Beyoncé is on the cover of OUT magazine and featured in an extensive profile where she talks about feminism, sexuality, music and empowerment. We’re glad that Bey is finding a voice in her womanhood and I think she offers up some great advice about redefining what it means to be a successful woman.
Bey dishes on how women have multitudes and those multitudes include boning,”There is unbelievable power in ownership, and women should own their sexuality. There is a double standard when it comes to sexuality that still persists. Men are free and women are not. That is crazy. The old lessons of submissiveness and fragility made us victims. Women are so much more than that. You can be a businesswoman, a mother, an artist, and a feminist—whatever you want to be—and still be a sexual being. It’s not mutually exclusive.”
She talked about how she used feminism as a framework and source of enlightenment as she transitioned from being managed to becoming her own manager. “I needed to free myself from the pressures and expectations of what I thought I should say or be, and just speak from the heart. Being that I am a woman in a male-dominated society, the feminist mentality rang true to me and became a way to personalize that struggle…But what I’m really referring to, and hoping for, is human rights and equality, not just that between a woman and a man. So I’m very happy if my words can ever inspire or empower someone who considers themselves an oppressed minority…We are all the same and we all want the same things: the right to be happy, to be just who we want to be and to love who we want to love.”
Beyoncé looks good as usual but it’s nice to see her in a suit because ladies just look fierce in tailored suits.