Twitter has been separated into factions over the word queen. Is it a term that’s meant to empower, show respect to, and uplift Black women? Or is it a box, controlling the perception of how a woman should or should not behave, holding her to a set of traits and responsibilities that Black men feel are worthy of receiving that title. The debate started when @Kahtsina gave the timeline a word on her spirit, and we decided to play judge and jury.

In a tweet thread that’s since been deleted, she wrote: “People constantly call black girls “queens” and “Nubian goddesses” because they don’t respect modern black womanhood. It’s not a compliment.” Then she followed up with some clarification of her argument:

Here’s some things Black Twitter had to say in response:

1. Some just didn’t understand when we became so PC.

2. Some saw the flip flopping on their TL as just another day #onhere

3. But a few people came out with solid analysis of the divisive undertones of the terminology

4. And showing that it’s neither necessary nor helpful when you try to confine someone based on your opinion of them

5. And at the end of the day…

6. Most bowed out early, though.

Whether we come to a common consensus on this issue is unknown, but probably less than likely. The most important thing is to define and express yourself on your own terms.

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What do you think? Is calling Black women “Queens” endearing or an attempt at control? Let us know in the comments.

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