The need to stay relevant is so pressing for veteran Univision anchor Jorge Ramos that he now includes the erasure of women under the guise of ‘trans visibility’ in his campaign against the traditional values of the masses he claims to champion and represent.
This became evident in an interview with Puerto Rican trance urban music performer Vilano Antillano (Antillean Villain), which aired on Ramos. proper Talk-show last Sunday, February 5, where is the key The take-away was: Feminism is on the brink of a new frontier (100%). male radical nationalist) Reggaeton — and in the hands of women — is like that.
Watch how women — perhaps Univision’s most valuable demographic — are quickly dismissed by Ramos in the name of “trans visibility”:
Jorge Ramos: Sorry… so do you think that reggaeton – you… women – are taking it in a feminist direction?
Villano Antillano: Yes. I would say so – to focus it more on that empowerment. Like—that music that’s born out of empowering us from other things that aren’t necessarily gunshots and guns, and stacks of bills so it falls into a more feminist realm and is a lot more about myself.
“Do you think that reggaeton – you … women – is taking it in a feminist direction?” Ramos asked about a genre, she said, where “most of the music I listen to is about female power.”
Seriously George? Reggaeton is notorious for songs that target women, something that, to ‘his’ credit, Antillano corrected saying “(reggaeton) isn’t much about female empowerment”, adding that “It’s us women Who now seem to take it in that direction.
Either way, we wonder. While Ramos elevates the deep-voiced Antillano to the status of a feminist trailblazer—“a reggaeton and urban music singer who is breaking stereotypes and who has so boldly raised her voice, opening up space in music and a society that until very recently was closed. To many,” it turns out that ‘his’ courage comes from another place: revenge.
In Villanos’ own words: “At the end of the day, who cares who I’m with and how I identify? It’s nobody’s business…but since people focus so much on it, I’m going to show up, bring it, and I’ll bring it.” Serve it on a plate, because if it bothers them so much, that’s what they want to see.”
Ramos has long tried to normalize radical positions for Univision’s audience — from “democratic socialism,” to Malthusian environmental policies (the Green New Deal), to abortion, to euthanasia. You can now add transgenderism to that mix.
One question lingers in our minds: Given Ramos’ status as special editorial advisor to Univision’s CEO: Is erasing women now the network’s official editorial line?
Press expand to read the full transcript of the aforementioned segment.
To the Point with Jorge Ramos
11:52 am Eastern
Jorge Ramos: This week I had the opportunity to speak with Vilano Antillano. She is a reggaeton and urban music singer who is breaking stereotypes and who has raised her voice with great courage, opening spaces in music and society that were closed to many until recently. Thank you for being here. I thank you so much.
Villano Antillano: Absolutely. happy
RAMOS: Let me… I want to talk about your music, but I want to take you back to the summer of 2022. Bad Bunny brings you to the Coliseum stage in Puerto Rico. The scream can still be heard here, but I’m interested in what you said; Then you said “thank you” to Benito. “Thank you for being on the right side.” What do you mean by that?
Antillano: I think that Bad Bunny took it upon himself in his career to let us know that he’s for feminism, I think. I think she is someone who has made it very clear through her actions that she believes in feminism and supports trans women. He definitely stands out as someone important and I think he knows what he’s doing.
Ramos: That’s where you met Bizzrap, right?
Antillano: No. I met him later at a party
ANTILLANO: But it was through him.
Ramos: It was through him.
West Indian: Yes
RAMOS: I heard session 51. And what does he have? Of course, everyone knows him now from Shakira’s songs. But Shakira’s session was the 53rd. Yours was the 51st. What does he have, why does Gonzalo Conde do it differently? Does anyone know who Gonzalo Conde is?
Antillano: Bizzrap is an extraordinary artist, but he is also a businessman, a person who has a very clear vision of what he wants to do and what he is doing, and he is an excellent producer who knows how to play with his giant audience.
Ramos: I want to try to understand what’s going on in Puerto Rico. Even though everything seems to be at a standstill politically, the energy that comes from artists like you out there is truly amazing. And not just you, there’s Bad Bunny, there’s Ozuna, there’s Farooq, there’s Daddy Yankee. You have it all. What is happening in Puerto Rico?
Antillano: I think Puerto Rico has always produced very incredible artists and I think that’s a question I’ve asked myself. I think it may have to do with this great depression about our status as a colony. Our eternal damnation for suffering at the hands of the US empire and many others. I think there are many people.
Ramos: It’s very strong. What you just said.
ANTILANO: Yeah, I’m very political, I’m very clear on a lot of things. I actually studied political science. But you know, I think kind of well, that need and thirst for better things, drives us to create things, artistically speaking, very Next step. And I think we’ve always led in different genres, salsa, reggaeton.
Ramos: You say you studied political science and I wanted to ask you about that. Does reggaeton lack politics? Most of the music I listen to is about women power. They talk about interpersonal relationships, but I rarely hear about politics. Maybe in Bud Bunny Blackoutright?
Antillano: I think the genre isn’t very much about empowering women. It’s us women who want to take it in that direction now and bigger artistes of Karol Ji’s caliber seem to be redirecting it. But it is not a genre or a movement, or a motu proprio in which it is moving.
RAMOS: Sorry… so do you think reggaeton – you… women – is taking it in a feminist direction?
Antillean: Yes, I would say so – more focus on that empowerment. Like—that music that’s born out of empowering us from other things that aren’t necessarily gunshots and guns, and stacks of bills so it falls into a more feminist realm and is a lot more about myself.
Bouquet: In coconut shell You say “I am not simple”, I am not a coconut shell. Do you perceive yourself this way?
Antillano: Yes, I really, it’s a thing that my grandmother used to say to me “You’re not a coconut shell”, because I wasn’t easy and neither was she, I used to call her that, We were both very, very strong women. And I grew up hearing that and I grew up knowing that I was very different and very difficult, because of that trait, to not let anybody ride me. And very curious, very inquisitive. But if I can’t do it, then why can’t I? And I think I grew up always being very aware of that. And I’m funny and like to rub things in people’s faces.
Ramos: The lyrics have… I was going to say honesty, but I think it fell short. There is absolute transparency and total honesty. What idea is it? To make private life public?
ANTILLANO: Not so much that personal life becomes public. You understand that a person’s private life is condemned before it becomes public. Because, at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter who cares who I’m with and how I identify, because I’m a person who deserves the same rights as everyone else. We don’t have to fall into that folly. But because people focus so much on it, then I’m going to show it, you get it, and I’m going to serve it on a plate, because if it bothers them so much, because they want to see it.
Ramos: And you told me a very Puerto Rican phrase “No one rides me.” Can you explain it to me?
Antillano: Don’t let anyone ride you like you don’t let anyone step on you. do you understand me Don’t let anyone do it to you. No one can get away with it. May you always be ahead
Ramos: There’s something, there’s a lot of rebellion.
ANTILANO: A lot of rebellion. Yes, yes, I am a rebellious person.
RAMOS: All right. And with that I leave you. But thank you so much for coming and for the trust.
ANTILANO: My pleasure.
RAMOS: Thank you.
ANTILLANO: Thank you.