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When we finished the shot, I glanced down at the photo and said: “I could hug you right now.”
"No you couldn’t," she said, "I’m a fierce ass bitch."
(San Francisco, CA)
Super happy this reminded somebody of me
Today in “I don’t know what I’m doing”
UGh this makes me miss the necklace i lost
Xiao Wen Ju in Vogue
Beyonce ignited a storm in the discussion of women’s rights and feminism with her latest album. She has been a role model for women and young girls for a long time, but for the first time, she addresses the struggles she faces as a woman. She lets people know that things aren’t as easy for those with vaginas.
Beyonce creates a positive image of women in many ways. She shows us that womanliness and femininity can be characteristics of strength rather than weakness. She has shown us that sexuality can be empowering rather than demeaning. She has shown us that emotion does not have to make you look irrational or weak. Rather, it can also show empowerment and strength.
On the other hand, women and young girls are jipped by this image of a strong woman. Most women cannot fit the prototype that Beyonce fits into. Most women are not physically fit or conventionally beautiful. For Beyonce, her beauty is supposed to be a part of her feminine strength. For many women, femininity does not come naturally. For many women, they do not love someone like Jay-Z, they love someone like KD Lang. For many women, their strengths are not their overpowering emotions, it is that they are calculated and cold.
I do not see Beyonce as demeaning to women or feminism in any way. What I do find demeaning, is that she is one of the only strong women in the mainstream media, and her strength is that of a conventional femininity and beauty. I do believe I was better off growing up on Beyonce and Destiny’s Child rather than Taylor Swift but their need to be more depictions of women that are strong, smart, and successful and they need to be diverse.
I would like to thank Beyonce for bringing feminism into the conversation. She does not say anything that hasn’t been said before, but sure as hell has not been said by someone so famous. I don’t think we should be asking, “Is Beyonce a good spokesperson for feminism?” We should be asking “Why is Beyonce the only mainstream artist to represent feminism?” In the ’60s, feminism was a powerful cultural movement and attracted many young women to question social norms. Over time, feminism has become so “uncool” that even bringing it up could make one look overly serious. So, no. She is not a radical feminist, but she brings up topics that should have been addressed all along
CAN WE STOP PITTING WOMEN AGAINST EACH OTHER? THAT WOULD BE NICE.
BUT WHAT WE CAN DO IS NOTE THAT THE WOMAN OF COLOR SOLD ALL OF THESE RECORDS WITHOUT ACCESSING THE NEOLIBERAL ORDER IN THE SAME WAY AS THESE WHITE WOMEN; SHE DID SO WITHOUT BEING A RACIST, A TOKENIZER, OBJECTIFYING OF OTHER WOMEN’S BODIES, OR PURPORTING TO SPEAK FOR OTHER GROUPS OF MARGINALIZED, OPPRESSED-IN-WAYS-SHE-IS-NT GROUPS OF PEOPLE; SHE CREATED THE FEMINIST ALBUM OF CONTEMPORENEITY BY HARVESTING BUT NOT DAMAGING TODAY’S SALIENT CULTURAL CAPITAL, WITHOUT HAVING TO SHAME, DEGRADE, OR REJECT ANYONE FOR LIKING AND BEING ATTRACTED TO POP CULTURAL PHENOMENA AND EPHEMERA.
Okay no. It is not what Beyonce says on her album that makes it so different. It’s that she is one of the most powerful women on this planet who finally pointed out that she is not treated the same as men. In her most feminist track, she uses the phrase “bow down bitches” to talk down to women who are not on her level. So, infact, she does degrade women. Not to mention to get to the top, she had to sexualize every party of herself. Its about damn time Beyonce spoke out about women’s issues. We should not have had to wait this long. Remember the song “nasty girl”. Yeah. go back and listen. Not some feminist is it?
Beyonce is a very powerful and inspiring PERSON but everyone wants to constantly remind us that she is a woman. If women are supposed to aspire to be like Beyonce that means they should be conventionally attractive, feminine, sexual, and heterosexual.
you know how people always argue like “why would anyone choose to be gay?” but like why would anyone ever choose to be straight that sounds like the worst hell on earth there is
Hussein Chalayan 1999 SS “Geotropics”
Back in the day