“People have to start respecting the vagina,” Monae said. “Until every man is fighting for our rights, we should consider stopping having sex. I love men. But evil men? I will not tolerate that. You don’t deserve to be in my presence. If you’re going to rule this world, I am not going to contribute anymore until you change it.”
Monae, 31, added that she’s all about empowering young black women in 2017. “We have to realize our power and our magic. Because I am all about black-girl magic, even though I’m standing with all women,” she said. “But this year? This year, I am so carefree black girl.”
Ratajkowski, for her part, opened up about the misconception that you can’t be both smart and sexual in her interview. “In every profile written about me, there is, ‘She’s so sexual and she’s such a sex symbol,’ paired with, ‘But, wow, she knows about politics.’ And that in itself is sexist,” she declared. “Why does it have to be one or the other?”
The 25-year-old model-actress added that she goes after movie roles that challenge her. “I am way more interested in working with unexpected and cool directors on interesting projects than being in this big studio movie where you’re in a bikini,” she said. “I turn down a lot of movies, but I have to fight for the ones that I really want.”
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