Pop Culture Response

Pavel Nunez

Basically  the writer is saying about  how “Lemonade” made use of explaining the black female’s body. The author explains how Beyonce’s album attracts people of black females(and make them the norm) and how the black female body comes in all sizes, shapes, and textures with all manner of big hair and also  to challenge the devaluation and dehumanization of the black female body The writer makes me have an understanding of the picture of a black woman’s life which was interesting. The author also portray black women to always be the victim and explains why.

What I learned from the article is that “Lemonade”  is showing a clear message to the readers of what black female goes through in this time and the history of it .

Also based on their writing, I would like to use the element of meaning in my own writing because in this article it gives more meaning of Beyonce and how black women are portrayed as the victim. One bad thing I wouldn’t add is how long the story is. To me it simply would make me lose interest if  an article has a lot of pages unless it has a good title that is eye catching. Another is 3 different things that relate to each other just like the article, which was Beyonce herself, black women and lemonade.

Response to Pop Culture

While reading Hilton Al‘s response to Beyonce “Lemonade”, some things I learned was how Beyonce had advocated for women(feminism) rights, such as saying “Beyonce tells some dude to fuck off” to show that she doesn’t need a male to help her in her career. Another example, Beyonce mentioned about a “black female body  as a message of self empowerment”, advocating the women to embrace their femininity, and not be self conscious of your body. The confusing parts in the response,” she is telling someone to fuck off,though this time he…. is Jay Z”. I did some research and it mentioned as rumors that spread and caused Beyonce to make two songs against Jay Z and the supposedly infidelity,however, “Ring The Alarm” was not about Rihanna and Jay Z claimed byBeyonce’s editor. Another part that was confusing in the article, ” Beyonce…sister…was caught on camera beating Jay Z’s ass in a hotel elevator”. I was confused what had caused the sister to be aggressive and make it sound like its the male(Jay Z) wrong doings without a reason. But in the end, Beyonce as an individual has been treated indifferently by society and I guess is sick of it? This article is a little biased, when arguing for Beyonce’s perspective. Some parts of the article that I would like to include in my own writing, is to have information that has affected the individual, changing who they are later down in the future.

What the writer is saying about “Lemonade” that I find interesting is how it represents the black female’s images. The author explains how Beyonce’s album attracts the audience of black females and how the black female body comes in all sizes, shapes, and textures with all manner of big hair. The writer makes me have an understanding of how the album depicts images of a black woman’s life. There always the victim. What I learned from this article is that Lemonade was basically a message to the world about what the black female goes through. All this time I thought it was just about how Jay-Z allegedly cheated on beyonce, but it’s a deeper meaning to that. Beyonce being the victim which makes her album portrays the black female as always the victim in mostly every situation they go through. What I want to do in my writing that the writer does in theirs use distinctive words and phrases and vocabulary that connect with their reader with what is going on in society today. Also, in my pop culture assignment, I want to explain how the situations the person I chose went through made them the person they are today and how they had a big impact on their audience.