There’s a growing trend in pop culture that rubs me worse than sandpaper on a carpet burn: this ridiculous trend of calling women — all women — “queens.”

Recently, a friend on Instagram posted a picture of actress Angela Bassett as Ramonda in the movie Black Panther. She captioned the photo:

“All women are queens. We deserve and demand the respect and reverence that is due to any royal woman. We are powerful, we roar, we invent, we nurture…we are QUEENS.”

It took everything inside of me to not lay into her in the comment section.

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