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Respected Feminist Bell Hooks Says Beyoncé is a Terrοrist

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No one enjoys seeing popular black women go after each other in public, but disagreements occur all the time.  Now, Belle Hooks is putting her hooks into Beyonce and the criticism has been pretty ugly. 

Hooks is a respected feminist and has an understanding of this ideology better than most.  Beyonce didn’t go to college and once wrote an open letter in which she told Michelle Obama that “you are a beautiful women.”  Does this mean that Hooks’ criticism is one that Beyonce should listen to or does she have enough money to pay her no mind?

Beyonce is smart enough to have millions of loyal followers who love her to the ends of the earth.  Maybe that”ll be enough for her to send Belle Hooks and her criticism packing.  

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In so far as unabashed criticism of white male patriarchy goes, writer and scholar bell hooks has never been one to mince words. Still her remarks about Beyoncé at the “Are You Still a Slave” discussion hosted by the New School in New York City has raised some eyebrows.

Activist Janet Mock, filmmaker Shola Lynch and author Marci Blackman were a part of the discussion as well when it transitioned to the topic of Beyoncé.

Ever since Beyoncé co-opted parts of a speech by feminist novelist Chimamanda Adichie for one of the songs on her album, a controversy has been brewing over whether Beyoncé qualifies as a feminist icon or whether her music and representations are the antithesis of feminism.

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22 Comment

  1. Who cares? There are so many important issues to resolve other than this crap. This is a childish discussion. N E X T…

  2. Ms Hooks,

    It was my understanding that the feminist movement's objective was to empower women to make their own choices. It would seem that she is following the feminist movement's playbook 2014 style. She makes her own money, there is no glass ceiling for her, she chose to marry a man and have a child and look pretty doing it., She is unapologetic for her lifestyle. She wants to have it all. Hasn't she worked hard? Did you not fight for her to live as Jill Scott would say, "living life like it's golden"? This is what feminism has taught her.

  3. She is jealous of Beyoncé, plain and simple.

  4. You need to be criticized as well for not capitalizing a proper noun. Talking about Beyonce's uneducated approach to writing.

  5. She may be exploited because of her looks, but she is not an Osama bin Laden. Really??? Terrorist? She earning her living her way and the feminists are earning a living their way. Are they terrorists? No I would not do what BE does, but nor can I!!!

  6. Wow lady get a grip she is a woman and have a goals just like all of us do and she has done it well like diana ross did in the fifties she was popular and people tried to talk about her .But she kept being her let beyonce enjoy her life with her family she earned every bit of it ,Do not be a hater.

  7. I could make a A LONG list of domestic and international terrorists. Beyonce is not one of them. Seems as if the new trend these days is to casually toss around the word terrorist (along with Slavery) and use it to describe what most times amounts to petty nonsense.

  8. This article is horrible! It was written with one objective and that is to incite controversy. Although I find it difficult to see in what context that Bella Hooks would call Beyoncé a terrorist it is the author's responsibility to provide one. Also the remark about Michelle O being beautiful has no relevance to the article whatsoever. It is simply a poorly written article that should have been proofread.

  9. I think it's the worst I've seen to date. So horrid, I wouldn't click the "read more" link. The writer's bias is very obvious, the hallmark of poor journalism

  10. Nope

  11. Diana Ross was in the 60's.

  12. This was poorly written. where are the concrete facts?

  13. Why would you write this? Were you on a time schedule to provide an article and this was the best you could come up with in 5 minutes? More drama of, "What this black person doesn't like about that black person." Can we win like this? No. Stop trying to start pointless conversations. This has no substance. This is NOT thought provoking. Its instigating.

  14. Very badly written article, and the author misspells "bell hooks." I also fail to see evidence that bell hooks referred to Beyonce as a terrorist.

  15. Belle Hooks sound like she didn't go to college. There are a lot of rich people that didn't go college. Most people go too college to make money and have a better life. Well Beyonce, has money and a good life. Being a Feminist hasn't done anything but work the hell out of women. Making them think they can have it all and be a super woman. Well most women are still on the low Totoem Pole, with a sore behind. I know some have made it but most are still fighting like hell too get rights and be accepted. And by the way I am old enough too know.

  16. Bell Hooks please explain to me when did a Black Women become feminist in America.

    The National Organization Women (NOW) have used Black Women for their own selfish gain.
    1. How Many Black Women Head Corporations
    2. How many Black Women Have their own Televisons Shows.
    3. How many Black Women are the head of their Households
    4. HOW MANY BLACK WOMEN ARE UNDER EMPLOYED COMPARED TO THE WHITE WOMEN
    5. HOW MANY BLACK WOMEN ARE UNEMPLOYED COMPARED TO ALL WOMEN.
    6.WHO WERE THE MAJOR CONTRIBUTORS TO POLITICAL ORGANIZATION. the list goes on on…..

    Belle Hooks please redo your agenda!!!!!!!

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