Beyoncé Slams The Double Standard Affecting Women When It Comes To Sex

She says that women can be a lot of things and still be feminists…


by Sophie Wilkinson |
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Beyoncé has taken to task the double standard that affects women when it comes to sex. The Pretty Hurts singer, looking so pretty it hurts on the cover of Out magazine, said in the accompanying interview: ‘There is unbelievable power in ownership and women should own their sexuality.’

She also pointed out that men are allowed to do so much more with their sexuality, whereas women are still restricted: ‘There is a double standard when it comes to sexuality that still persists. Men are free and women are not. That is crazy. The old lessons of submissiveness and fragility made us victims. Women are so much more than that.'

The self-professed feminist, is so incredibly dedicated to the cause that she’s written for weighty social policy journal The Shriver Project to proclaim that gender equality is a ‘myth’, included a segment of a TED on feminism by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in her song Flawless and performed in front of a massive screen with huge lettering spelling out the word ‘FEMINIST’ in hot pink throughout the European leg of the Mrs Carter tour.

But she also called her tour the Mrs Carter tour, does sexy dances, strips for husband Jay-Z (and the world) in her Partition video and sings kind of brazenly about sex. Still, she'd argue that’s the whole point – she can do all of that and still be a feminist.

‘You can be a businesswoman, a mother, an artist, and a feminist – whatever you want to be – and still be a sexual being,’ she explained, according ‘It's not mutually exclusive.’

Oh how do we love Beyoncé, let us count the ways…

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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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