In the Future, We Kill Our Attackers: Rihanna’s “Man Down” as Afrofuturist Text

This isn’t the first time Rihanna’s killed someone off. In 2011, my alter ego Kismet Nuñez wrote this on “Man Down,” violence and black girl alien vengeance:

“Rihanna’s video for “Man Down” dropped last week and set the web on fire. The way justice and rape, innocence and violence work in the video–and the non-sensical responses to it–have already been outlined by better writers than me.

I’m writing this post to take the video to its logical conclusion:

In the future, do we kill our attackers?”

Read the rest….

The AntiJemima Life

Rihanna’s video for “Man Down”  dropped last week and set the web on fire.  The way justice and rape, innocence and violence work in the video–and the non-sensical responses to it–have alreadybeenoutlined by betterwritersthan me.

I’m writing this post to take the video to its logical conclusion:

In the future, do we kill our attackers?

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