Beyonce is Destroying Your Daughter, Not Empowering Her
We seem to have lost any internal critical reflection in our society. We seem to blindly accept everything without giving it a second thought.
Some really great thoughts in this article on Beyonce and her new album. (note: lyrics are extremely sexual)
But, as I said, I could lob that criticism at most of what we consume in this culture. So much of it is bland, superficial, repetitious, existing for its own sake. Devoured quickly, with little intellectual effort, leaving you still hungry and slightly nauseated. I find it therefore annoying and confusing when people speak of Beyonce’s alleged genius, but the unwarranted intellectualization of vapid, empty nonsense is not the most troubling aspect of all of the Beyonce adulation in this culture. The most troubling aspect is that her music is called ”empowering.”
Never mind that “Beyonce” is more a brand than a person. The lady herself is a person, but what’s presented to the world is a carefully constructed and marketed product. It’s a narrative, a story, a walking and talking fantasy novel for girls. I don’t know how much of the final manuscript is Beyonce’s brainchild and how much comes from the team of people around her, but rest assured that everything we see is manufactured. This, after all, is a woman who hired a “visual director” to follow her around and document and stylize her every move.
Love to hear peoples thoughts on this.
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As I was writing this blog I was reminded of the SNL skit below for anyone who might say something negative about Beyonce. Enjoy