In a recent interview with Out Magazine, Beyoncé spoke out about the double standard that women face when expressing their sexuality.
She was quoted saying
“There is a double standard when it comes to sexuality that still persists. Men are free and women are not. That is crazy.”
As well as:
“You can be a businesswoman, a mother, an artist, and a feminist – whatever you want to be – and still be a sexual being. It’s not mutually exclusive.”
In December, Beyonce released a new album, which she had hoped would open up a conversation to address this double standard and start sparking a feminist response. Well, she was right. Women can learn 5 things from Beyonce’s album.
1. Her song Pretty Hurts questions the beauty standards that women are held to; many of which are self destructive.
2. Blow tells women that getting sexual pleasure should be a two way street.
3. Partition- Women should enjoy sex just like men– that includes feminists.
4. Mine teaches girls that motherhood and relationships can be tough for everyone.
5. Flawless teaches girls to be your own independent women (and do more than just be a housewife).
I think Beyonce is an great spokesperson for feminism because she is a popular figure who can incorporate the feminist message into a way that will be openly accepted. Plus she’s pretty much flawless.
What do you think?