MRA

Beyonce Knowles is an MRA

I have never until now, been a fan of Beyonce. And to be completely honest – popular as it is, her music does not appeal to me. My musical tastes run in other directions. However, on the accidental viewing of a recent video of Beyonce’s – I was pleased to discover that this entertainer, hugely popular with so many young women turns out to be an MRA. Not only is she clearly an advocate of men’s rights – she – or her producers – have been reading my articles posted on AVFM.

Who run the world. Girls!

Apparently, Miss Knowles hasn’t been drinking the feminist kool-aid which tells her she’s oppressed, and in fact – is sharply aware of not just her own social and economic power due to the success of her musical career, but of the social power all women hold, based entirely on their sex.

The video opens with a scene shot in a near-future desert landscape – Beyonce riding through the frame on horseback – denoting herself as royalty above the un-mounted dancers and extras in every other scene of the video. The terrain is littered with the debris of an urban distopia – its a mad-max future – and Beyonce’s character reminded me, on first viewing of Tina Turner in “Beyond Thunderdome”.

The depiction is of a distopian future after a societal collapse – Beyonce as Auntie Entity ruling in the warlord model of regional government.

The future distopia imagery escalates with an early shot of several dozen armoured riot police rushing past the camera at about 20 seconds into the video – the shot cuts to Beyonce triumphally raising her arms from atop a burned out car. Clearly, she’s read my piece called “Feminism is a Doctrine of violence” in which I stated:

Most of the violence promoted by, and enacted under the aegis of feminism is done on behalf of women, by proxy, at once or more removed from the instigator of the violence.

Women use the police as muscle to escalate a nonviolent disagreement to a violent altercation.

Beyonce’s imagery also appears to acknowledge my discussion of riot police and feminist enforcers in “Feminism is Merely a Tool”

The video next presents Beyonce flanked by armoured enforcers exiting a 1980’s model mercedes sedan. The intended feel is clearly tinpot-dictator-chic. Once deployed, Beyonce stands surrounded by a coterie of women, clad in matching pseudo-military club-attire. She and her exclusively female crew are extensively jewelled , and even have a lion – demonstrating conspicuous martial power and wealth.

The overstated jewellery sharpy contrasts the collection of men she stands facing.

The male dancers wear only black and gray, and by the facial expressions of the few male dancers shown in brief close up, the viewer is left in no doubt that the male dancers represent men disenfranchised through the use of force. Beyonce’s dance moves are unmistakeably expressive of undiluted power and the expression of will through brute force.

Her female cohort stand while pumping their fists straight up. In fact – while facing the drably attired collection of male dancers – she Beyonce performs a dance that cant be called anything except mocking – but even in a music video – she’s flanked by two male dancers who take positions on each side of her in front. Her disposable male protectors. It’s easy to see that these men are female-approved white knights – because they’re the only men in the video whose costumes include any colour or jewelry.

Who run the world. Girls.
Who run the world. Girls.
Who run the world. Girls.
Who run the world. Girls.

Some of them men think they freak this like we do.
but no they don’t
make your cheque come at they neck
disrespect us no they wont.”

At this point – we see Beyonce’s recognition of men as the producers of wealth and labour.

“Make your cheque come at they neck”. – These lyrics followed quickly by Beyonce shown taking the wallet out of a back-up-dancer’s pocket while he cannot stop her. This is not feminism’s message, it’s the reality MRAs have written of for years.

Beyonce then struts around shoving and physically overpowering several male dancers – while singing the lines:

“Boy I’m just playing
come here baby
hope you still like me
if you hate me.”

On which point the video depicts a riot control water-cannon – reminding the viewer that the female power she’s singing about is totalitarian and built on the use of force. A close up shows Beyonce clad in a metallic garment made from diamond-shaped gold scales – a combination of conspicuous wealth and physical might. The backdrop of burning cars continues to re-enforce a distopian, mad-max world in which women -represented by Beyonce control all remaining power and wealth.

“endless power
our love we can devour”

There is no subtlety in the video.
In the face of triumphal demonstration of absolute social, financial, and violent power, Beyonce reminds us that men, contrary to a sensible response to their own continued marginalization are still following a path of chivalry – male self sacrifice on behalf of women.

