Women haven't disappeared from hip-hop. On the contrary, there might be more prominent women in hip-hop now than there have been in a minute. It's just that their roles have changed.

Yesterday, I finally got around to watching the new episode of Howard TV with Flo Rida. I wrote like 1200 words on it here the other day, so I'm assuming you know what I'm talking about. This time, Flo Rida brought not one, but two strippers in to perform with him. Neither one of them was quite as fantastic as Ashley Logan, but you don't see me complaining.

One of them in particular caught my eye. She was the best-looking black chick I'd seen in a long time. Because of where I work, I do tend to keep track of the occasions when I see a smoking hot black chick. Of course, I see way more hot white chicks, but I do seem to appreciate the few good-looking black chicks I see that much more - like unicorns. I don't know if that's any consolation to any of my black female readers. I'm just throwing it out there.

She was a bit more voluminous than I like my women (assuming I have any choice in the matter), but I'm sure that comes in handy in her chosen line of work. Anyhoo, I was sitting there watching her do her thing, and I jizzed in my pants got to thinking: this broad ought to become the next Ashley Logan, or Taheezo, or Amber Rose, or any number of other women who've become famous recently for getting with one of these rappers, or having an especially nice body, or both.

It's too bad I'm not a rapper. I might try to holler. I know eskay was going on, on Twitter yesterday, about how one of these rappers had wifed up a pr0n star, and what part of the game is that, but eskay has a lot of opinions that I don't - mostly having to do with rap music. Call me crazy, but I might actually get with a girl who's in pr0n before I got with a girl who's in... working at the hospital or whatever. The worst part about it would be the she fucks other guys. But I think I could deal with that, as long as it's for work. Otherwise, girls in pr0n seem like decent people. I've following a bunch of them on Twitter right now. No Boutros. And sadly, I probably have read a lot more about pr0n chicks than I have about notable women in other fields. They just don't interest me as much. Sorry.

But I digress.

Anyhoo, if you notice, a lot of women in hip-hop have been coming up in the game lately, by being especially attractive, dating famous rappers, showing off their bodies on YouTube, and what have you. And I'm at a loss for how this is a negative development. It's not like these girls are Superhead and/or the girl who used to edit the Source, tricking guys into accepting a knob shine and then writing about in a book, where their real girlfriends might find out about it. What's so bad about being a woman with a huge ass who's attached a prominent man? If that makes Amber Rose a ho, then I guess that makes Michelle Obama a ho as well. Think about it.

True, these women have become notable primarily on the basis of their looks, rather than their ability to do anything in particular. I'm sure many would argue that this is unfair to women, because a man is able to get ahead on the basis of his intellect, or probably his ability to turn himself into a walking minstrel show, while a woman has to rely on her looks, but I'm not sure if I'm buying that argument. Why should a woman have excel at the exact same thing as a man? My theory is that a lot of so-called feminists want to see a woman excel at a man's game not because they're pro-woman, but beacuse they're anti-man, and they want to see a man lose. As a man, I don't get to live in an especially nice house, and travel the world, and get lots of free clothes just because I look good (which my grandmother used to say I do), but you don't see me complaining, now do you?

It would seem to me that the true feminist move would be to congratulate women like Ashley Logan, Taheezo, and Amber Rose, who've managed to make a name for themselves at a time when there's supposedly a dearth of notable women in hip-hop, and to encourage other women to pursue a similar path. Before we know it, there might be more notable women in hip-hop than there are men. Even if not every woman can find herself a Kanye West, or a Joe Budded (which admittedly wouldn't be as hard to find), they might could find themselves a prominent blogger. With the slow but inevitable death of hip-hop print media, my stock will only continue to rise. Now would be as good a time as any to get in on the ground floor, so to speak.