Is Amber Rose's Slut Walk Really About Women's Rights?

What's the real reason behind Amber Rose's upcoming Slut Walk? ESSENCE Live host Dana Johnson and ESSENCE Editor Cori Murray weigh in.

ESSENCE.COM Mar, 19, 2015
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Top of number two Amber Rose is organizing a **** walk in response to the constant name calling she deals with on social media and on the streets. So just to give you some background, **** walks began in Toronto as a protest against any and all derogatory comments towards women, what do we think slayed or shade? Slayed. Not a big deal, slayed. We've got one shade. I'm indifferent. Oh, wait, so we don't, we don't have a little one for it. [LAUGH] I, I don't have it like this, flipping it like that, yeah. So let me start with you, why, why are you indifferent? Well okay, I appreciate what she's saying about the **** walk and especially the horrible comment. Kanye said about taking the 30 showers and all that Mm-hm. stuff. Where, so I think she slated on that point. Where I give her a little shade is the Instagram photos and the negligee and the **** thong and the beach pictures. I, I think she's pushing the line a bit. Maybe I'm being a little prudish. But I do appreciate what she's trying to do and have a real conversation. It's a message. Yes. Okay. Sean? For me, it's laid with a caveat, right? Okay. Ooh. Listen, she, it's amazing to be able to tell young women everywhere that. Like, you can be sexual, and you shouldn't be objectified. Mm-hm. And, you shouldn't be an object, right? Like, really own your sexuality. Mm-hm. Which she does, and I think it's a great message. At the same time, I think that she may be jumping on a campaign to kind of further hype her book. I don't think that she's really a part of this. [CROSSTALK] Of course, there's always a book coming out. There's a book. [CROSSTALK] [LAUGH] So, it feels a little bit, disingenuous to me. Okay. Yeah, little bit. I think [UNKNOWN], I'm not doing no **** walk, I'm not doing no thought trot, it's just certain things, [LAUGH] it's just certain things that I'm not gonna do. And I'm not saying I'm invited, but I'm not, I'm not trying to shade, even though everybody calls me the shade queen. What does she actually do for a living that we gon walk and be ****. I understand what you're saying. I'm like, what does she do? I'm like, for real, somebody tell me, what she does that gives her this **** form, the **** walk. And I was, she was saying, I saw what she said, Cloe can even join on the walk. [INAUDIBLE]