flawless feminism

Topics: Gender, Woman, Female Pages: 3 (963 words) Published: October 2, 2014
I picked this song ‘Flawless’ By Beyoncé. In this song it has many different feministic views. There is a part in song which is by Chimamanda Adichie (“We Should all be Feminists”) which she is explaining what feminism is in our society. Also at the beginning she has a part form her song ‘Bow Down’ which can raise a few eyebrows on how Beyoncé feels about other women. Then she has another part in the song explain the different roles that she has learned from her family and how as women the way that we are we are all ‘flawless’ in our own way. Not necessarily saying that us as women there is nothing wrong with us. This is a perfect song for a young woman to hear, something that we can learn from in a way that most young adults relate to such as putting it into a song and by an artist that is very popular in the music world.

At the beginning of this song Beyoncé says ‘Bow down Bitches’. Which the word ‘bitch’ is such a simplistic sexist term. This term is used by all kinds of women. I know as a young adult me and my friends will use this term as just simply speaking to a friend not in a rude or derogatory way but as simply calling each other girl. The thing with this word is that the way and context that another women or a man uses it can be taking in a totally different way. Beyoncé later explains that when she wrote this song she had woke up in an angry aggressive mood. She says that she meant it in a way that if a person really hates you and doesn’t believe in you and you look at the person as in ‘bow down bitch’. Now I’m not sure as to why she felt that she should add that part into the song because the rest of the song is in such an aspiring feminist song.

‘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...
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