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Beyoncé Feminist

Pop Stars like Beyoncé Leading the Conversation About Feminism: A Discussion Between Two Concerned Scholars

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 05.13.2016 | Women
Patricia Leavy, PhD

For the record, we both acknowledge Beyoncé's talent and appreciate why so many people, and women in particular, are applauding Lemonade, and perhaps seeing themselves in it. That's not our issue or focus. The impetus for this conversation was a post on Facebook discussing feminist scholar bell hooks' response to Beyoncé's visual album, Lemonade.

Beyoncé's First In-Depth Interview In Years Is All About Feminism

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 04.05.2016 | Women

The Queen is back -- and proudly wearing her feminist crown. In a rare interview with ELLE Magazine published Tuesday morning, Beyoncé explained the ...

The Pedestal Problem

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 07.23.2015 | Entertainment

We celebrate megastars with a collective fandom that verges on idol worship. You could post a photo of Beyoncé, for example, showing up at an awards ...

28 Of Our Favorite Feminist Jams Of 2014

The Huffington Post | HuffPost Women Editors | Posted 12.30.2014 | Women

It's been an empowering year for women in music. Beyoncé stood proudly in front of a FEMINIST backdrop at the VMAs, Jenny Lewis explained the complex...

Black Feminism Lite? More Like Beyoncé Has Taught Us Black Feminism Light

Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley | Posted 01.07.2015 | Black Voices
Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley

When a black woman stands up and declares herself a feminist, the response is never universal celebration.

Beyoncé's VMAs Performance Made A Very Clear Feminist Statement

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 08.26.2014 | Women

"Welcome to my world." That's how Beyoncé introduced her 17-minute performance at last night's MTV Video Music Awards. That world involves broadca...

Beyoncé Just Morphed Into The Feminist Icon Of Our Dreams

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 07.22.2014 | Women

Whether you like Beyoncé's certain brand of feminism or not, Queen B is confident in her beliefs -- and wants you to know about them. On Tuesday, ...

Why We Need To Ask Celebrities Whether They're Feminists

Amanda Duberman | Posted 08.06.2014 | Women
Amanda Duberman

When a celebrity says "I'm not a feminist," the problematic statement is not "I'm not a feminist." It's what they say after "because."

Feminist Activist Says Beyonce Is Partly 'Anti-Feminist' And 'Terrorist'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 05.12.2014 | Women

Famed feminist, author and social activist Dr. bell hooks has some qualms about Beyonce and the feminist perspective she projects. Hooks took part...

On Being Flawless

Megan Lent | Posted 05.11.2014 | College
Megan Lent

Obviously, we can't all be the queen, but we can still all be flawless. Some days, I like to streak eyeliner above my lids like I'm Cleopatra, wear my favorite vintage gold lamé lacket and floral Doc Martens, and take on the world.

A Black History Month Lesson From Beyoncé and Jay Z

Oneka LaBennett | Posted 04.08.2014 | Black Voices
Oneka LaBennett

The recent criticism of this influential pair can help move us toward a more complex understanding of how race, class, and gender intersect in contemporary popular culture.

Just When We Thought Beyoncé Couldn't Get Any Better, She Goes And Does This

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women

If Beyoncé's video album left any question as to her feminist credentials, the pop star's contribution to The Shriver Report has us bowing down all ...

A Definitive Guide To Celebrity Feminism In 2013

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 01.23.2014 | Celebrity

2013 has included some defining moments for feminism, most recently (and perhaps most momentously) in the form of Beyonce's "Beyonce." As we close out...

10 Celebrities Who Say They Aren't Feminists

Posted 12.17.2013 | Celebrity

Earlier this week, Beyonce further proved that she runs the world, when she released a surprise visual album. Predictably, it was nothing short of a m...

These Celebrities Have Some Issues With The 'F-Word'

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 09.06.2013 | Celebrity

A lot of powerful women who act like feminists in the sense that they "believe in the strength of women" seem to be afraid of the word. "I'm not a fem...

Beyoncé or Sasha: The Not-So-Fierce Feminist

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 06.04.2013 | Celebrity
Sheila Moeschen

Beyoncé, no one believes you are "just a woman" and no one believes you believe that about yourself, which is exactly why it is more important than ever to take the leap (more like one giant step, actually) and add "feminist" to your multifaceted identity.