I generally don’t pay very close attention to pop culture, but as a parent, especially as my kids get older, that is a dangerous game. As I explain in my piece today, the gods and goddesses of our nation’s children can be found in pop culture. This is where so many kids in our society learn almost everything about life, morality, spirituality, and sexuality. Pop culture is important. Far more important that it should be or would be if parents were more engaged and involved.
So when Beyonce released her new album over the weekend, I couldn’t help but notice the insanely over-the-top celebration and adulation that came with it. Fans and the media have agreed that Beyonce is a creative genius and everything she produces is sacred and awe-inspiring. Worse than that, I’ve seen and heard many women call Beyonce’s music — particularly this latest offering — “empowering.”
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