Beyonce doesn’t run away from the word “feminist,” instead she chooses to embrace it. First in her most recent album, with the song “Flawless” and its fantastic spoken word intro by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Nigerian feminist, and again at her VMA performance, where she proudly stood in front of a gigantic, 10-foot tall “FEMINIST” as the crowd screamed in delight.
But many narrow-minded, conservative idiots chose to look at Beyonce’s performance as a blemish on the face of feminism because Beyonce’s dance moves and lyrics were sexually explicit, and therefore, wait for it… SKANKY.
There is a huge problem here, and it is directly related to the ownership of female sexuality. Thanks to the marginalization of women since the dawn of fucking time, female sexuality is jolly good fun when presented from a male gaze, but is deplorable and horrible and dangerous for the feminist movement when presented from a female gaze.
Female sexuality and the female body exist solely for the pleasure of females. What I do with my body should not be anybody else’s concern, nor does it somehow diminish my argument for female equality. The only time you should be concerned with my ass jiggles or titty shakes is when I’ve decided you are worthy of my affection and of looking at/and or touching my independent and beautiful vagina.
SEXUALITY IS NOT A SIN, IT IS NOT AN ARGUMENT FOR MISOGYNY AND IT IS CERTAINLY NOT AN EXCUSE FOR YOU IDIOTS TO RAIN DOWN TORRENTIAL SLUT SHAMING UPON A WOMAN.