Beyoncé Feminism

Beyonce's VMA Rebuke To Women Against Feminism

The Huffington Post Canada | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 08.25.2014 | Canada Music

Award shows like the MTV VMAs are ephemeral beasts, good fodder for a day or so of social media snark but there's often one enduring moment with l...

Beyonce Is A #WomanForFeminism

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.23.2014 | Canada Style

Beyonce has turned the Women Against Feminism movement on its head and all it took was a simple Instagram photo. On Tuesday, the "Drunk In Love" so...

The Problem With Beyhive "Bottom Bitch" Feminism

Real Colored Girls | Posted 02.16.2014 | Canada Living
Real Colored Girls

Is a feminism sponsored by the corporate music industrial complex as big as we can dream? Is the end game a feminism in which the glass ceiling for black women's representation only reaches as high as our booties? Can't we just love Bey as an amazing corporate artist without selling out the hard won accomplishments of our black feminist and womanist foremothers? Some would have us believe that somehow Bey's success is a step toward some dystopic vision of progress for black women. There may be empowerment for some folks but by and large it is a false hope steeped in capitalism and individualism, supporting the escapist desires of rampant pornographic consumerism.

Do Girls "Run the World" if They Do it Half-Naked?

Sandra Hawken Diaz | Posted 04.17.2013 | Canada Living
Sandra Hawken Diaz

Today, some people act as though sexism has disappeared. In fact, some seem to think women have advanced so far that feminism can be chucked into the dustbin of history.But if that were the case, why is my young niece bombarded with media images that make those beer babes look as innocent as Minnie Mouse? While artists like Lady Gaga and Beyoncé seem to present empowering messages about how "girls rule the world," in their videos they deliver that message half-naked, through pouting lips while humping the ground or spreading their legs.

Beyoncé: Feminist Or Fauxminist?

Vancouver Observer | Bianca Pencz | Posted 04.26.2012 | Canada Living

By Bianca Pencz, Vancouver Observer Today, Beyoncé was chosen by People Magazine as the “World’s Most Beautiful Woman” in 2012. With Sas...