I’ve been saying Taylor Swift is the country Beyoncé for ages and “Bow Down Bitches” is a real testament to that. Both women are utterly talented and wonderfully perfectionist, but both seem to have a false idea that associates being a powerful women with being better than other women.
When I think of the kind of feminism I’d like to see in pop I think of the ’90s early ’00s, when Lil Kim and Xtina were all “Can’t Hold Us Down” or where at the end of “The Boy Is Mine” Brandy and Monica teamed up to give Mekhi Phifer what for.
Beyoncé shouldn’t be asking “bitches” to bow down. She should be showing us how to stand up.