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Lessons from Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj’s feminist friendship

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

Anyone paying attention to the world of pop culture knows that it’s a hostile one, with feuds and rivalries between artists being the norm.

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

Anyone paying attention to the world of pop culture knows that it’s a hostile one, with feuds and rivalries between artists being the norm.

wwbd

A feminist guide to getting through finals, Beyonce style

Before any of us students can enjoy the holiday season — or even notice that the Starbucks cups are now red — we have to cross the tumultuous terrain that is finals week. And it sucks. But never fear, Beyonce is here. 

Before any of us students can enjoy the holiday season — or even notice that the Starbucks cups are now red — we have to cross the tumultuous terrain that is finals week. And it sucks. But ...

About that dad’s social media discipline: Sometimes it ain’t that deep

This week, ever vigilant “Feminist Twitter” has been abuzz about a black father in Louisville, Kentucky who posted these photos (and caption) of his daughter after he found out that she had broken several of his house rules. The critique and skepticism of this man’s form of discipline have ranged from claiming it was unnecessary and counterproductive in the face of the “real” issues that this girl must have, to calling it slut-shaming and emotionally abusive. The general sentiment seems to be that posting pictures of his daughter online invokes a disciplinary tradition of humiliation that can only be harmful. How I do I feel about it? Well, my personal opinion is that: it ain’t that deep.

This week, ever vigilant “Feminist Twitter” has been abuzz about a black father in Louisville, Kentucky who posted these photos (and caption) of his daughter after he found out that she had broken several of ...

You stan like a girl: The problematic feminization of the Beyhive

Today I came across a headline from The Root about a potential Jay-Z and Beyonce collaborative album. The headline was as follows: The Beyhive’s Hysteria Over News of a Possible Beyonce and Jay Z Album.

Thus far, I’ve kept pretty much quiet about my theory that the Beyhive has been unnecessarily feminized. It’s something I began to think seriously about after Drake dropped his infamous line: “Girls love Beyonce.” But this headline immediately struck me as further evidence that the Beyonce fan has become synonymous with woman. And that gendering has prompted sexist assumptions about the women who like Beyonce’s music (and rendered Beyonce fans of other genders invisible). 

Today I came across a headline from The Root about a potential Jay-Z and Beyonce collaborative album. The headline was as follows: The Beyhive’s Hysteria Over News of a ...

Watch: Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies” performed as a dramatic monologue

I know Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies” has a disputed status as a feminist anthem. While some feminists bristled at the way the calls to “put a ring on it” seem to position monogamous marriage as the ultimate goal for single ladies, I always appreciated the way she speaks to a real frustration with one dude’s inability to commit, while defiantly claiming her right have fun with other men in the painful aftermath of a breakup. And regardless of the lyrics, it’s certainly been claimed as an empowering anthem on many a dance floor over the years.

Nina Milli’s dramatic rendition of the song for her Beyoncélogues strips it of its upbeat danceability and plays up both the pain and the defiance. ...

I know Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies” has a disputed status as a feminist anthem. While some feminists bristled at the way the calls to “put a ring on it” seem to position monogamous marriage as ...

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