“You’ll do anything for me”

It appears that Beyonce grasps and agrees with every major argument made by the majority of MRAs.

The only point of divergence from a MRA position is that in recognition of the social, financial, and enforced totalitarian power of females – with the disenfranchisement and marginalization of men, is that rather then seeing increasing sexual apartheid as a problem, she’s smug.

Setting aside the pretence that Beyonce Knowles is an MRA, or has even heard of the men’s rights movement – this woman is an entertainer – a singer and dancer. She clearly understands the shape of our culture – and by looking at just one video of hers, we can see that what shes saying and what MRAs are saying are almost identical. The difference is that for Beyonce female supremacy and male disenfrachisement is a good thing.

To the feminists arguing the opposite case – can you fucking people finally admit youre not merely wrong…

…you are liars.

  • koldingfjord

    I’ve been completely wrong about her. When she made the “Run the world” video, I thought she was just brainwashed as any feminist. Hey, thanks for letting us know!

  • reasonable

    I wouldn’t be so quick to say that. He former group, Destiny’s Child, was chock full of man hating songs.

    • Promoman

      A great example is Bills, Bills, Bills. That song was basically a golddigger anthem in addition to standard misandry. A man wasn’t shit if he isn’t rolling in dough.

  • Johnny

    Where does she say that, is there a link (or did I miss it?).

    • Johnny

      Or just a hunch from her video clip?

  • Stu

    She is as brainwashed as any feminist. She’s just dumb enough and smug enough to tell the truth. Her video not only tells it how it is, it tells it how it should be…….from her point of view

    • Mr. J

      Thats kinda what I thought too.

    • elderswami

      couldn’t have said it better myself. thats it exactly

  • rulaZ

    Maybe I should team up with her ;)

  • http://jmnzz.wordpress.com jmnzz

    Beyonce will sing whatever whenever.

    “Independent women” to play to feminists

    “Let me cater to you” to play to white knights

    And whatever else someone who gives a damn about what she’s saying will pick from her songs. I stopped listening to the radio a long time ago, before I stopped watching television so I don’t even know about what new music is out there.

    Every now and then I’ll search on the internet for some new stuff from artists I like and that’s it.

  • Merlin

    As a man I get sick of this shit…i’ve seen the vid and it repulses me as a man that we are subjected to this as entertainment. It’s like the two fingered salute to men and boys. Rhinna is just as bad with her latest release. You tell me what would happen if men released such video material depicting female ill treatment? We know the answer to that one without even trying, don’t we…

  • Ben

    Is this a satirical piece? I’m thinking so. At least that how I took it.

  • Manuel Dexter

    satire? no no no no no no no of course not!
    ~M.D.

    • Ben

      :D

    • codebuster

      [phew!] you had me guessing until your closing comments made it clear.

    • BeijaFlor

      satire? no no no no no no no of course not!
      ~M.D.

      Methinks the gentleman protesteth too much….

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/FinalJusticeMovement The Final Justice

    Please refer to the following video:
    “HARD POINTS TO PONDER #1: What If Beyonce WERE A Boy”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOQGYt-v3UU
    for a far less sarcastic reality check on the fem-supremacist we know and hate
    as Beyonce Knowles.

    –The Final Justice

    • Ben

      Oh my Gd this woman is a FemiNazi! Thanks for scripting that, Final Justice. I had no idea. In fact, I knew nothing about her until just now, other than having heard the name. I read your comment too and was struck by the part about this misandric music poisoning the ears of impressionable young females. I have not turned enough of my attention to misandry in music until just now.

  • keyster

    If her target market is angry young urban black women, she hits the bullseye.
    The ghetto mammies love her and the thugs just want coital interaction with her, preferrably from the rearward position I would presume.

    The great predictor of where the white culture is going, can be seen in the black culture right now. The dialect, the drugs, the music…the abortion rate, er I mean birth rate and various levels gang/criminal activity.

    When young middle class men and women are falling through the social cracks at a an alarming rate, you know we’re headed for a a heap of trouble.

