“Variations of Beyonce’s body suit can be found in brothels, strip clubs, and red light districts across the world – where sex is for sale and it happens to be dispensed through a woman’s body. In those surroundings a suit like Beyonce’s would look far from glamorous. Maybe just downright heartbreaking as a woman somewhere becomes an object, available for the gratification of a desire – at a price dictated by her ‘managers’. Next time you’re presented with a shortlist of people in popular culture who you should spend time with or commend, think about how many young girls want to be just like Beyonce: Beyonce who sings ‘Bow Down Bitch’ and wears sheer bodysuits and high heels, singing about making money and being independent.”
What we fail to realize is that beyond the glamour, Beyonce is an object, just like the women who sell their bodies for sex. Beyonce is not the independent woman she claims to be. She relies on a team of people to create her image and maintain it. Her life is not her own. She is here strictly for our entertainment. And because we are entertained, we forget the tragic women who are dressed just like her, who’s lives are dictated by the streets.
5 Reasons I Agree With This Open Letter To Michelle Obama About Her Beyonce Admiration was originally published on hellobeautiful.com