Saturday, November 22, 2008

While we're on the topic of Beyonce's work, check out this post from Jezebel.com on how Bey's song are often misunderstood.

I've had my own arguments with guys about the Destiny's Child song "Bills, Bills, Bills." While some say she was exhibiting gold-digging tendencies on this track, if you listen carefully you'll notice her lame man is running up her cell phone bill and driving her car all the time and she just wants him to start pulling his own weight.

Songs like "Cater 2 U" pushed some women's buttons and now "Single Ladies" is being flagged as anti-feminist by some who think the song implies that marriage is the goal of all single women.

Jezebel editor Tracie Egan, however, isn't buying it and does a pretty good job defending Bey in the aforementioned post.

But what do you think? Are Beyonce's songs girl power anthems or just mainstream radio fodder that sends unhealthy messages to young women? Or maybe you think it's just entertainment and we should all just take it as that.
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  2. I don't listen to Beyonce'(just can't get into her whole thing for some reason) but i think its just entertainment and a lot of people really fail to listen to lyrics anyway. And most men just looking at her anyway and could care less what she is saying.

    I do own Writings on the Wall and did get that the song wasnt about being a gold digger.

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