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16Beyoncé Labels Herself a “Modern Day Feminist”

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Beyoncé is many things: a singer, a model (?), a mother and yes, a feminist! Woo hoo! Or something. Although she was reluctant to give herself the title, Mrs. Carter discussed her views on all things ladyhood in the new issue of Vogue UK and admitted that she thinks a lot of shit needs to improve for women, but even she’s a bit apathetic when it comes to activism because who really wants to hear a woman raising hell about how unfair life is?

Take it away, Bey:

“I guess I am a modern-day feminist. I do believe in equality. Why do you have to choose what type of woman you are? Why do you have to label yourself anything? I’m just a woman and I love being a woman… I do believe in equality and that we have a way to go and it’s something that’s pushed aside and something that we have been conditioned to accept.”

She also talked about how she “met herself” when she had Her Royal Highness Blue Ivy:

“I feel like Mrs Carter is who I am, but more bold and more fearless than I’ve ever been. It comes from knowing my purpose and really meeting myself once I saw my child. I was like, ‘OK, this is what you were born to do’. The purpose of my body became completely different.”

Cue the EB readers who think she never gave birth! Come on, do your worst, guys!

April 3, 2013 at 12:30 pm by Jennifer
Filed Under: Beyonce

16 Responses to “Beyoncé Labels Herself a “Modern Day Feminist””

  1. Anonymous says:

    Said the imbecile who wrote a song about catering to her man’s every needs. Not a feminist, certainly not a modern one.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Some excerpts of ‘Cater 2 You’ by Destiny’s Child:

    I’ve got your slippers, your dinner
    Your dessert and so much more
    Anything you want, just let me cater 2 you

    I promise ya, I’ll keep myself up
    Remain the same chick, you fell in love with
    I’ll keep it tight, I’ll keep my figure right
    I’ll keep my hair fixed, keep rockin’ the hottest outfits

    When you come home late tap me on my shoulder, I’ll roll over
    Baby, I heard you, I’m here to serve you
    If it’s love you need, to give it is my joy
    All I wanna to do, it cater 2 you, boy

    ….The voice of women in 2013.

    • meh says:

      Is this for fucking real??

    • mireee says:

      Some excerpts of Independent Woman pt 1 by Destiny’s Child:
      Question, tell me what you think about me?
      I buy my own diamonds and I buy my own rings
      Only ring your cell-why when I’m feelin’ lonely
      When it’s all over please get up and leave

      Question, tell me how you feel about this?
      Try to control me boy you get dismissed
      Pay my own fun, oh and I pay my own bills
      Always 50/50 in relationships

      The shoe on my feet, I’ve bought it
      The clothes I’m wearing, I’ve bought it
      The rock I’m rockin’, I’ve bought it
      ‘Cause I depend on me

      If I wanted the watch you’re wearin’, I’ll buy it
      The house I live in, I’ve bought it
      The car I’m driving, I’ve bought it
      I depend on me, I depend on me

  3. jj says:

    She talks a lot of jibberish but what do you expect from someone who has her head up her ass

  4. leija C. says:

    LOL “modern day feminist”? Does Beyonce even understand how she got to where she’s at? It obviously wasn’t her talent alone. She is objectified and objectifies herself, and that has brought her fame, money and success. She’s actually riding off the back of female objectification. Oh the irony.

  5. pikki nikki polka pants says:

    yackity yack STFU! have we ever heard her talk about NOT herself? is that even possible?? definition of a blowhard, right here folks…

  6. Webster says:

    Feminist, her? The real feminists did all the hard work for her in days gone by so she could act the fool.

  7. luke says:

    Since when do feminists dress like sluts?

    • RayRay says:

      Gotta say I disagree with this. Women should be able to dress however they like without being viewed as just a sex object. Issue with Beyonce is, as leija says, she actually cashes in on her own objectification.

      • leija C. says:

        Correction: women should be able to dress however they want as long as they’re okay with being viewed as a sex object. You can’t expect a straight man not to be at least partially aroused if your half-naked.

      • leija says:

        Correction: women should be able to dress however they like as long as they’re okay with being viewed as a sex object.

    • mireee says:

      since shitlords like you decide to fucking police what we put on our fucking bodies. get out.

  8. mireee says:

    I do totally believe she is a feminist. She has an all-female band, and her songs are for the most part about female empowerment. She dresses showing off her body, but that is not objectification. She is taking stride of her own sexuality, showing off when she wants to show off and covering up when she wants to cover up. If any of you knew what objectification really means, you wouldn’t say she is doing it. She sees herself as an ACTIVE AGENT of her own sexuality, she takes centre stage, and she behaves like a queen, with confidence (Why don’t you love me, for example). Being objectified is taking a passive stance, having things done AT you, becoming the passive objects of the male gaze. Beyoncé definitely doesn’t do that.

    • ugh says:

      agree! “women should be able to dress however they like as long as they’re okay with being viewed as a sex object.” WRONG. Beyonce wears costumes to show off her body because she’s proud of it, showing off your body doesn’t mean you have to be comfortable with people viewing you as a sex object! Just because you are proud of your body and comfortable in your body and show it off, doesn’t mean when the catcalls come in you have to grin and bear it…”oh no, don’t dress how you like unless you want some guy to tell you how he would tap that ass!” Her ego is beyond insane but Beyonce presents an image of a strong beautiful woman who can support herself and I respect that – I’d say she’s a feminist

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