What is Feminism? ….. With KLM Ignite Your Faith!

November 18, 2014

Since her days with Destiny’s Child, Beyoncé Knowles, A.K.A Mrs. Carter, has been loved by many. But it seems that the “Queen B” is catching some buzz. The singer recently performed at the MTV Video Music Awards where she performed fifteen of her newest songs including the hits, “Partition,” “Drunk in Love,” and fans favorite, “Flawless.” This was a night of glory for Knowles, in which she even had a heartfelt moment on stage with her husband Jay-Z and their daughter Blue Ivy. She also gained the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award to top the night off; but by the end of her performance she proclaimed herself to be a feminist and some people are less than thrilled. Feminism was made popular in the 1980’s. Feminism is defined as, “The doctrine advocating social, political, and ALL other rights of women equal to those of men.” Pop singer and icon Annie Lennox expressed her views on Beyoncé’s performance and is evidently outraged. The former Eurythmics band member discredits the Queen B’s stance on feminism, referring to her as “feminist lite.” Shade or no shade? Feminism has never been a widely accepted practice and Lennox has now sparked a national debate. What is feminism? There is obviously a variance in B’s views on feminism and the “Put a Little Love in Your Heart” singer Annie Lennox. In a melting pot society, different views are fine, but is it fair to call Beyoncé “feminist lite?”