    Just remember, you read it here first.

  • elderswami

    she is really one of the worst feminist entertainers around, all of her songs are man hating.

  • James Cook

    This is in the spirit of Swift’s “Modest Proposal”. Come on, guys, take your irony supplements!

  • James Cook

    “Who run the world. Girls.”

    Shitty grammar is empowering.

  • http://thepigmancometh.com/ Porky D.

    Of course it’s meant ironically, that is made clear with this line…

    “Setting aside the pretence that Beyonce Knowles is an MRA,”

    Anyway, Beyonce is a dog – and Jay-Z is her bitch.

  • http://thepigmancometh.com/ Porky D.

    PS

    Distopia should be spelled dystopia. And no this isn’t nitpicking. MRAs misspelling an upmarket word is exactly the kind of thing the enemy would like use as an ad hominem.

  • quackademic

    Perpetuating and fostering the matriarchy is great for American law enforcements efforts to “Bloat Their Budgets”.

  • Richard G.

    “Bills, Bills, Bills”, “Say My Name”, “Survivor”, “Independent Women”, “Beautiful Liar”, “Irreplaceable”, “If I Were A Boy”, “Telephone”, and now this song “Run The World”. I’m well familiar with this music, because I was once a part of this urban youth culture. Needless to say, I hate this fucking music.

    Beyonce breaks the world record for having the most mainstream, man-hating singles to be released. She is the poster-child for feminism in Pop music.

    • elderswami

      her worst is that one with lady gaga.

      • http://www.mensrightsboard.blogspot.com/ MasculistMan

        These women are poison and the manginas that hooked up with them will find this out the hard way.

  • http://. John

    For all these strong women songs. Her true feelings are revealed by who she beyonce married – a big, even more powerful, alpha-male man
    Lol

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/FinalJusticeMovement The Final Justice

    Actually, Keyster…
    Beyonce’s influence reaches the ears of the white trailer trash hoochies just as much as the so-called “ghetto mammies” and “thugs”.
    It’s not even a laughing matter.

    Misandry in music is all about making an poisonous socialist impact on men and boys across the board… PERIOD! Females and feminists of ALL ethnicities absorb Beyonce’s messages of male hate just as much
    as they absorb Carrie Underwood’s advocacy of violently damaging men’s personal property with the song “Before He Cheats”, the generally hateful music of P!nk, or the homosexualist propaganda of Lady Gaga. So, as you can see, this is far beyond race or class status.
    ALL FEM-SUPREMACISTS ARE LOWDOWN TRASH!

    While Carrie only has that one song to her name and may not be an active feminist music messenger, ALL of the other acts are, and we need to start
    looking at feminism for what it truly is…
    the most destructive political force ever to exist in the world!.

    I see the Men’s Movement for ALL males and for ALL women who seek TRUE gender equality. There should never be an evil tongue that speaks against misandric injustice, but a JUST tongue that speaks against the eviil of misandry.

    –The Final Justice

  • SingleDad

    Beyonce’s songs are written by a small group of composers and writers that have caught on that man hating songs and female supremacy video’s sell.

    It’ our sisters, wives, mothers and grandmothers that fuel this hatred. But don’t mistake it this is hate celebrated. Just like in Hilters Germany. I’m afraid things will not turn out well here either. Generations of women raised to hate half the world. Is it any wonder that aid agencys don’t allow men in disaster areas access to food?

    • Jade Michael

      “Beyonce’s songs are written by a small group of composers and writers that have caught on that man hating songs and female supremacy video’s sell.”

      That sums up most of the women in the music industry today. Without a doubt, it’s that simple. Misandry = money and the entertainment business not only sets, but perpetuates this and all other toxic cultural trends. If the men’s rights movement is ever going to get the publicity it needs, it will have to be through this type of medium. It’s time that all musicians (professional and otherwise) who agree with our cause to start making it known publicly. Whether you are just doing an acoustic writer’s night at a cafe, or a semi-pro or pro gig; any amount of speaking out will help.

