Who Run the World?
Remember that great song by Beyoncé that hit the charts last year and quickly became our favorite girl power anthem?
“Who run the world? Girls? Who run this mutha? Girls…”
Well, “Amber” recorded a YouTube video calling Mrs. Carter out on this blatant untruth, and I think everyone should see it before they vote in November. (If you agree after seeing the video, please share this post.)
Not that the video is, like, at the intellectual level of a presidential debate or anything (<-best read with sarcasm, thank you) but here is a snippet of the kinds of thought-provoking arguments young Amber makes to counter Bey’s questionable claim.
Beyoncé: “Make your check, come at they neck.”
Amber: “Indeed, make your check, but be aware that your check is going to be significantly smaller than your male counterpart’s.”
Beyoncé: “Some of them men think they freak this like we do, but no, they don’t.
Amber: “I actually agree with you on this one, Beyoncé. Men certainly do not freak this the way our culture demands that women do. Men aren’t objectified in the same way or to the same magnitude as women are–if at all.
Beyoncé: “Disrespect us? No, they won’t.”
Amber: “Yes, they will. And they do. Often. I’d like to defer to a very famous doctor on this subject–Dr. Dre…” (She proceeds to quote Dre, which you really must see for yourself to fully appreciate.)
I don’t know about you, but I would pay big bucks to see Amber debate Mitt Binders-Full-of-Women Romney.
Can we say pay-per-view!?
Note: For those of us who have danced around the kitchen with the kids and cracked our smartphone screens from excessive jubilance while under the influence of said song, Amber has included this disclaimer to accompany her video:
“It’s a song. I get it. It’s just a song…This video is not about Beyoncé. It’s not even really about this song. My point is NOT that she shouldn’t have made this song because of X, Y, and Z. My point IS: Oh, Look! X, Y, and Z exist and this song is a great tie-in to a discussion of feminism. If you’ve watched some of my other videos, you would be able to sense the sarcastic tone. Relax.”‘