This Game Of Thrones Star's Rap About Misogyny Is The Affirmation We Needed

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It's been a hard week for women.
The Trump administration has passed a new regulation that would make it easier for employers to stop offering coverage for birth control in their health insurance plans. Women and the LGBTQ community are also being targeted under Jeff Sessions' new Religious Liberty Guidance directive. It turns out Harvey Weinstein has been sexually harassing women for 30 years. With so much happening in the news directed at affirming misogyny and controlling women, we could all use a little joy.
To raise awareness about female empowerment, Game of Thrones star Nathalie Emmanuel took to Instagram. Fans are already familiar with Emmanuel in her role as Daenerys Targaryen's righthand woman and interpreter, Missandei. But in a video on her Instagram page, Emmanuel shows the world a new side of herself: a skilled rapper who has bars about... vaginas.
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The actress keeps busy outside of filming with interesting hobbies, but rapping may be her next calling. In the video, Emmanuel uses her bars to reference important issues such as equal pay, gender equality, consent. But at the core of the video, the message is clear: it's to celebrate the power of the pussy. "Your body, your choice for the pussy. Slut shaming just 'cuz you got a pussy, what?" the actress raps.
Emmanuel posted the video as part of the "For The Pussy" challenge, where people typically rap about what they would do to have sex. However, the spin on the challenge shifts the focus to what we can do to fight against misogyny. It may be unconventional, but turning the challenge on its head for a good cause is a catchy way to get attention on important current events.
Interestingly, this is the first time that Emmanuel has rapped. As she notes in the caption, "So I've never rapped before in my life, so sorry in advance." The twist to celebrate female empowerment is a big pull to the charm of the video. That, and Emmanuel may have found a new skill.
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