Should we be calling Black women "Queens"?

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| February 18 2016,

09:50 am


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.

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

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

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

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5. And at the end of the day...

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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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