We all thought T.I. had learned his lesson last year when he proudly declared that he took his then 18-year-old daughter for yearly hymen checks to ensure she was still a virgin.
He claimed at the time that he was protecting what was his, and that he wanted to keep his “property” out of the hands of “grimy little club boys”. You can listen to a deeper discussion of this topic in the Fearless podcast episode, “The Fascination with Female Virginity”.
Immediately after he admitted this in the podcast in 2019, T.I. was met with extreme backlash from users online.
Daughters and fathers and decent human beings alike shamed the rapper for his disgusting entitled over his own daughter’s body, and for his misogynistic views of women’s value and autonomy.
After the extensive backlash, T.I claimed he’d learned his lesson, and now understood everyone’s upset.
Well, turns out absolutely nothing has changed, because it’s just over a year later, and the rapper strikes again with his same old bullsh*t.
“Thot Prevention Hours" with Daddy Dearest
Different podcast, same old utter misogynistic crap.
On a recent podcast, T.I.’s newest Neanderthal declaration has him joyfully claiming that the quality time he spends with his daughters is what he endearingly calls “Thot Prevention Hours".
T.I. Slammed for Calling the Quality Time He Spends with His Daughters 'Thot Prevention Hours'
T.I. is back with another problematic opinion on his daughters' sexuality. Tip interviewed 21 Savage for a new episode…
He says in the interview, and I quote:
“Sons can’t get pregnant. You can’t keep her from running into one of them n****s. Me and Lil Duval call them thot prevention hours.”
In this garbage statement, T.I. hits on some of the deeply ingrained (and deeply disturbing) double standards that perpetuate the patriarchal control of women’s bodies.
Keep in mind that last year his daughter, who was already an adult at 18 while still getting yearly hymen checks, is now 19 years old and her father is once again proclaiming from the rooftops that he’s taking every measure in his toolbox to ensure she doesn’t become a “slut” or a “whore”.
Nevermind that it’s her life. Nevermind that she’s an adult and can do exactly as she pleases.
Nevermind that T.I. has already expressed that he doesn’t have an issue with men or boys sleeping around and using their bodies as they wish. He certainly thinks he’s entitled to do so, as he has shown from his career of dating many women and bragging about sleeping with “b*tches” in his songs.
It’s okay for men to sleep around. But it’s also absolutely unacceptable for women to do the same, according to the Great and All Powerful T.I.
Because to T.I., women are just things to f*ck — and he’s on a mission to ensure that his daughter isn’t treated that way by men who are exactly like him.
Ironic, isn’t it?
Women are not in charge of their own autonomy.
At this point, his once 18-year-old daughter is now 19.
She is a fully-fledged human being.
One year ago, she was humiliated in public by her own father who made her own sexuality and consent everyone else’s business, and made it very clear he has little to no respect for her as a human being in her own right.
And now, in the dumpster fire that was 2020, the world became privy to the fact that her father is trying actively ensure, within his own self-entitled right, that she does not become a 'slut’, 'whore’, and every other derogatory term used to shame a woman for her sexuality and self-expression.
It’s disgusting and it makes T.I. even viler because it’s become abundantly clear that he’s learned absolutely nothing, and has instead become even more set in his ways of misogynistic indecency.
And at the end of the day, it’s his daughter who suffers most. Because it’s her body autonomy that is being policed and compromised.
It’s her sexual history or activity that’s being put on blast for the entire world to talk about and dissect.
It’s her life and control that is being denied by a father who is so far up his own a** that he’s incapable of seeing anything beyond his own penis and what HE would do were he a boy or man who stumbled across his daughter.
It’s nauseating and upsetting beyond words.
Women are sluts for the sexual gratification of men.
That’s what all of this comes down to, in T.I’s view.
He’s so incapable of seeing women as more than something for a man to f*ck that he’s obsessed with policing his daughter's body autonomy.
He considers it entirely unimportant for her to become her own person, however she wants that to look, that he feels he has the right to exclusively enforce who he thinks she should be.
What if she wanted to be a “slut”, or a “whore” or a “thot”? Well, guess what?
She’s an adult, it’s her own damn life, and T.I. needs to butt the f*ck out.
Because, frankly, if T.I. actually bothered seeing women as more than just something for men to f*ck, he would call the time he spends with his daughter “quality time” like a NORMAL father, rather than “thot prevention hours”.
But in T.I.’s world, sexualizing women has become such a norm that he can’t see beyond that.
He’s so concerned himself about the next time he’ll get to f*ck somebody that he can’t even consider the possibility of his daughter being perceived for anything else by other men.
And he is a perfect example of why we need feminism, and what is wrong with the world.
2021 is getting off to a fantastic start!
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