Fox spent much of its VMA coverage questioning Beyonce’s ability to promote feminism while being "extremely sexual."
Megyn Kelly labeled Beyonce’s message and lyrics as “skanky,” while a FoxNews.com article claimed the singer “seemed to ensure her behind was the focus on each song, all the while educating young viewers about feminism.”
On The Five, Fox hosts suggested “she’s auditioning for a future husband,” and Greg Gutfeld announced that ”the greatest thing about pop culture is convincing women that acting like strippers is empowering.”
What Fox failed to recognize is that expressing sexuality does not automatically remove a woman’s right to discuss equality. What the network did accomplish was righteously slut-shaming Beyonce and using her performance as basis to attack feminism as a whole. In reality, the policing of women’s sexuality, such as Fox’s, has been extremely harmful to progress toward gender equality in the U.S. The very same mindset has been used to dismiss women’s need to access contraception, and blame rape survivors for their own assaults.
If anyone is going to be shamed, it should be Fox and its irresponsible coverage of female artists.
FOX should be more concerned with reporting accurate information
Fox is one of the reasons we need feminism
on today’s episode of me having feelings, a series of tweets about “anti-rape nail polish.”
thank god someone said this. I was REALLY creeped out by that article.
next up on cnn: she wasn’t wearing the anti rape nail polish, so obviously she wanted it; what a whore.
If Geek Girls acted like Geek Guys via BuzzFeed.
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This is fucking awesome!
Best line: "Why are you complaining about ‘Men in Refrigerators’? There’s a male character in it, who cares if he dies?!"