English / Entertainment / Music / Thoughts / Women

Help me out!

Last week Beyoncé issued an essay stating that Gender equality is a myth.


Why oh why has she become a feminist warrior if what she does is in contrast to what she preaches?

Browsing on the net about this statement, I know I am not the only one who are left confused with the contradiction of her message.

Yes, she is empowered. She is one of the richest entertainers in the industry and she is even married to one. She earns her money and fame by working hard starting from her youth.

Equality will be achieved when men and women are granted equal pay and equal respect.

How could she demand respect when she positions herself as a sex object for another gender? Preaching about gender equality while wearing skimpy and much revealing outfit (I have seen enough of the glitter bodice) does not help her convincing her message. Skimpy is different than sexy. Sexy can be classy while skimpy, nahh.

We have to teach our boys the rules of equality and respect, so that as they grow up, gender equality becomes a natural way of life.

Begin with your own husband honey. He raps in his song about bitches referring to women.

As a married feminist I have been left confused with Beyoncé. I am not her hater though, I am just confused. She might see wearing skimpy clothes as an act of empowerment, not being shy of her own sexuality while to me it is a part of her marketing machine to gain more income and fame. This huge contradiction is an obstacle for me to understand her message well. Can anybody help me out?


8 thoughts on “Help me out!

  1. Duh dia nggak konsisten ya mbak…setau aku, dia itu sangat terobsesi untuk menjadi kurus….kurus dan kurus sampai2 diet ketat. Ya udah jelas sih bertentangan dengan “feminist” yang nggak mau didikte oleh siapapun, termasuk media dalam hal menentukan seperti apa tubuhnya. Simone de Beauvoir bisa marah marah nih kalau masih hidup 😀

    • Aku gemes aja liatnya karena Beyoncé kan banyak fansnya anak muda. Kenyataannya sampe sekarang kalo perempuan berpakaian minim akan tetap dilihat sebagai obyek oleh pria. Lah, gimana bisa dianggap serius apalagi lagi menuntut persamaan hak. Pesannya dia ngga sesuai dengan kelakuan.

  2. mbak Yo, ini theme-nya ganti lagi, gitu?
    Terakhir baca blog mbak Yo dari tab, hari ini baca dari kompi kantor, dan… rasanya beda, deh.. *OOT* 🙂
    Ehem, beyonce ya? Aku no comment, udah cukup ngelus dada aja liat cara pake baju dan dandannya.. hihihi…

    • Ngga kok Fit. Ini theme yang sama cuma themenya responsive. Kalo buka ditablet & smartphone berurutan kebawah, side bar sebelah kanan hanya keliatan di PC & laptop. Aku ngga ngerti otoritasnya Beyoncé untuk kesamaan hak perempuan dan laki-laki selama dia masih pake baju sexy ngga penting gitu. Penyanyi kan denger suaranya bukan lihat badan, kan…kan?

  3. As far as I can see she’s just another entrepreneur in the entertainment business exploiting her assets. And she is using ideals as some of her tools at best.

    • Me too, she’s too omnipresent now which would do no good for her brand, just like Gwyneth Paltrow & JLo if you know what I mean.

Tell me what you think

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s