To twerk or not to twerk

Erinn Williams

College is known for its parties. In fact, in this day and age, the two words are almost synonymous.

The kickbacks, the keggers, the tailgates and even just those days when you want to go out with your friends and hit up a bar to have a good time.

If you knew me in high school then you would know that I have never been much of a wallflower, and I enjoy hitting the dance floor as soon as the beat drops.

However since college things have dramatically changed.

Long gone are the days when you could find a guy for “Back That Thang Up” and then return to your friends to scream the lyrics to “Dark Horse” at the top of your lungs.

Now you have to fight off heavily intoxicated dudes who will literally put you in a headlock or bruise your arm to try and keep you dancing with them.

So the big question is: “to twerk, or not to twerk?”

There are many reasons not to.

Sure everyone wants to be able to be free and just live their life but in the days of smartphones, WorldstarHipHop, Youtube and GSUProblems everything you do in your youth has the chance to ruin your life.

Sure popping it on a handstand might be fun now but is that something you would want your children to see in the future?

For those with a gluteus that’s not as maximus as it could be, you run the risk of public embarrassment like a certain celebrity who wears ill-fitted latex outfits.

And then there is just the simple fact that twerking really isn’t helping in the fight for women to be viewed as more than sex objects in our misogynist society.

But then there are reasons to twerk.

The biggest being that your body is yours and you have the right to express yourself with it as you see fit as long as you aren’t breaking the law.

And I’m pretty sure the only thing breaking the law in twerking is Juicy J’s destruction of the English language.

So what’s a girl to do?

This is not me telling you not to live your life, because if and when my song comes on I will probably be right there with you.

This is me saying that there are consequences for every action even something as simple as twerking, so you should know what you are getting yourself into.

So if you want to twerk be my guest, and if you don’t leave the gyrating to Twerk Team and dance in your circle of girlfriends.

Williams is a sophomore writing and linguistics and French double major from Winston. She is a current Arts & Entertainment reports