Sunday, December 29, 2013


Beyoncé's new self-titled album has been on repeat on my iPod for over a week now. I'll be the first to admit I have not always been a fan of hers, but this album has blown my mind. BLOWN MY MIND. It's a perfect combination of femininity and feminism. Those two things can go together, believe it or not.

Of course, a lot of people have been hating on Beyoncé claiming that she is not a "real feminist", and to them, I have this to say:

1) The quickest/easiest way to be anti-feminist is by bashing other women, especially those on top, so good job.
2) Learn something about hip-hop. The industry is notorious for hyper-masculinity and objectification of women. Watch any music video for 30 seconds. Now here's Beyoncé taking ownership of her sexuality (and also occasionally Jay-Z) in a sophisticated way. And I say, GET IT, GIRL.
3) Speaking of Jay-Z, why do we barely even bat an eye when he proclaims himself "the best rapper alive", but criticize Beyoncé for her "overconfidence"?
4) The idea that women have to be perfect all the time is debilitating, not to mention one of the major reasons why the feminist movement exists in the first place. So how does it help to expect women to be perfect feminists? Guess what! Women can be empowered and influential and also like sex and make-up and fame.
5) Have you even listened to this album? Because, for real, it is incredible.


  1. You could add the fact that Bey gets flack for being open about sex, drunk or not, when people give every male rapper, especially someone like Lil Wayne freedom to mumble his way through the most disgusting and lewd descriptions of foreplay and intercourse on a song that has nothing to do with sex and call it a "verse".

    1. Exactly. There is obviously a double standard, but what really gets me is that women are saying these things about Beyonce. "Should Beyonce be allowed to be a feminist?" Oh, so now it's an exclusive club? Because that will really help us progress.

  2. preach it! i will never understand how people that call themselves 'feminists' think it is ok to talk down other females. ever. it just seems so hypocritical. in other news. i just downloaded this whole album the other day. worth it, especially for the videos.

  3. as missy elliott once (perfectly) said:
    "Wuz the deal yall
    I don't mean to come through and and break yall vibe
    But I just got to slow it down for just a second
    So bear wit me you know first before i do that
    I just wanna talk about how people always say
    Yo thats too nasty and why your mouth so vulgar
    Why why you gotta sing all these nasty records and all that
    But I be representing the ladies and we got something to say
    We been quiet too long lady-like very patient
    We didn't get mad when Prince has his ass out
    We thought he was gone turn around to the front
    And have the front out too but you know that didn't happen
    We always had to deal wit wit the guy you know
    Talking about how they gone wear us out on records
    And and you know I had to do records that strictly representing for my
    ladies and and how to keep your man
    Keep his eyes from wandering looking around
    And sex is not a topic that we should always sweep underneath the rug
    And I'm not saying go out and do it but if you do
    Strap it up before you smack it up, flip it, slow it down
    Oh nooo Jimmy drop it"


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