Fox spent much of its VMA coverage questioning Beyonce’s ability to promote feminism while being "extremely sexual."
Megyn Kelly labeled Beyonce’s message and lyrics as “skanky,” while a FoxNews.com article claimed the singer “seemed to ensure her behind was the focus on each song, all the while educating young viewers about feminism.”
On The Five, Fox hosts suggested “she’s auditioning for a future husband,” and Greg Gutfeld announced that ”the greatest thing about pop culture is convincing women that acting like strippers is empowering.”
What Fox failed to recognize is that expressing sexuality does not automatically remove a woman’s right to discuss equality. Instead, the network righteously slut-shamed Beyonce and used her performance as basis to attack feminism as a whole. In reality, such policing of women’s sexuality has harmed progress toward equality. The very same mindset has been used to dismiss women’s need to access contraception, and blame rape survivors for their own assaults.
If anyone is going to be shamed, it should be Fox and its irresponsible coverage of women’s issues.
it’s been a pretty good day and i think i’m gonna try my hand at this whole blogging thing. or not, it could be the vodka talking.
made apple vodka and accidentally made a drink that tastes like pie. and one that tastes like bubbly spiced apple cider. it’s been raining and it actually feels like fall today, which is exciting. too bad it’s going up to 80 on wednesday. today is the first time i’m wearing my newest sweater (i have so many. i’d say too many but no such thing). i got it for $5 at the goodwill and can wear as a dress or a sweater and it is beautiful. it’s got flowers all over it and isn’t too bright. it’s really good for layering so the only time i won’t be able to wear it is in the summer. i’m way too excited about this sweater.
i’m pretty sure that we’ve gone too far with the pumpkin/apple/spice/ginger/pie flavor/scent thing. seriously, so many thing everywhere but actual pumpkin is really cheap, so that’s good. i also found oktoberfest yuengling, i had no idea that was a thing.
my school emailed me about joining their leadership program and i have no idea why. i’m probably going to do it because that’s the sort of thing that looks good on resumes. my birthday is in less that two weeks and i’m kind of excited. 24 isn’t a big year like 30 but i think it’s going to be a good one.
i feel like i’m rambling and this probably isn’t going to be a regular thing.