Turns out legendary R&B singer Erykah Badu is on the ‘Other Side of the Game’ when it comes to some aspects of feminism.

The American singer-songwriter, 45, went ‘On and On’ on Twitter this week after making a pretty bold statement about how girls should be wearing long skirts to school so as to avoid distracting their male teachers.

Of course, feminists engaged the musician and tried to explain rape culture to her — to no avail.

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Badu was inspired to take to Twitter to share her, um, interesting opinion with the world after consuming a news article about a conservative New Zealand school that forced that problematic dress-code thing that made girls wear skirts that passed their knees.

“There was an article ruling that high school girls lower their skirts so male teachers are not distracted. I agreed because I am aware we live in a sex driven society,” Badu wrote on April 11, “If I had a school I would make sure that the uniform skirt length was a nice knee length…fair to everyone.”

See, Badu, if we had a school? We just wouldn’t hire men who were capable of getting distracted by the skirt of a student. As a lesbian with a deep appreciation for female beauty, I can assure folks that objectifying a girl isn’t on the agenda and what students wear shouldn’t affect lesson plans.

Badu, of course, has been dealing with backlash for her heteronormative comments that many are reading as perpetuating rape culture. Sadly, the singer continues to miss the point.


So, we’ll turn to our readers and ask you folks — does Badu have a point? Or has she missed it completely?