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The important lessons Beyoncé is teaching young men

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The important lessons Beyoncé is teaching young men
Lemonade might not be for men, but there's plenty we can learn from it Beyoncé's new album Lemonade has got the world talking, her fearless, fierce visuals and lyrics sing to a black woman's experience. But there's plenty of lessons for men to learn if we just stop and listen.

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<p><i>“What's worse, lookin' j...

“What's worse, lookin' jealous or crazy?

Jealous or crazy?

Or like being walked all over lately, walked all over lately

I'd rather be crazy”

Hold Up 

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<p><i>“When trouble comes to t...

“When trouble comes to town

and men like me come around

Oh, my daddy said shoot

Oh, my daddy said shoot”

Daddy Lessons

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Two Unhelpful Ways Of Dealing With The Album Lemonade

Two Unhelpful Ways Of Dealing With The Album Lemonade

On one hand there are men that get offended by the album as if a woman behaving unexpectedly is a direct threat to them. 

On the other hand, there are men that celebrate the album and the strength it talks about without understanding how, as men, they can make this strength unnecessary by treating women better.

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The Hypocrisy Of Men

The Hypocrisy Of Men

“You wouldn’t treat your mother/daughter/sister like that, would you?” is a common question most men have heard, but if we only take care of the women connected to us by blood, there will always be other men who will treat them poorly.

We shouldn’t need to warn our daughters, sisters and mothers against men like us. We should stop being men like us, and teach each other to be better.

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The No-Win Scenario Of Gender Dynamics

The No-Win Scenario Of Gender Dynamics

Beyoncé highlights the lose-lose situation men put women in when they call them crazy. Act crazy and get ridiculed, don’t and get walked all over. 

Men are often too quick to tell women to stop acting a certain way without acknowledging their behavior often force women’s hands.

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Beyoncé’s New Album

Beyoncé’s New Album

Beyoncé’s new album Lemonade tell us that black women are strong and why resilience is necessary.

The album attracted a lot of criticism for talking about race and gender. But this critics ignore that Lemonade is an expression of a very specific experience, that of the black woman. Worse, they miss the opportunity to empathize with.

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When I’m not feeling my best I ask myself, ‘What are you gonna do about it?’ I use the negativity to fuel the transformation into a better me.”

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  1. Don’t let negativity bring you down, use it as fuel to promote the change that will push it away.
  2. Take care of your mind and body and don’t feel selfish for doing so.
  3. Beauty comes from within, don’t focus on the aesthetic.
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