said: beyonce has mocked tina turners abuse and is married to a misogynistic pig. she's no god
not that i actually like jay-z’s verse in an otherwise near-flawless album but here’s an article from the root attempting to explain it:
Because there have been so many essays taking Jay Z to task since Beyoncé’s album was released in December, I’m well-versed in the argument that his lyrics, joking or not, go too far. But the hype is just that.
Jay Z is in no way condoning domestic abuse on that verse. He’s drunk-talking—hence the song’s title—to his wife, who has been playfully trash-talking to him. By the middle of the verse, he, too, is talking trash about what he’s going to do to her sexually—and, most important, with her consent. I mean, she’s drunk-giggling in the background of the video as he talks drunk mess on a song called “Drunk in Love.” If his wife is fine with him talking about rough sex, what is the problem here?
Is an Ike Turner allusion the best choice? No. But in context, there’s nothing to see here, folks. Drunk married people are playfully saying drunk words to each other—he even says, “I’m nice,” i.e., drunk—right before they “surfboard.”
I know that drunk Beyoncé is a little jarring for some, but at 32, if she wants to get drunk and then be “filthy” with her husband, that’s her adult and wifely right to do so—and her prerogative to sing about it, even at the Grammys, because she’s a “Grown Woman.” (source)
so no i’m not a fan of the lyric either but i don’t think she condones domestic abuse. and in the last decade with beyoncé and recently with blue ivy, jay-z has at least admitted that he does regret some of his past lyrics and attitudes (which i think he wouldn’t have done without meeting someone like beyoncé)
even zeus made mistakes, no god is perfect
said: being a feminist has NOTHING to do with being white, or black, or any other skin colour. it's about women being equals. STOP trying to divide women agents each other by saying 'white woman' would never, blah blah. You are missing the WHOLE point!
umm i’m going to assume you’re talking about the beyoncé gif post.
1) nobody said fuck all white women or anything of the sort so check your fucking attitude before you waltz into my inbox with that shit
2) here are some pop artists (with decent-sized fan bases) who have said they’re not feminists:
- madonna: “I’m not a feminist, I’m a humanist.”
- kelly clarkson: “No, I wouldn’t say feminist — that’s too strong. I think when people hear feminist, it’s like, ‘Get out of my way, I don’t need anyone.’ I love that I’m being taken care of and I have a man that’s a leader. I’m not a feminist in that sense.”
- katy perry: “I am not a feminist, but I do believe in the strength of women.”
- lady gaga: “I’m not a feminist. I hail men, I love men, I celebrate American male culture – beer, bars, and muscle cars.” (although she has since changed her views and now says she is a feminist)
- ginger spice: “For me feminism is bra-burning lesbianism. It’s very unglamorous.”
- carrie underwood: “I wouldn’t go so far as to say I am a feminist, that can come off as a negative connotation. But I am a strong female.”
- lana del rey: “For me, the issue of feminism is just not an interesting concept. I’m more interested in, you know, SpaceX and Tesla, what’s going to happen with our intergalactic possibilities. Whenever people bring up feminism, I’m like, god. I’m just not really that interested.”
beyoncé was unsure about her stance on feminism in the past (she said “I guess I’m a modern-day feminist”) but has since obviously grown and changed her perspective and she’s proud of it unlike some of these other women who just so happen to be… like… white…?
Grace Kelly photographed by Howell Conant, 1955.