RX Radio Presenter James Onen aka Fatboy has proposed that if women choose to accept being called hoes, then the word will lose its negative connotation and power.
Fatboy said that a lot of hip hop artists and hip hop culture has often been criticized for calling women hoes: a term used to refer to a woman who is sexually adventorous and promiscuous.
“Is it one of those things where it would serve women if they claim the label so that it loses its negative connotation and power? Because way too often, when you call a woman a hoe, she will feel bad and yet a man will be called all manners of things and he would not care,” he said.
However, Lesham, the Co-host of the show, said that women are trying to embrace the word, reciting the lyrics of Singer Mariah Lynn’s song- ‘Once Upon A Time’ where she admits that she is a hoe. Lesham went on to add that she doesn’t get bothered by being called a hoe, saying it's a common word she and her friends use to refer to each other.
“I call myself a hoe all the time even though it's not a positive thing because I feel like we just have to reclaim it just like we did with the ‘S-word’ and even the ‘B-word.’ In the 1990’s and 2000’s media, calling a person by the ‘B-word’ was a horrible thing and yet now it's a word we call our friends as a term of endearment,” she said.
However, Fatboy claimed that unlike most women who don't like being referred to as promiscuous, men on the other end enjoy the term. He said that most men take pride in the number of women they are able to get into bed with, because it is seen as a mark of skill and excellence.
“Men will take being called sexually promiscious as a compliment and if you want to diss a man you call him a virgin, especially in this hoe culture. A lot of women have not embraced the label but they have embraced the hoe lifestyle and practice it even though they disregard its label,” the Presenter remarked.
“But in this hoe culture where the sexual revolution has reached its peak and as a man you fail to find a woman to sleep with, getting called a virgin would mean you’re a total failure,” Fatboy added.
He said that unlike back then where getting exclusive with someone needed a lot such as dowry and a reasonable income status, now sexual liberation has provided the opportunity for a man to bed as many women as he wants, “unless they have something wrong with their machinery or personality,” Lesham added.
The Fatboy show is hosted by James Onen aka Fatboy, Olive, Sarah and Lesham every weekday from 6am to 10am on RX Radio.