10 Lessons About Feminism From Beyonce’s New Album

As everyone in the universe now knows, Beyoncé dropped an entire album overnight last week complete with videos, with no promotion, no notice, no lead-up, and it. is. AMAZING.

Some feminist lessons to be learned from BEYONCÉ: The Visual Album:

1. Strong women have no problem admitting that they’re flawless.

gif from Beyonce's "Flawless" captioned "I woke up like this"

2. Female sexuality is nothing to be ashamed of, and should be celebrated and discussed.

gif from Beyonce's "Partition"

3. Even cunnilingus.

gif from Beyonce's "Blow"

4. Everyone should know who Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is.

gif from Beyonce's "Flawless"

5. You can still be have fun, be sexual, and retain your own identity after you’re married.

gif from Beyonce's "Drunk in Love"

6. You can still do all of those things after you’re a mother.

gif from Beyonce's "Blue"

7. The fact that so many people still only celebrate stereotypical white, skinny, “traditional” standards of beauty is patently ridiculous.

still from Beyonce's "Yonce"

8. Pretty hurts, and we don’t talk about it enough.

Gif from Beyonce's "Pretty Hurts"

9. Your girlfriends are some of the most important relationships you’ll ever have.

gif from Beyonce's "Grown Woman"

10. You’re a grown woman. You can do what you want.

gif from Beyonce's "Grown Woman"

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