There’s a reason why Beyonce was nominated for Best Video with a Message at the VMAs.
In her continued bid to encourage young women, Queen Bey has recreated one of the most enduring feminist images in U.S. history: Rosie the Riveter.
The star posted a selfie flexing her bicep in a jean shirt, with a red bandanna on her head and the words “We Can Do It!” written above her.
The singer has made no secret about infusing her feminist beliefs into her latest album, including the VMA-nominated song, “Pretty Hurts,” and “Flawless,” which features a sound bite from author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
In fact, Adichie’s quote came from a TED Talk titled “We Should All Be Feminists.”
The “Run the World (Girls)” singer also participated in a video about banning the word “bossy” as a way to describe young women.
Her message doesn’t seem to have ruffled any feathers, since the self-titled record sold more than 600,000 copies in just three days after its surprise release in December.
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