Tag Archives: Beyonce

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

Tweet 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 [...]
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Photo of the Day: Beyoncé the Feminist

TweetBut don’t be fooled, folks — feminism is still dead. Tweet
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Watch: Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies” performed as a dramatic monologue

TweetI 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 [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetThe Department of Justice supports the inclusion of Alaska tribes in VAWA jurisdiction. Text with bell hooks. Kind of. Deaf inmate denied sign-language interpreters. Alternative Father’s Day cards. Surprise! People don’t understand how racism works. Very Important Feminist News.   Tweet
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The One In Which I Share My Entry Point To Feminist Thought

Tweet I want to tell you an old story. During my first year at Columbia, it occurred to me during a brief reverie that something was odd about the literature we were reading and how it represented women. In the margins of my notebook, I began making a branch of every book we read in Literature [...]
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