      Any musician who plays the bar scene knows especially that the men in those types of crowds are potential converts because they are the ones immersed in pussy-chasing. Even if you can only get their minds off of tail for the duration of a 3 and a half minute song, you have helped the cause. You could be the cause of a light going on in his head. You might even save his life…you never know.

      Use your power wisely!

  • Gilgamesh

    Well the performers are fully capable of altering the lyrics (since the songwriters are in their employ, not the other way around) but they don’t. They just go up on stage and shake their fuck and chuck asses while busting men’s balls.

  • Gilgamesh

    Here’s a link to the video. All the comments are about how great beyonces is (Except for mine-I’ve pointed out that the video shows girls [i]ruining[/i] the world). Let’s make some noise over there!

  • Gilgamesh

    whoops!

    • http://www.mensrightsboard.blogspot.com/ MasculistMan

      This is a VEVO video which means it starts and stops which just makes the video and the torture of watching this video even longer.

    • http://www.mensrightsboard.blogspot.com/ MasculistMan

      We should find out who writes her songs and out them for the misandric scum they are.

    • http://krazoe316.com Krazie316

      It should be noted that not only is the song full of misandry, but it is also full of demonic symbolism and backwards masked demonic chants and tongues.

      For those that are Christian that is because that’s pretty much all this point is relevant to.

  • http://www.manwomanmyth.com/video/ Perseus

    Epic.

  • http://www.manwomanmyth.com/video/ Perseus

    Wow, I just watched that educational video. Wholly shit. Dark times. The beast is loose.

  • UncleRay

    One of the comments on the video is “Shes partly right. Without women there would be no people so women actually do run the world.”

    It received over 5 thumbs up. I shit you not.

    The idiocracy has come full swing, ladies and gentlemen.

  • sharp

    Well, the video on Youtube does have 65,000 dislikes. So that’s something. Not everyone is drinking the kool-aid.

  • ProleScum

    Beyonce: “Who run the world? Girls.”

    James Brown: “This is a man’s, man’s, man’s world. But it wouldn’t be nothing without a woman or a girl.”

    Spot the difference?

    (Largesse, and the lack thereof.) ;)

  • ProleScum

    Ps. Don’t even get me started on Xtina’s “I hate boys.”

  • Simon

    The situation pisses me off for sure. The one positive thing is that beyonce is only popular because of her body. Soon she will fade away into obscurity (as do all women who get by on tit and arse). We will see how interested Jay-z is in her after that (my bet is he will cheat on her for something much younger).

    The only reason she has been able to make a living like she has is because of the idiocy of our generation.

  • Eincrou

    It’s pretty revealing that she isn’t saying “Who run the world? Girls,” in the midst of a glistening techno-metropolis with a highway of flying cars in the background.

    Her dusty and dirty girl-run world looks closer to the pristine Africa of the Paleolithic than advanced civilization.

    Fuck that!

  • James Cook

    Generations of hard won progress for African American performers are being flushed down the shitter by the likes of Beyonce. Billie Holiday must be twisting in her grave; is anyone here old enough to remember her “Strange Fruit”, a prophetic lament about lynchings? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4ZyuULy9zs

    • James Cook

      On that note, I nominate “Strange Fruit” as the anthem for Thomas Ball and all men murdered by the Family Courts.

      • Nergal

        Beyonce is absolute crap,along with most pop musicians in general.

        Here’s how a man does music.

        • James Cook

          Agreed. This one by Red Hot Chili Peppers is also appropriate for the MRM: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kT5w27YxyI

        • thehermit

          Not bad, not bad. Rough sound.

          • James Cook

            Rough in the right way.

          • thehermit

            Of course. Never heard this band before (not RHCP but the first one).

            I can’t stand pop music.

    • Charles

      As a black man it makes me sick how the BET and other black people celebrate non-sense like beyonce, rihanna, and other talentless hacks

      You would never see billie holiday, aretha franklin or any other great black female vocalist throw black men under the bus like the female “artists” do now

  • O Tony

    did not read any of the comments. I dont trust her. She is a deceiver. Instead of her video being for men, in a round about way, its “deeper” than that. Power and deception…. and its not for men. More like shoving it in our faces

  • James Cook

    Here’s another good MRA song by Jim Croce (1943-1973), I actually lived in his (former) house for two years! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_2bSvTbvck

  • James Cook

    And one more by Jim Croce, “Lovers’ Cross”, “I can’t hang upon no Lovers’ Cross for you!” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rQJ6KQjDG0

    • Nergal

      Not bad.

