Beyonce Talks Feminism And Equality

Someone on the internet once said “Always be yourself, unless you can be Beyonce. Always be Beyonce.” Beyonce is a super human. I mean, she has an alter ego for goodness sake! And she’s always fabulous. I cycle through spirit animals as frequently as I switch Ben & Jerry’s flavors, but Beyonce was my first spirit animal.

Her most recent song “Bow Down” has offended a lot of ladies because of its lyrics: “Bow down bitches.” But Queen B said she was just trying to put it out there that she’s more than Jay-Z’s wife. Everyone freaked out that Beyonce had turned into a horrific anti-feminist monster.

Well, in her latest interview with British Vogue she clears up that she isn’t just a feminist, but she’s a modern-day feminist.

“But 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? I’m just a woman and I love being a woman. I do believe in equality and that we have a way to go and it’s something that’s pushed aside and something that we have been conditioned to accept.”

I’m just going to forget she said the “I guess” part. What exactly does it mean to be a modern-day feminist?

Feminism certainly has changed as women have become more equal, but we’re not completely equal as we are constantly reminded on a day-to-day basis. And Beyonce is totally right that we have a long way to go here. It is something that’s pushed aside. I mean, we’re putting up with things like super sexist ads and “easy” to use products just for women.

The beauty, really, of modern-day feminism is that it’s changing with us. You’re going to hear different definitions from different women, and that’s okay. The important thing is that the bottom line is about equality.

Feminism is the belief that the sexes should be equal. You don’t have to go to rallies and stop wearing pink or anything to be a feminist. You can wear heels and be a feminist. Guys can be feminists too!

It’s nice though to hear a celebrity say the F word, though because so many of them don’t. Katy Perry said she’s not a feminist and left us all shaking our fist at her. So while people are up in arms about Beyonce using Mrs. Carter for her tour name and titling her song “Bow Down,” it doesn’t change that she is a feminist.

And we’re happy to have Sasha Fierce in our corner.

What do you think a modern-day feminist is? Do you think you’re a feminist? Tell me in the comments!

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  • Rose

    But 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? I’m just a woman and I love being a woman.”…

    This the part I agree with most..I believe in equality why do I HAVE to be feminist? Can’t I just be a happy person who want equality? I also think Skunks are the cutest thing ever! I also have a creepy interest in death! Does that make me a psycho/sociopath? Or homicidal/suicidal? NO! Don’t label me I don’t need a label to believe what I want…I believe in God, but I don’t believe in everything religious…am I a bad christian? Good for Beyonce for being a feminist! But I don’t give a fuck if people like Katy Perry say they’re not!

  • Kiera Bolden

    We shouldn’t look to entertainment artists for political or philosophical words of wisdom. I mean, you’re asking a music artists who gets paid by her sex appeal, ask her about feminism, and then act shocked by her ignorant answer. It’s stupid. This article is stupid. Period.

    • Kiera Bolden

      *You’re asking a music artist who gets paid by her sex appeal about feminism.

    • LittleRedWolfGirl

      I think the point was that she DIDN’T give an ignorant answer. Just because you’re famous doesn’t mean you’re stupid. I’ve heard a lot of really smart things come from the mouths of celebrities. I’m tired of the idea that those in the entertainment industry shouldn’t get involved in politics or start talking about topical issues. That’s bull. They’re people too, and have every right to voice their thoughts and opinions on these matters. They have a voice, and I think it’s great when they use it.