Emily Jimenez

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Emily Jimenez
English 161
March 27, 2017

Literature Review

In the present decades unlike the past, the word ‘feminist' has become a title to brand anyone who talks and writes about the feminine sex. After all the term is dynamic and it is always discussed and conferenced by both sexes in media and even the internet. Hence, the effect has taken its toll and feminism is now just knowing about and believing it, that all are equal but not taking any measures and fight to it. However being a feminist means being an activist of the feminine sex- not that the men sex is to be hated-by believing and having a stand for it that all the sexes are the same and equal in all categorical grounds. This will bring the diverse sex to one ideology and make each and every one a feminist, who understands what he/she is up for.

The authors main goal is to establish that the Lemonade album was dedicated to a specific audience, black women. Sydney Gore author of "‘Lemonade' Is A Love Letter From Beyonce To Black Women" believes that Beyonce dedicated this body of art to black women due to the way she narrates the struggle of black women. Struggles like fighting for equality, being viewed as a sexual objects and the fact that no help is given to the female. In the visual aspect of Lemonade a Southern gothic theme is presented as it is set in the deep South, that is more or less what black feminism is visualized in our minds. Beyonce tries to artistically show what it means to go about life dealing with depression, heartbreak, and anger. A major stick in the mud like the author mentioned was infidelity, although the point of the album wasn't directly to point out the struggle within her marriage, it was to force everyone to accept the truth—we are all flawed human beings. Her solution to all of this is trying to encourage women to believe in themselves and to keep hope alive, trying to create an environment to "protect black women".

In this article, " Beyonce and ‘Lemonade' are giving these feminist scholars so much to debate"
the author, Caitlin Gibson is trying to figure out whether Beyonce is pushing her progress or is just marketing her brand? Beyonce's visual album, "Lemonade"— portraits black womanhood, infidelity and redemption. Feminist activists bell hooks and Janet Mock shared conflict

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