Beyonce’s Single ‘Bow Down’ Isn’t Arrogant — She’s Empowered

Mon, March 18, 2013 7:12pm EDT by 64 Comments
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Posted at 8:11 AM on December 20, 2013  

Beyonce sucks

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Anonymous

Posted at 5:54 AM on July 27, 2013  

The author is a former additional secretary in the cabinet secretariat, government of India.Japan may have created the impression of having buckled under Chinas pressure by releasing the Chinese fishing trawler captain.

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Anonymous

Posted at 5:46 AM on July 27, 2013  

Apple’s possible shift to offer what is often referred to as “phablets” – chunkier smartphones not quite big enough to qualify as tablets – comes as the long-time consumer and investor darling faces pressure to deliver more than one new handset model a year. Critics say its pace of innovation has slowed since the death of legendary co-founder Steve Jobs.

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Anonymous

Posted at 6:03 AM on July 26, 2013  

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Lululemon

Posted at 9:40 PM on July 10, 2013  

But Welsh full-back Barry Davies, prop James Gethings and local-born number eight Nick Trower all leave the squad.

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Michael Kors

Posted at 6:42 AM on July 8, 2013  

Sainsbury also plans to inject more money into its pension scheme, which showed a deficit of ?1.2bn as of March 2009.Profits at Sainsbury’s have risen again as the supermarket maintained its run of success .

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Posted at 3:07 AM on July 4, 2013  

‘HE TOOK ON THE POWER ESTABLISHMENT’

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Lululemon Athletica

Posted at 9:53 PM on July 2, 2013  

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Lululemon Sale

Posted at 9:35 PM on July 2, 2013  

For those looking for the least ostentatious purhase: how ideal a halloween costume is this? Yes, anyone can come to a halloween party dressed as Locke wearing a pair of khaki trousers and a t-shirt splashed with fake blood … but you could be the one actually wearing . Which isn’t perhaps entirely practical long term, but it’s at least more impressive than which, frankly, could be replicated for a lot less than the $200-$300 estimate.

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Lululemon

Posted at 9:10 PM on July 2, 2013  

Second, only about 10 percent of the programs that were rated actually provided NCTQ with the requested data, and there is no explanation of how institutions that did not provide data were treated. , for example, we chose to not participate in the project, largely because we were uncertain about whether the methodology was attuned to the subtle differences between teacher preparation at the undergraduate and graduate levels. One question, then, is what data did NCTQ use to rate our programs and how did they obtain those data? On the other hand, NCTQ didn’t acknowledge the existence of one of our biggest programs, in Special Education. Until these mysteries of commission and omission are solved, it is difficult for us to decide whether and how the report’s findings might contribute to our program improvement efforts.

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Peyton

Posted at 2:01 PM on June 26, 2013  

To Sally. Beyonce has been talking about where she comes from in all most all her songs. Not just this one. If you don’t know what your talking about then don’t talk. And just because she made one song that you didn’t like doesn’t mean you should turn on her.

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Bill

Posted at 7:55 AM on April 4, 2013  

I quess the Devil has come for his due now!!!! She has to hold up to her end of the bargain.

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Andrea

Posted at 10:03 PM on April 2, 2013  

I’ve always thought of Beyonce as a proper and poised young lady and after “Bow Down” I still see here as that a proper and poised lady. She is just stating the truth, to all the premature hate commentators do your home work on what she is saying on Bow Down and you will also see she’s just stating facts. And, the first ones to bark at her are either directly intimidated by her and or jealous of her. Love you Bee. Hail to the Queen:)

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Allan

Posted at 9:15 PM on April 3, 2013  

Why should you feel that you should bow down to any human? And what fact is she stating? There is only ONE that you should be bowing down to. And I’m sorry to bust your bubble beyonce (notice small caps), is not HIM.

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Stefanie

Posted at 12:30 PM on April 1, 2013  

Heyyyyyyy

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Bill

Posted at 12:37 PM on March 28, 2013  

I guess she wanted to compete with all the other nasty foul mouth singers!

