Thursday, October 23, 2008

Gender social commentary

I feel that this is a very honest attempt at a difficult subject to address.

By Beyonce

Watch the WHOLE thing before reading.

I'm an English major and anyone who knows me knows that my last desire in the world is to bash men or any particular man. And I don't watch/listen to this and think, "Haha, yes! Boo men." Not at all. I think God has made only beautiful creations and I would never intend to say that men are all pigs or anything of the sort. 

However, I think this is a truly beautiful piece of social commentary. It speaks to something that I think guys don't... and maybe can't (?) get. And this song is coming from a married woman, which makes it all the more interesting. I don't think any male will ever truly understand or be able to estimate the fragility of the female heart. That doesn't mean we are weak. It doesn't mean that men are "bad". I just think that it was really brave of Beyonce to take such a bold step out and show the world what so many of us have been trying to say for so long. 

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