Kanye West and Bianca Censori capture the need for feminism against toxic masculinity. When the waves of feminism took place in the United States, countries all over the world followed suit. It would have been prudent to assume that society was finally accepting that there is no legal or factual basis for women to be forced to abstain from active professional and independent lives. It would have involved a profound moment of realisation that marked a milestone in history that women are entitled to have lives that do not revolve around being obedient and subservient to men.
But then again, the 21st century, more specifically the 2020s, has no shortage of men who believe that being obedient, subservient, and a mindless devotee is all a woman is fit for. Enter Kanye West, a musician who has crafted a strong name for himself as an unhinged sexist, misogynist, racist, and all-round disagreeable personality, somewhere along the lines of Andrew Tate. His latest victim is his wife Bianca Censori, who he has apparently kept under a leash of strict behavioural and physical regimens.
Kanye West: He Made Himself Infamous
Some media outlets have brought to light the fact that West is suffering from bipolar disorder, which often results in him exhibiting extremely peculiar and absurd behaviours, be it running for President of the United States, belittling female artists such as Taylor Swift, and supporting now potentially a convicted felon, former President Donald Trump. There has been no shortage of freaky Kanye West content flooding millions of browser histories and personal newsfeeds.
His entire campaign for the Presidential Post was based on antisemitism, as well as an expressed admiration of Nazi Dictator, Adolf Hitler. He has even expressed his disfavour of the Black Lives Matter Movement by wearing a T-shirt titled White Lives Matter at his own Yeezy fashion show. He has attracted a violent fan following, further worsening the impact of his words, as they are becoming part of a negative cultural phenomenon.
Patriarchal and Disrespectful: Mistreating Bianca Censori
West married Censori less than 2 months after his breakup with his former wife, Kim Kardashian, with whom he has 4 children. They got married quite abruptly, and while the relationship passed superficial standards of normalcy, a new report suggests something far more sinister, patriarchal, sexist, discriminative, and hypocritical.
From her clothes to her being prohibited from speaking, Kanye seeks to control every aspect of his wife’s existence, to the point where it begs the question: does he see Bianca as his wife or as a piece of property for him to control and manipulate? According to the report, West prohibits Censori from eating certain foods, and rigorously working out, despite the hypocrisy of the fact that he doesn’t exercise himself. This report suggests that Kanye has completely manipulated Biance to believe that they are ‘royal’, and that these behavioural patterns are ‘normal’. He truly took the ‘gaslight, gatekeep, girlboss’ ideology tremendously far.
Is Society Moving Forward?
This report is shocking and terrifying to multiple readers, and it leads to so many questions that multiple people are afraid of asking. It portrays the depth of toxic masculinity and patriarchal influence in society when it comes to controlling and silencing women. It encapsulates the desperate need of the hour for feminism. Evidences of such instances are proof that society truly hasn’t progressed as much as it should have. The strike down of Roe. v. Wade was proof enough.