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So I am a firm believer of the phrase “Your feminism will be intersectional or it will be bullshit.” You can search for it in my tags, I’ve used it quite a bit (including yesterday). Learning more about not only feminism but intersectional feminism has been a really important process for me personally and I hope it is for you too. BUT MAYBE you’re not entirely sure what intersectionality means? OR MAYBE you don’t really see why it’s necessary? Akilah, Obviously is here to teach us all about intersectionality. (In case you’re super lost, burgers=men, pizza=women, cheese pizza=white women, deluxe pizza=black women.) She also does a lovely Bey shoutout, so obviously I love it. I just discovered the genius that is Akilah, Obviously and you guys should all go to her blog and YouTube channel and get to know her. I want to be her best friend.

All Hail the Queen? from Bitch Media

These appraisals are perplexing amid a wave of feminist ideology rooted in the idea that women own their bodies. It is the feminism of SlutWalk, the anti-rape movement that proclaims a skimpy skirt does not equal a desire for male attention or sexual availability. Why, then, are cultural critics like Freeman and Petersen convinced that when Beyoncé pops a leather-clad pelvis on stage, it is solely for the benefit of men? Why do others think her acknowledgment of how patriarchy influences our understanding of what’s sexy is mere “lip service”?

Dr. Sarah Jackson, a race and media scholar at Boston’s Northeastern University, says, “The idea that Beyoncé being sexy is only her performing for male viewers assumes that embracing sexuality isn’t also for women.” Jackson adds that the criticism also ignores “the limited choices available to women in the entertainment industry and the limited ways Beyoncé is allowed to express her sexuality, because of her gender and her race.”

One of the best articles about Bey I have ever read. Discusses race, black women, white feminism, media, patriarchy, and girl-on-girl hate. The fact that because Bey wears sexy clothes means she’s not a feminist? Because she’s super hot means she’s not a strong female role model? The fact that she wears a weave means she’s not “black enough” for you?

Through a career that has included crotch-grabbing, nudity, BDSM, Marilyn Monroe fetishizing, and a 1992 book devoted to sex, Madonna has been viewed as a feminist provocateur, pushing the boundaries of acceptable femininity. But Beyoncé’s use of her body is criticized as thoughtless and without value beyond male titillation, providing a modern example of the age-old racist juxtaposition of animalistic black sexuality vs. controlled, intentional, and civilized white sexuality.

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