bell hooks wants Beyonce’s Lemonade to bring male domination and the exploitation of the Black woman to an end.
She wants Beyonce, (and her Lemonade) to unilaterally liberate Black women and ALL women, for that matter from a looming patriarchal society that just won’t seem to cut us loose. If anyone can do it, it’s Beyonce. Right?
So the MTV VMA (Video Music Awards) nominations rolled out yesterday, and shortly after, things got a little…well a lot heated on Twitter. Nicki Minaj, who felt she’d been overlooked, took to the social network to express herself. Unexpectedly, Taylor Swift had something to say (to Nicki) as well.
Did you know that red lipstick is symbolic for women who consider themselves Feminists? After WWI, suffragettes took to the streets of New York in defiance and to fight for the right to vote. It represents female strength.