Essay on Is Beyonce Not Be A Feminist?

1400 Words Sep 17th, 2015 null Page
A wife, mother, multimillionaire, iconic pop star, to many young women, a role model, and now a proclaimed feminist. Beyoncé has become the center of discussion when it comes to challenging our ideas of what modern feminism is. But what is feminism? In Mary Crawford 's textbook, Transformations: Women, Gender, and Psychology, she states, "Perhaps the simplest definition of a feminist is an individual who holds these basic beliefs: that women are valuable and that social change to benefit women is needed" (10). In Flawless, Beyoncé tries to tackle the more complex parts of feminism that others may misunderstand and otherwise view as contradictory. So, while others may suggest that Beyoncé cannot be a feminist, in Flawless, I argue that Beyoncé is in fact a great example of a modern feminist who through the use of lyrics and imagery in her song and music video, states that feminism is about empowerment, unlearning gender roles, and working to abolish social climates and expectations that are harmful and limiting to women. First, Beyoncé begins her song Flawless by letting girls who 've followed her career as a musician understand that her status as a powerful icon isn 't diminished by the fact that she started a family:
“I know when you were little girls
You dreamt of being in my world
Don 't forget it, don 't forget it
Respect that, bow down bitches (Crown!)
I took some time to live my life
But don 't think I 'm just his little wife
Don 't get it twisted, get it twisted”…

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