When Beyoncé released ‘Bow down’ early in 2013, the critics were vicious, most criticized her use of the term ‘bitches’ as counter-feminist. In ‘Flawless’, Beyoncé remakes the 2013 controversial hit into a stronger more intellectually rooted feminist cry. For this she recruits none other than the award winning Nigerian wave making author Chimamanda Adichie using snippets from Adichie’sTEDxTalks on contemporary feminism. Click here to Watch
We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller
We say to girls: ‘You can have ambition, but not too much,
You should aim to be successful, but not too successful
Otherwise, you will threaten the man’
Whether writing best selling critically acclaimed novels or singing in a bright blue sequined leotards to an audience of screaming young people. Even better with ‘Flawless’ this time around we feel the words very close to home.
Article from: Ifeoma Offokaja Areh