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Larissa

Posted at 4:06 PM on March 26, 2013  

I was a huge Beyonce fan and this song has completely turned me off to her. I have gotten rid of everything Beyonce including deleting her on Pandora. I feel there are plenty of ways to express yourself without putting down others in the process.

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Sally

Posted at 6:11 PM on March 25, 2013  

And how about the line, “I been on” Oh yea? Well that much is true, but did did she ever consider giving and ode to Houston, Texas in her music before? Why wait so long to make a song representing where you came from?

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Sally

Posted at 6:09 PM on March 25, 2013  

Sexism is a lame excuse! It’s perfectly acceptable for woman to talk about their success. However, it is strictly the manner in which Beyonce goes about it in the song. It is so contradictory to the image that she tries to maintain. This song is purely a move towards making her more relevant. Her music isn’t selling nearly as much as her performance. Performance is basically what sheis known for nowadays. She’s selling herself out for what she thinks will make her hot again. This clearly isn’t R&B, which is the genre that people usually put Beyonce under. I mean, why wouldn’t you, she’s only been singing R&B for years. All, bad move. Maybe if she were a brand new artist and hadn’t spent more than 10 years developing an image of herself this would be acceptable. And MAYBE if she didn’t just have a baby. Kind of taking a step back here don’t you think?

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Allan

Posted at 8:42 AM on March 26, 2013  

Can’t agree more Sally. I more upset because of young children that listen to this kind of message. Of course you try to monitor what your kids are listening to these days, but you cannot be with them 24/7. The only thing you can hope for is the value that you instilled in them will pay off in the long run. The question is would she what her own daughter to listen to such a song as this. Hopefully not, but you never know these days.

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Laraine Brown

Posted at 4:12 AM on March 23, 2013  

Beyone or Mrs Carter is not no feminist and she thinks women are beneath men but she for some reason thinks she is better. Saying she is not alittle wife oh please u went from being under your father to being on your knees to Jay Z

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Laraine Brown

Posted at 4:13 AM on March 23, 2013  

Her time is up, time to go let someone else in the spotlight.

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Amanda

Posted at 2:05 PM on March 21, 2013  

I don’t care if you’ve been bullied or not, no one should ever “bow down” to anyone. She isn’t God.

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me again

Posted at 11:29 PM on March 21, 2013  

ahhh but she thinks she is god, i use to like her until the pillow gate and now this bow down, omg, she does think she is all that, but she is a narcisstic liar, just admit you had a pillow baby already and u may be popular again

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Ray

Posted at 10:35 AM on March 21, 2013  

I haven’t heard the song but I have read the lyrics and without even having heard I can safely come to the conclusion that this song is a steaming pos. Beyonce, I suspected that you sold out a long time ago but now I’m sure of it. All of your recent music sucks.

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Monica

Posted at 10:50 PM on March 20, 2013  

How pathetic if after all Of her success she’s still holding on to being bullied. Damn, it’s been two decades, LET IT GO.

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Giovonni

Posted at 9:15 PM on March 20, 2013  

Bonnie, you know who I think are better role models? Everyday woman who are loving mothers and wives, who go out and bust their butts at work for average salaries. Then come home to raise their families with sometimes little appreciate, but don’t have a nanny, aren’t buddies with the first lady, or don’t have millions of dollars to shut down entire hospital floors when they give birth. I think those are the real role models.

And as for MALE rappers getting away with these type of lyrics? Why does everything have to be made into a sexist or racist issue? Let me remind you that female rappers like Nicki Minaj and Lil Kim have just as superficial and harsh lyrics as their male counterparts and get away with it too. The reason is because rap, by nature, thrives off these type of lyrics, but not that it’s right. And that brings me to my third point: Just because one segment of the music industry gets away with vulgar, demeaning lyrics doesn’t make it ok for Beyonce to do it!!! You mentioned Ms. Obama as Beyonce’s “bestie”, so will you also praise Michelle if she were to write a book that included cursing and belittling people as a way of EXPRESSING her success? I should think not!

Sorry, I’m not buying into your defense of Beyonce on these song’s lyrics…

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Maria

Posted at 10:52 PM on March 20, 2013  

Omg I love what you said, so damn right.

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