Black Women Shouldn’t Be Feminists

Posted on February 1, 2014

Beyoncé changed my way of thinking when it comes to feminism. But instead of making me want to go publicly burn a bra, she made me doubt the whole movement. Let me explain.

I was listening to Beyoncé’s new album this morning on my way to work, DEEP in that “Flawless” (cause I woke up like this … Bow Down), and the words of Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche hit me a bit differently. As most know, Bey’s song features Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche giving a full explanation of what feminism is. She lays out all of the societal constructs that limit women and their place in the world. In particular, she explains how women are told that they are to be defined by men, either that they are to actively seek marriage or just plain serve a man.

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