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Why post a bunch of articles about Beyoncé, when we can just include them in one?

This week, Beyoncé has been making headlines, along with Jay-Z, about alleged marriage woes. But what couple doesn’t have marriage issues at one point in their relationship? Rumors have been circulating that The Carter Dynasty is falling apart, and the marriage is going to come to an end after their tour.

But if the family photo recently posted by Beyoncé is any indication that there’s no family drama going on:

 

Then, I’ll believe it when I see the report on TMZ.

 

 

In yet another piece of Beyonce news, she recently posed as Rosie the Riveter:

Some consider Rosie an icon that recognizes the contributions made by women during World War II. But some, actually see it as a slap in the face to all feminists, so much so, they wrote a long ass “Think Piece” about it.

From The Guardian:

Rosie dates back to the second world war, a symbol inspired by the women who took up the factory and munitions jobs left behind by conscripted men, and whose work undoubtedly moved the feminist cause forward by decades. But she represents a cynically whitewashed view of this, and her feminist credentials wear thin when you look into the history of her creation, and the background of those she was supposed to portray.

The bicep-curling version popular today was designed by a man, J Howard Miller, who took inspiration from tired, oil-covered workers but washed them down and dolled them up to produce his Rosie. Miller never intended his creation to be a symbol of female empowerment – she was used to encourage women to take up jobs in factories as part of their patriotic duty to the war effort.

His propaganda conveniently ignored the fact that women would have been expected to carry on with the housework once they got in, and then, after a war spent being paid nearly 50% less than their male colleagues, would be sacked. When we dress up as her, we’re dressing up as an airbrushed fib. Of course, some argue that this re-appropriation is dissent, but even if you believe that there’s still something problematic with the riveter symbol.

That problem is her lack of friends. More than 60 years after Miller put his head-scarved wet dream on to paper, she’s still feminism’s most visible icon of a working woman. Despite the fact that women make up the majority of the world’s poverty-stricken people, the poor and working-class still struggle to be heard amid a glut of middle- and upper-class icons – the Pankhursts, Germaine Greer, Virginia Woolf, Mary Wollstonecraft. Isn’t it time we found a new Rosie, a realistic representation of what it’s like to be a woman and work today?

 

And finally for all of you freaky-deakies out there, who’ve read 50 Shades of Grey, more than 50 times, the official trailer has been released and guess whose songs makes an appearance?  Ding, ding! You’re right, Beyoncé! Beyoncé recorded a new version of “Crazy in Love”, which is featured in the movie. Check it out below:

And that’s today’s Beyoncé news.

Why? Because, why not.

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  • I like the new version of Crazy in Love.

    I thought the pic of Jay, Blue, and Beyonce, was with Jay’s cousin and not Beyonce… I read that somewhere.

    • Me

      it does look like the woman/girl on the right has some really young non-beyonce looking like legs & arms the size of a teenager. & she’s wearing sneakers that look like they came from a kids section w/matching socks. i mean i guess it could be a grown woman, but it looks like a teen’s body w/teenage clothes on.

    • Jetty

      She is on her second tour of this year so she is actually quite thin. Also, if you check her instagram there are some pics where she is dressed down and she looks the same size.

  • Delia

    I love that first pic of her

  • Me

    beyonce just can’t win w/feminists. i knew as soon as i saw the pic, there would be something to say. funny that pic hits a sour note w/feminists & every time i see it all i think about is white feminists. meh… better luck next time beyonce. or maybe just quit trying to be accepted in the club. they clearly don’t want you.

    • NaomiCampbellsedges

      White feminists can fuck off.

      I wish she would call herself a womanist not a feminist, because womanism has the intersectionality that (white) feminism lacks.

    • Me

      except i know lots of bw who do the exact same thing that white feminists do. how many womanists have so much to say about what she wears on stage & how she sounds during interviews & yadda yadda yadda? they judge her monday thru sunday about how she reps herself, her black body, her female intelligence & the whole 9. her becoming a “womanist” would just make her a target of bw b/c they don’t have her back either. she just needs to do her & say f**k the labels.

    • Elizabeth Jones

      I agree. I hated when Beyoncé said she considered herself a modern day feminist because they will NEVER accept her for who she is. Every comment or song release by Beyoncé is put under a microscope from these miserable chicks who seem to take pleasure out of putting her down with every chance they get. If it’s not Beyoncé then it’s Michelle Obama. You can’t win with them.

  • i mean

    Bless your heart.

  • [email protected]

    I love the picture of Beyonce and her husband holding their daughter Blu Ivy. The first photo and the second photo are so great. I wish the best for Beyonce.