“I guess I am a modern-day feminist. I do believe in equality. Why do you have to choose what type of woman you are? Why do you have to label yourself anything?” – Beyonce
Labels are for cans not people! Instead of debating over and over again what a feminist is, we need to use our actions more than our words. Ms Carter certainly is!
Although I don’t think Beyonce’s new album is as good as her older ones I think it reflects where she is in life. Beyonce’s always been sexy but she’s never pushed the envelope into the XXX category until her self-entitled album. Some people think it’s too much, they call it vulgar, and say Beyonce’s becoming a bad influence for children. But I say otherwise.
Beyonce is a 32 year-old wife and mother. I hate to tell you what you missed out on that day you skipped 7th grade health and they gave “the talk” but Beyonce didn’t get Blue Ivy from a stork, or a surrogate mother (despite media rumors). I feel that at this point in Beyonce’s career she has the right to be sexy. So what if sex sells? At this point Beyonce’s not in it for the money, she’s in it for the craft. The truth is everyone woman and man alive is a sexual being. I think what Beyonce wants to do is show that mothers have the right to be sexual beings and mothers. What her new album does is opens up discussion for what is and isn’t healthy in a sexual relationship, in addition to bring up what is and isn’t proper public conduct for a new mother.
Maybe we should read between the lines of Beyonce’s new lyrics. Someone as big as Beyonce doesn’t allow lyrics about domestic violence enter one of her songs without purpose, and then avoid answering questions about it for no reason. Beyonce’s keeping quiet for this reason and this reason alone: Queen B isn’t suppose to tell you what to do, she just tells you what to think about.