Tag Archives: Beyoncé

The burning – what of it?

No! Thoughtful as her response to the burning is, and chilled as many of us are by the symbolic violence made manifest, I cannot simply accept not only expecting but demanding more of emancipatory movements than we do the establishment that oppresses them as a point of departure.   Can we reasonably expect or even demand,

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The Beyoncélogues: because every one of Beyoncé’s songs is a serious monologue

So after my post on Beyoncé-feminism, I’ve gotten a lot of flack from the Beyhive. Don’t get me wrong, I’m here for Queen Bey. It’s not so much her and her music that I have a problem with as it is with what these represent for the advancement of the political movement I’ve dedicated my life to.

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Feminism is not for everybody, although it can be

This morning I read Danielle Bowler’s commentary on the good versus bad feminist debate in her column We are all bad feminists, and that’s okay. While I’m all for a nuanced and reflexive critique on feminisms and their limitations in order to better develop and strengthen the movement, I found myself puzzled by what read to

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