Roger Ailes knows that sex sells. And that's why Fox females are positioned so that the camera can make maximum use of their legs which, in the case of Megyn Kelly, are famous. Yet, when it comes to Beyoncé's performance at the VMA awards, Fox is taking a very Victorian stance because Queen Bey dared to combine her raw sexuality with a message on feminism which, with its message of empowerment, is very threatening to those who want women to know their place in the patriarchy. As the mouthpiece for this medieval, misogynistic world view, Fox News has hosted anti-feminist Suzanne Venker and the Princeton Mom who thinks that college is only for finding a husband. Last night, Megyn Kelly and her anti-feminist guest Mollie Hemingway continued this narrative by trashing both Beyoncé' and feminism which, according to Rush Limbaugh, "allows ugly women access to society." Beyoncé says otherwise and Fox isn't happy!
Kelly started with a clip of Beyoncé's performance at the VMA's during which the words of Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, about feminism, were played while the word "feminist" appeared beyond Beyoncé. Kelly said that Beyoncé's performance "has created a whole lot of buzz" with her "message" that "she is all about feminism." More video was shown which, according to Kelly, "wasn't near the raciest part of the performance." She asked her guest, Mollie Hemingway, "is this the new face of feminism today." She introduced her guest, Senior Editor of the right wing "Federalist" and "submissive wife" who says marriage solves all problems, Mollie Hemingway.
Kelly informed us that Beyoncé' has "taken a whole lot of flack for being sexual" (right, from Bill O'Reilly who thinks that she is single-handedly responsible for every black teen pregnancy!). Kelly cited lyrics "that include bow down, you know, b's, rhymes with witches while she talked about feminism." Kelly, of course, didn't mention that the "bow down, bitches line was written in anger about her haters which would seem to include some on Fox News!
Hemingway snarked that her "favorite part of the spiel on feminism happened moments after the stage was full of back-up dancers whose costume was, no joke, naked stripper and they were gyrating on stripper poles." (Oh, do pass me my fan because I'm having an attack of the vapors!) Hemingway huffed about how Beyoncé "used the bad b word" (OMG) when she said the "bow down" line. Hemingway tsked, tsked that "the idea that this is modern feminism is hilarious" and opined that there is some truth to this because nasty "modern feminism is kind of an incoherent mess of double standards."
Kelly cited Adichie's comment "that we cannot teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings the way that boys are" as what seemed to be "the critical piece" in saying that women "can flaunt their sexuality" in the same way that men have been taught to do. Hemingway made the bogus claim that feminism teaches that "women are identical to men" even though we lil gals are "quite different from men." She did mention that the speech came from a Nigerian woman who is dealing with "global feminist problems for women, not like the kind of stuff we're dealing with in America like banning the word bossy" which, according to Hemingway, Beyoncé supports. Kelly snarked "but she's OK with bow down beatch, can I say it that way?"
Kelly noted that Beyoncé's performance "spoke to a lot of women who felt empowered by her message" and lamented that "the message, if you listen to the lyrics of many of her songs, I don't know can you say skanky? Is that all right..." Hemingway, who likes(?) Beyoncé said that feminism is popular with "elites" but "not a lot of people identify as feminists;" but that this is "smart marketing" for advertisers.
Kelly finished with this gem: "If you watch these VMA's, I mean you really have to wonder if in 25 years, the new standard is they're just gonna be openly having sexual intercourse on the stage. I mean is that where America is going because it's that explicit?"
Ironically, Adichie said that we teach girls that "you can aim to be successful but not too successful; otherwise you will threaten the man." Obviously Beyoncé's success threatens those at Fox. Beyoncé shows us that a woman, in this case a black woman, can define herself regardless of societal expectations.
Deal with it bitches!
These women are Genuine Gender Traitors and will be first against the wall come the revolution!
Hmm… perhaps I should rephrase that last bit…
But on the subject of provocative, I don’t know of any other woman in TV news who’s as frankly and explicitly and self-conciously sexually provocative as Megyn Kelly. Her whole presentation is “AIn’t I hot?” Yech.
As a woman concerned about role models for young girls, I’m not that crazy about Beyonce’s explicitly sexual provocativeness, I have to say. But that’s her job, you could say. Megyn Kelly has no such excuse.
Heidi Fleiss could have made extra bucks hiring these bimbettes.
Look at Barbie Megyn’s clothing. Is this news, or cocktail hour? Or is she seeking Mr. Goodbar?
We pray Sistah Harris does not dress like that at church. But that would not matter since the priests prefer little altar boys.
Wretchen Gretchen dresses like a high-end call girl in Washington, D.C. Watch out! Those boys in the Beltway don’t mind taking her out for a “drink.”
The Underwear Model Kimberly needs to be reminded that this is a “news” network, not Victoria’s Secret.
The Tortoise needs to wear longer skirts to cover up those big legs of hers.
Blondie Martha wears these ugly, big-heel spiked dress shoes that makes her look tall. For a woman, she should have better taste in her shoes.
Lizzie from Fox and Frauds dresses like a teen girl trying to get her first date with the high school football player.
All these bimbettes say they are Catholic, but based on their provocative attire, we don’t think so.