Growing up, I fucking loved Annie Lennox. “Walking on Broken Glass” was (and still is) my JAM, and I always thought she was a super cool feminist, but, not unlike Beyoncé (who she recently threw major feminist shade at), Annie has let me down. First, she slammed Beyoncé for her “feminist lite”, which I could get behind because thanks to Beyoncé’s STUNT QUEEN antics and thigh gap photoshopping, I’m starting to think that Queen Bey doesn’t practice what she preaches.
So, you wanna throw shade at Beyoncé? Fine. I hear you. But when you come on full blast with your passive-aggressive bullshit about how female popstars today and their twerking isn’t empowering them or doing anything for feminism, I have to roll my eyes. Because you know what’s not feminist? Telling other women what empowers them.