Posts Tagged ‘pseudo-feminism’

Sexist Comments of the Week: What Is Beyonce’s “It”?

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Last week, my post on the Top 5 Pseudo-Feminist Anthems inspired a spirited discussion over what the meaning of "it" is. The "it" in question appears twice in one pronoun-heavy line from Beyonce's "Single Ladies": "If you liked it then you shoulda put a ring on it.
What is this "it"?

Top 5 Pseudo-Feminist Anthems

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After much discussion of traditionally feminine passivity in ostensibly empowering lady-pop, I think it's high time for a list. Ever since the Spice Girls made "Girl Power" cool, sexy, and (above all) lucrative for record producers, empowerment has been a convenient posture for pop music to assume—lyrical cognitive dissonance be damned!
Amanda Marcotte of Pandagon put [...]

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