Maybe the refrain should be “Who should run the world?” Anyway, Beyonce’s video for her high-powered girl anthem “Run the World (Girls)” just premiered. As usual, B’s working that choreography and the beat’s so contagious it makes us all want to shake our booties and yell GIRLS when B asks “Who run the world?” Watch it for yourself here:
Don’t you wanna just put on your stilettos and kick some patriarchal butt.
BUT lest we rest too comfortably too soon on our feminist haunches, the bright and witty “Nineteen Percent” warns us that Beyonce’s anthem is more of an aspiration than a reality. Girls do NOT run the world. Nor do we want to really. Equality and an end to sexual violence will do fine thanks.