I’ve Yet to Meet a Real One

Jan 6, 2010 | Pop Culture/Politics | 24 comments

A feminist that is.
They don’t stand up in outrage over shmucks like Hugh Heffner, they have no problem with millions of aborted little girl babies, celebrities who claim to be feminist parade around in outfits … well, calling them outfits is a bit of a stretch isn’t it?
And here is another example:
Beyoncé.
Didn’t she change her concert routines and outfits around to accommodate the morals or her middle eastern audience recently? When was the last time she offered to tone down her performance to accommodate the Bible Belt?
Well, she is at it again. She performed New Years Eve for
Hannibal Qaddifi (son of the crazy dictator) and a jerk known for his violence against women! A week earlier it’s “alleged” that this jem of a husband broke his wife’s nose, his staff evaded police and was he wisked away in a “black car” as she was taken to the hospital.
Nice.
This is just so pathetic.
I’ve never, ever been a “girl power” kind of girl, so Beyoncé’s big -n- bad, “Independent Woman” attitude has always bugged me but women everywhere should be outraged that she would profit from such a man.
“All the mommas who profit dollars”
Think Gal Pal Oprah will ring her up and chastise her?
Doubt it.
(Wonder if she is friends with that other young lady “vocalist” who was plastered all over the magazine covers a few months ago after getting beat up by her boyfriend?)
What makes me even more sick is all the young girl’s hanging on every word this woman sings. I personally know young girls, have heard Beyoncé’s lyrics coming across their lips, I’ve seen the train wrecks their lives are before the age of 17…where’s the empowerment the Beyoncé projects when you end up pregnant or try to harm yourself?
“All the single ladies.”

For the sake of your daughters, find a way to clear their Ipods of trashy females examples like this. There is nothing empowering about their examples or their lyrics.
I swear I am not a prude. – I like a sexy outfit and song myself but this is ridiculous and I’d like to see a little outrage! As moms we can be the real feminists. Teaching our girls the joy of being a girl, a young lady, a real woman – instead of an object, instead of teaching them that it’s OK to flit from relationship to relationship, (you don’t walk away without scars like all these songs want you to believe), We can explain to young girls exposed to this culture what it says about you when your boobs are pushed up to your nostrils every chance you get, when you are selling out to something you don’t believe in just for a really good paycheck or your 15 minutes of fame…there is so much more to be said here but
Mothers everywhere should be “throwing their hands up at me” and putting singers like Beyoncé out of business!

24 Comments

  1. Cathy

    You are swiftly becoming my hero!!! You are so right on about this I could not have said it better myself. I don’t worry so much for myself but I have a beautiful 20 year old daughter who is trying to walk the walk of a godly young woman…this world does not that make that an easy task.

    Prayer and faith in the power of God are our greatest tools in this raging battle.

    Another wonderful post!!!

    Thank you!!!
    XOXO
    Cathy

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  2. Bonjour Madame

    She performed for him in a private concert? As if she really needs the money. It seems she could be picky about things such as this and say no. This is a really good post.

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  3. Teri

    My 25 yr old daughter made it through high school/college with only a few choice friends… most girls were just too stupid to hang around with.
    Now I’m watching my 15 yr old daughter, and in a few short years, the girls have gotten even dumber! They lack respect for themselves, and think having a boyfriend is job #!, not matter how bad of a choice he is… Boggles the mind!

    My youngest has really bad learning issues in school, but in the common sense/good decision arena, she rocks! I wouldn’t trade that for straight A’s anyday!

    Teri

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  4. My Vintage Modern Farmhouse...

    Three cheers to you for posting this. I couldn’t agree more. I have never been a womans libber…loved the fact that I was a SAHM when I was able to. I must have done something right because my 26-year-old loves the Lord! Thanks Ang for stepping out and posting what people need to read.

    Hugs,
    LeAnn:)
    P.S. Luv your mama, she’s helping me get healthy!!

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  5. Gwynie Pie

    Girl Friend!!! You kicked rear today! Thank you. I’m going to be sharing your post with my friend Haley who diligently teaches the 10-12 yr old girls in our church about being a truly feminine God’s girl. She is always looking for articles, thoughts and ideas for “ammunition”. 🙂 And thanks for saying the words that I would love to say, but when I try — it comes out like word salad….just can’t express myself as eloquently as you have.

    I enjoy all your posts. Don’t always comment, but I’m “with ya”.

    Also love you belly shot. Pretty sweet.

    Gwyn Rosser @ The Pink Tractor
    http://www.gwynrosser.blogspot.com

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  6. Renita

    Amen!! The hyprocrisy about the feminist movement is astounding!! I love the simple plan of God for women — love Him, love your husband, love your children….awesome!!

    Renita Mc.

