when “Beyonce” came out and i heard “flawless” for the first time i remember being really fucking excited. having feminism defined so simply and so boldly…and in a song bound to be performed in front of a such wide audience…thrilling.
The words “feminist” and “feminism” have never been taboo for me…i’ve never tried to hide my identification as such. but with the recent pop culture backlash (stupid), i worried that those words would go EVEN more the way they had in the past…steeped in negative connotations of joylessness, bitterness etc. even WITH a song like “flawless” doing so well.
and then last night. this. there it is. the whole thing. an ODE to the power of feminism. a BOLD declaration. a TRUTH. and no, feminism shouldn’t NEED an endorsement like this. it should just be something we’re all PROUD to declare. but sisterhood is POWERFUL and i think we all felt it last night, y/y?