What does a stick of butter, a weeping willow, and a sneaker have to do with Feminism?

 

What does  a stick of butter, a weeping willow, and a sneaker have to do with Feminism?

 

I guess the answer to the question would be absolutely nothing. And yet in the feminist world both black and white there is a penchant or past time really of taking things/ ideas that have absolutely nothing to with feminism or empowering women and manipulating and painting over them until feminists hear whatever they want.  Usually it involves the personal preference of a few faux feminists who want to justify the stupidity of their personal choices so they invent reasons why their choice is cute/good/ feminist/ empowering and then go even further by encouraging that our a lauding it.

I’m here to tell black women: Do not buy into the hype.

What am I talking about? I’ll tell you.

I can’t seem to get away from the recent obsess….ahem fascination with Beyonce, and  I especially seem to notice how on black run sites like Clutch, Madame Noire, etc etc there is always an article about how black women ought to somehow look up to this woman.  But this isn’t about my dislike of Beyonce, no, this is about responders to an article about the responses to complainers about her half time show.

Apparently people were upset because she wasn’t  wearing any clothes.

Of course the feminist obfuscators as per usual manipulated the conversation until they got the desired results. She’s just a performer, she dresses that way to perform easier, she’s empowering, people are uncomfortable with black sexuality, blah blah blah.

And yet these same ‘feminist’ can’t point out the bigger picture, I don’t think I’ve ever recalled any male performer half naked and gyrating on stage. In fact  while Beyonce has built her career on the likes of her naked ass  I don’t see many men doing that.

Justin Timberlake (who is coming out with a new album) isn’t coming out with a fireman stripper outfit. In fact when he is performing he came out in….a suit and tie! Gavin Degraw isn’t naked, hell even Adam Levine isn’t half naked and gyrating when he performs. He is fully clothed.

Better yet all of these people are usually playing an instrument! Meanwhile I keep seeing these women who can do nothing but have light shows and dance around naked.

Second of all I have to ask this. If beyonce is trying to be empowering to women, why do women need to see her naked? Why do I need to see her gyrate? I already have everything beyonce has I’m not impressed.  Obviously she’s trying to draw in  a crowd that’s not women.

This is another reason why I had to walk away from the feminist community because crap like this is actually being touted as “pro” woman.

Being told that “women run the world”(in the words of beyonce) while dancing Naked is NoT  empowering. No matter how many definitions you twist it. Does. Not. Change. Facts.

Black women really need to be careful of people trying to sell them a feminist package. A lot of these people are just corporations trying to sell their message at any cost and they are able to get into bed with “women’s”websites like Jezebel. (I’ve often wondered who backs jezebel because no matter what they claim I will NEVER believe they are for women)

Black women also need to remember, that despite what Beyonce’s or( other women like her) claim in their music/ interviews, women are NOT running the world if they have to be naked (or as close as you can get) while doing it.

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5 thoughts on “What does a stick of butter, a weeping willow, and a sneaker have to do with Feminism?

  1. You are absolutely right! Men like to LOOK at naked and partially naked women, but they do not listen to what comes out of their mouths. You can’t be a leader if people do not respect what you have to say. Also, I have never understood why feminists want to promote over-sexualized behavior and very little clothing as empowering to women? It’s not!

    I actually like some of Beyonce’s song’s but I am not a fan of her stage performances. I’ve seen a few on Youtube and I was not impressed either. she needs to bring more than her body into the equation when she performs. Maybe she should learn an instrument, so she can do more than just gyrate in next to nothing. Beyonce has a pretty good voice (she’s no Whitney or Mariah, but still…), she doesn’t need to do a Britney. I think a lot of today’s singers (the women) are not sure of their talent so they take the low road to fame. And it does seem to be easier for those who are willing to strip down. But making money off your body is not empowering. As you noted, even the mediocre male singers keep their clothes on. They may do partially nude magazine promos (Adam Levine), but onstage they are fully clothed and doing more than just gyrating. Confidence in one’s talent is empowering.

    • You are absolutely right! Men like to LOOK at naked and partially naked women, but they do not listen to what comes out of their mouths. You can’t be a leader if people do not respect what you have to say. Also, I have never understood why feminists want to promote over-sexualized behavior and very little clothing as empowering to women? It’s not!

      THIS!

      • Could it be that they’ve taken the biological view of gender? – women don’t control anything, except their bodies, that means sex/procreation. So they want to flaunt in a you-can-look-but-don’t-touch way.

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