Isn’t it wonderful that Beyonce has found something else to feel “empowered” about. Of course noone blames her for living in a Californian bubble, but many ARE beginning to ask the question of just how much more irritating the Barbie-doll-smiled-sensation can get during her nine month term before the media start ignoring her. In my view, she’s pushing the limits pretty fucking far as it is.
“It’s been great,” she says of her pregnancy, “I feel free. I feel very empowered.”
But apparently, I’m not the only one. The patience of Beyonce’s friends is already beginning to wear thin, as the pop star freely admits.
“I was just wondering how it’s going to be when one day I am pregnant and everyone’s like, ‘Oh god, I don’t want to hear this again,’ ” she says.
Yes, NEITHER DO I! Alas, this is what we do and this is what people want to read about, so here we go.
“But I’m happy that people were happy and I actually didn’t announce it in a statement. I said it’s better to just show everyone.”
As Beyonce is the first woman in the world to ever get pregnant, I think it’s vital we learn more about her latest discovery:
“I smell everything. If it smells bad I smell it, if it smells great – I love it.”
Whenever I have seen Beyonce in interview, she always gets asked the same question: “Your songs are all about empowering women, could you tell me more about that?” The answer is always something like “Yeah, I just think we’re so great, you know, us women, we’re just awesome. Man, I just think we’re cool.”
With such articulated and well thought-out ideas, it’s no wonder we must all look to Beyonce to guide us in the ways of feminism. Certainly, stripping off to your underwear and jiggling your rear suggestively into a close-up camera may be conceived as empowering. But there are others who may say it is degrading and only encourages the age-old notion that it’s OK to look at women as merely sex objects. And certainly singing about women ruling the world is just farcical.
To quote the famous CWD blogger, Lee: The hypocrisy surrounding mothering and releasing a song which intimates that women run the world is astounding. Certainly the women harried into prostitution or sold as sex slaves in third world or eastern European countries would argue that they don’t run the world, as would rape victims and those trapped in exploitative industries, and with Beyonce dressed and dancing like a stripper in her video there is some question as to whether girls do run the world or not. Its certainly been a man’s world until now and they’ve only managed to make a mess of it.