies off the shelves. And that Kanye pun is horrible.

In these instances I feel bad for Amber. She’s trying her best to move beyond “Kanye’s Ex”. And I don’t even know why they said “baby mama” in reference to Wiz Khalifa. She’s his damn wife. Whether they’re currently separated or not.

It’ll be interesting to see what was actually included in the magazine. But I’ve long ago given up on reading trash glossies.

The November issue of GQ will be available on newsstands in New York and L.A. on Tuesday October 20, and nationally October 26. To see the full story visit www.gq.com

Photo Credits:  Robert Maxwell/GQ

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  • She is right that double standards exist among men and women involving human sexuality. Certain actions that men do are condemned more if women do the exact same thing. I don’t agree with the title of her new book. Amber Rose should be treated just like any other human being, with fairness. Likewise, the the title of her new book is something that I don’t support or condone. Women have every right to be independent and strong while misogynistic slurs ought to be condemned.

  • mywordsaremypower

    I cannot stand behind her but can stand behind the cause. It is so shameful that girls look up to her and not up to women like Ava Duvernay who use their actual merits to do goo. I’m not saying she is not smart but she must use whatever talents she has, yes I would call out a males who do nothing to, she just happens to be pushed in our face. This slut walk has been done for a long time now and it seems like she wanted it to seem like she pioneered it, I think people are getting sick of her so she had to shove attention on herself. Her, Blac Chyna and the Kardashians and anyone like them needs to be gone because they do nothing for society and if they do have talents let me see it if not be gone. The world is chaos and we are supposed to applaud these toxic wastes of space. I understand the double standards which irks me.

    • I have to agree. If it were not for other media outlets outside of mainstream, I would have never heard of Ava Duvernay. However, every time you turn around, someone is posting an article based on the antics of the three you mention as soon as they post a provocative photo on twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. Furthermore, I find it ironic that Amber is all of the sudden down for any cause aside from her own status. While I don’t believe in shaming and understand the need to hustle, I don’t believe in giving her a pedestal either. Hopefully, next time, she will make it known to the next media outlet to not to have those terms associated with her or have the issues of her previous relationships brought up again. Otherwise, she will just be another figure head to be used by White MSM.

  • Amber is growing up. this phase of her is interesting to watch…