This video by Beyoncé is getting very popular. “Run the World (Girls)” is an interesting title. Besides the aggressive posturing, gestures, and facial expression, I am not sure what kind of empowerment this video advocates, particularly with the oddly passive sexual dancing and extreme dress. The lyrics are not much help. However, I do think that having any kind of empowerment message coming from celebrities who are admired as much as Beyoncé is, has an influence on young girls–probably overall a positive one.
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