Entertainment June 12, 2017
She's helping make feminism more relatable to ALL women.
You may think you love Beyonce, but do you love her enough to write a whole dissertation on her?
Well, Molly Inglis from the University of Warwick just did. The dissertation focuses not only on Queen Bey herself, but also on the wave of feminism she has created, called “Beyonce Feminism,” and how the artist is paving her own way in the feminist world.
The dissertation that Molly wrote is important because it makes feminism much more relatable, specifically to a younger generation. Many young adults are unclear about what exactly it means to be a feminist.
Girls can now look at “Beyonce Feminism,” and see that being a feminist means being a powerful, independent woman who supports others.
Her celebrity status brings a fresh face to the feminist movement. There is a stigma around feminism that it is for uptight, hippie females who hate men. But with Beyonce spearheading the movement, women can see that it is for everyone.
She defeats the stigma that surrounds the feminist movement, because, come on, who doesn’t love her?! Additionally, she shows that being a feminist is not subject to being a white women, and that ALL women can be feminists.
Beyonce has always been a strong proponent of the feminist movement. However, Inglis argues Queen B’s albums and songs have taken the movement to a whole new level. Two of her strongest feminist albums are her self-titled album, and her newest album, “Lemonade.”
The actual dissertation is 66 pages and goes into detail about how certain songs from Beyonce’s album have helped her become the authority figure of an individualized and powerful feminist movement.
Additionally, Inglis talks about Beyonce’s role as a women of color. Molly believes that “The criticism Beyonce gets for embracing feminism comes because she’s a black artist,” per the BBC.
We cannot undermine the work that Beyonce is doing just because she is a celebrity. She is doing work to promote women being more in charge of their lives and to make themselves be heard.
Whether you are a fan of Beyonce or not, this is a movement all women should get behind.
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