Tuesday, 8 July 2014
July 8 - Beyoncé, "Flawless" [feat Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie]
I don't even feel I need to say a lot here, do I? Don't we all love the shit out of this amazing lady?
I think the thing about Beyoncé is that she is just badass. I listen to her in the car when I'm on the way to work and the other stuff just won't cut it. Actually, probably fair to say that of all the ladies I'm going to write about this week.
She is all power and lack of apology. She gets what she wants because she believes she deserves it. She may be a complete asshole in real life, although I like to think that she just sasses about the place telling people things and being 100% right. I basically do not want this imagining to be proven wrong, ever.
"Flawless" is a particularly awesome track for its "I woke up like this" factor. I am buying a tshirt with this on it to sleep in. You cannot stop me. It is already in the mail.
I feel like saying "I woke up like this" is one of the most feminist artful ways of saying 'fuck you, beauty things'. Admittedly I am sure Beyoncé looks amazing a lot of the time, but maybe sometimes she forgot to take off her makeup and mixed $5 house red with Campari shots the night before.
Oh wait, that's not Beyoncé.
Here's the kick ass feminist bit for you, also:
And just because I'm feeling all Beyoncé tonight, here's the other one that rocks:
Now go home, learn the dance, meet me out at the club in 3 weeks (that's for you, Chris).