    P.S. I sent an email — do you respond to those??!

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  7. Mrs. B.

    AMEN and AMEN!

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  8. BonjourRomance

    Bravo! You are so right, it’s time to bring back the word ‘Lady’ – in every sense of the word!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, don’t worry about telling your ‘How we met’ story right now, you have alot going on. I know you and your husband are anxious to meet this new baby – now that is a story!

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  9. Jenny

    So true. I can only think of a couple of instances in college where I met a seemingly “true feminist” and they were not happy people. So funny you mentioned the Ipod situation. We do not have computer savvy girls (11 & 13) (their level of interest plus the fact that we give them so little computer time equals them being less likely to be overwhelmed by pop culture trash) and so I had the task recently of down loading songs they wanted. I nixed a few and discussed with them the issues I had with some of the lyrics, which in couple of them they said they had not fully understood. I am not thick though and realize that since they go to public school they are exposed to so many secular philosophies. And the strongest weapons we have as parents in this daily battle is as Cathy said….prayer and faith. Thanks for the insight.

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  10. Molly @ Star Cottage

    I completely agree 😉 However I’m not really in the loop when it comes to whats going on in the entertainment world. We do not have television, we only watch dvds and very limited on that as well, and we only listen to christian music and classical or jazz without lyrics. I was not always a christian so I know what’s out there, and truly what the Lord has saved me from. 😉

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  11. Miss Gracie's House

    WOW! You say it how you see it…and I *LOVE* it…couldn’t agree more. I very much enjoyed my visit here and will be back!
    Rene’

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  12. Parisienne Farmgirl

    Molly,
    We don’t have TV either but I do catch stuff thru “osmosis” especially being on the computer so much.
    Sometimes I try to NOT read the headlines cause there is stuff I just DONT want to know — like the TIger Woods junk.

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  13. Farmgirl Cyn

    One can hardly read the paper (I don’t) or watch the news (I don’t), or walk thru the grocers (I have to) w/o hearing some awful lyrics or reading some trashy headlines.
    Once again, well said Ang.

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  14. Anne~fiona and twig

    Good for you, speaking the hard truth that almost no one wants to hear.

    Your mama should be proud (she’s a pretty great gal, herself!) 🙂

    Anne

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  15. Castles Crowns and Cottages

    Well, BONJOUR! Comment ça va ma chèrie! Ca fait longtemps que on se voit! Merci pour être venue…ton blog est super, comme d’habitude, et celui de ta mère aussi. Dis lui “bonjour” de ma part! Et ta petite, comment va-t-elle? Bisous!Anita

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  16. char

    I am so glad a friend told me about your blog. You will be a hero to all young girls if their Moms will take to heart all you said. What a difference common sense can make. I think it becomes so easy to not take a stand with your kids that more and more things become common place and therefore less shocking. Trash is trash even if it is everywhere. The standard becomes lower the more you are exposed to it. Beyonce’ is just one of many who will sell their soul for fame and money. What a price!

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  17. *The Beautiful Life*

    Wow. Wow. Wow. Can you tell I’m at a loss for words? You TELL IT, girl! 🙂

    Ruth

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  18. Musings From A French Cottage

    AMEN, my friend!!!

    You are so right and I agree with you 100%. Have you seen the numbers of youtube videos featuring young girls and even babies doing the “Single Ladies” dance? It’s pathetic!!

    So glad you spoke up about this one.

    God Bless,
    Kathleen

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  19. RiverBend Farm

    I just came across your blog and glad I did! I’m with you 100% on this.
    I’ll be back to visit.
    Berte in Texas

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  20. Tina Leigh

    I dont listen to her nor many others like lady googoo or whatever her name maybe! My oldest son thinks googoo is all that….so I had to set him strait on what he has for an ideal woman! Great post!!!

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  21. mary from michigan

    Agreed. Again. Preach on, sistah! I try to teach my daughters that pretty is as pretty does. That involves the celebrity aspect. If they’re not deserving of adoration, we certainly won’t give it to them. Beyonce probably posed as a model for the Mattel Company when they manufactured the “Burka Barbie” as I’m sure she doesn’t mind that women are forced to wear these shrouds in 120 degree weather by Islamic dictators who also deem it their right to break their wife’s nose or to kill their daughters for being a victim of rape. Unbelievable!

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  22. 1 Frugal Queen

    You may be right about this, but I must say that Beyonce is not raising the daughters of the world. Having better relationships and prayer is a great start to developing and steering our daughters in the right direction. Beyonce is a entertainer, that’s what she does for money. I’d like to think that the parents who are raising their own children will guide them to know better and make the right choices and most of all, look to god for moral strength and judgement in making decisions that could affect them for the rest of their lives. God Bless.

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