— Beyoncé Knowles, Pretty Hurts from her self-titled album Beyoncé (2013).
Shine the light on whatever’s worse
Perfection is the disease of a nation
Shine the light on whatever’s worse
Tryna fix something
But you can’t fix what you can’t see
It’s the soul that needs the surgery
Blonder hair, flat chest
TV says bigger is better
South beach, sugar free
Thinner is better”
***Flawless (feat. Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche)
the height of feminism
THIS IS EVERYTHING
“Pretty hurts. We shine the light on whatever’s worst. Perfection is a disease of a nation. Pretty hurts. We shine the light on whatever’s worst. Try to fix something but you can’t fix what you can’t see. It’s the soul that needs the surgery.”—
Pretty Hurts, Beyonce
I’m having a visceral reaction to this song.(via racismschool)
“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 make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. A marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support. But why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? We raise girls to see each other as competitors not for jobs or for accomplishments, Which I think can be a good thing .But for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are.”— Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (via quarter-century-life-crisis)
"They rap but they don’t know what true rap is."
"They play rock, but they don’t know how to rock.”
"They’re funny when they don’t talk about being ___."
Always with the unnecessary commentary.
"The thrill of appropriation lies in accessing the perceived authenticity… Transfer to a white body elevates the action. It’s no longer primitive because while nonwhite culture is assumed to be rooted in instinct, white culture is one of intent… White people clamoring to up their cred by appropriating nonwhite culture do so hoping to be rewarded for choices that are falsely seen as inherent in people of color." —Ayesha Siddiqi
I’m sorry about this. Nobody who’s of one ethnicity should ever be allowed to enjoy things created by people of other ethnicities. Nobody who isn’t Asian is allowed to use paper any more. Nobody who is not Native American may eat corn or potatoes. You only get to do something if it was created by the ethnicity which you belong to, otherwise you’re just appropriating it and can’t possibly understand it.
i found the white kid
can we take a moment to think about how
- beyonce took “bow down/i been on”, a song derided by white feminists™ for being degrading to women and then extended it into her own little womanist manifesto with african feminist Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche’sspeech ON THE TRACK
- white feminists were on beyonce’s ass because she named her tour the mrs. carter tour, saying that she was loosing her independence and sense of self, SO NAMED THE ALBUM BEYONCE
- lady gaga spent 25MILLION DOLLARS marketing her flop of an album artpop, while beyonce spent NOT A DIME marketing her album, and in fact, had h&m and pepsi PAY HER to advertise two songs
- the US government can’t keep a damn thing secret and is scrambling to control “whistleblowers" while beyonce recorded 14 new songs with music video accompaniments while on tour, and NOBODY leaked what was going on
how many young black girls listening to flawless are gonna google that talk and probably end up on tumblr learning about black feminism and womanism and their whole fucking shit is about to change tho.
BEYONCE USING “FEMINIST” IN A POP SONG
Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and every other pop star who insists that they aren’t feminist can suck it.
THE QUEEN HAS SPOKEN.
What a terrible post, feminist with the pass oif the years are making their image worst and worst, Looking the fact that bouth gerders are treated like equal in the most part of the world, feminist nowdays have the only and express purpose that make “woman” superior to men and insis in the all treat of “girls first” and the “be a gentelman” whey they arent even interested in make the other gerder be all rignt.
and no talking about the fact thar the most of the feminist have a really brutal war agaist family, kitchen and be… femenine… and that mean, another women that are not the same intentions like theirs.
EXCUSE ME! BUT THAT IS CALLED DOUBLE STANDAR! and is why feminist are going down and down… the bad part… is, knowing them… will make thei “feminist sensces” angry like you can see =__=
By promoting feminism, Beyoncé is completely disrespecting men and destroying the institution of family.