Beyoncé (via fuckyesbeyonce)
this is the thing i don’t understand about feminists getting up in arms about beyonce saying “bow down bitches”
she’s clearly defending herself against critics
to me, the slur bitch only has power in men’s hands - and it’s often used to police women’s anger and aggressiveness (“that bitch”)
ironically, racist white feminists are policing beyonce’s anger through their criticisms - i wonder if it might in part be due to the fact that some of the anger is likely directed toward them
the most backwards thing i’ve seen is people acting like beyonce is “creating competition” between women - when she is literally RESPONDING to this kind of catty infighting to defend herself and even criticizes this kind of vitriol with the Adichie quote
there’s a difference between creating animosity and responding to it
she is situating herself as an ambitious woman with status who doesn’t apologize for it and who won’t stand for being torn down
it’s sad that feminists are threatened by that - it shows how deep their internalized misogyny (and of course, racialized misogyny) runs
White feminists are more critical of WOC than they are of their own. :/
“Thank you for this lovely blunt object which i will forever use as a weapon against self doubt.”
Commander Shepard at the VGAs Part I
because this cannot be on my dash too many times.
Seeing as the original video has now been blocked (surprise surprise) I have uploaded it to Tumblr. Because it is awesome.
Credit to the original poster who was *not* me.
#SHE DIDNT CHANGE MY LIFE, SHE SHAPED IT
Jamie Chung photographed by Marc Baptiste for Complex, Oct/Nov 2009