-- an ongoing and generally unimportant record of personal grievances and things i like
previously alongwires, vonberno
Beyoncé's super secret album just dropped this morning, causing quite a stir. In one of the songs, “Flawless” she samples Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's TEDx talk on feminism. In the song she says:
We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller
We say to girls – you can have ambition, but not too much
You should aim to be successful but not too successful otherwise you will threaten the man
Because I am female I am expected to aspire to marriage
I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important
A marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support
But why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same?
We raise girls to see each other as competitors not for jobs or for accomplishments,
Which I think can be a good thing
But for the attention of men
We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are
Feminist: A person who believes in the economic, social and political equality of the sexes.
Added bonus: book critic Maureen Corrigan’s review of the book.
BEYONCE FUCKING PUT CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE ON **FLAWLESS WHICH IS WHAT BOW DOWN BECAME. OMG.#WOMANISM
goddamn. I might have to drop $15.
Beyoncé just released her 5th studio album on iTunes, it’s 14 tracks long and comes with a music video for each of them
I FEEL SO BLESSED