  • Malestrom

    Things like this have always made me wonder, do women, who clearly understand deep down that they have all their own way right now, actually believe that this will continue once the technological bubble of civilization comes crashing down?

    I mean Beyonce’s depiction of the future is more or less correct, with a few crucial differences. Those strongmen will not be enforcing female supremacy, they will be holding her and the majority of other women in de-facto concubinage if not outright slavery. In any situation like the one in that video you will simply get widespread rape, and women will flock to the harems of the various gang lords presiding over the carcass of civilization for some semblance of protection.

    Obviously female supremacy is only possible in a society rich and advanced enough to be able to afford the pretence. Are women actually stupid enough to not see that if we return to the jungle, they wont get to take feminism with them. All that ”oppression” they keep moaning about will return so fast it’ll make their heads spin.

    • BeijaFlor

      Yeah, her editors clipped a crucial scene off of the end – the one where the Generalissimo (the strong man ruling this dystopian scene) shoves through her fawning sycophants and grrrrl-power bodyguard, grabs her by the shoulder, spins her arounds, throws her to her knees at his feet, and says “Payback time, little chica….”

    • http://www.mensrightsboard.blogspot.com/ MasculistMan

      All that ”oppression” they keep moaning about will return so fast it’ll make their heads spin.

      I see you got a taste of the kool-aid.

      Women were never oppressed so how can they return to a position they’ve never been in?

  • andybob

    What’s a Beyonce? Watched the Grammy’s last year for the first time in years. The only person I’d ever heard of was Dolly Parton. I think I’m getting old.

    • Jade Michael

      Consider yourself a lucky man if you have never heard of the cunt.

      • Jimmy

        The Cunt? What’s that?

  • Zuberi

    Beyonce is a prostitute of pop culture who has sold her soul to capitalism. Don’t believe anything that comes out of her mouth.

    • BeijaFlor

      Eye candy with poison fangs. Misandry sells, grrrrl-power excites her audience, and her body and her moves are very sexy. I wonder how much time she’s spent on the casting couch, making her way up the charts?

  • Alan B

    beyonce is just starting to get press as some sort of feminist, although i dont think shes ever come out and said it. on top of that, even if she is credited with “writing” her music, shes been sued a couple of times for putting her name as a writer. she doesnt write her music. current “rumor” is that she adds in 3 or 4 words to a song and she gets an add as a writer. this is strictly for the payday. the more credits u have in a song, the bigger ur percentage.
    if u wanna see real feminism at work, jsut check out christina aguilera. google her name + feminism. shit goes back almost a decade and she is only 29.
    she got married with a well paid beta, shit out his kid, and then 3 yrs later moved her boyfriend into her mansion while the divorce settled. her husband never moved out.
    shes as fat as a fuckin house, but her latest cover has her looking like a super model. and NOW shes getting “sympathy” for going thru a tuff time with her divorce and shit like that. really?? didnt she fuck it up?? didnt she file?? isnt she 10x wealthier than her ex husband, but she still has full custody?? HOW?

  • Robert Full Of Rage

    Women are only powerful because men allow them to hold power. If men treated women like men, this “girl power” nonsense would be ancient history. Women are popular in the entertainment industry because their man-hating rhetoric appeals to all these women who think they are even greater than the innovation of sliced bread. Get a clue ladies, your power can be taken away by men in a relatively short amount of time.

  • The Angels

    I read this expecting you came across an interview of Beyonce saying she said she supports men’s rights. I would have been pleasantly surprised, since much of her career she’s usually in a “war on men” mode.

    Instead, you had a subjective analysis based on reading deeply into lyrics in a cryptic manner and finding symbolism in her video — that’s not enough evidence to be convincing that she is an MRA.