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Beyonce packs more girl power to her punch

By Kim Palacios

hollywoodnews.com: The debut of the video for Beyonce’s new single, “Run the World (Girls)” may mark the ultimate manifestation the R&B star’s girl power agenda. With song lyrics that warn “Boy don’t even try to take us…” and “Who runs the world? Girls!” while featuring an army of women causing armed men to cower in fear, the superstar’s message is a natural culmination in a series of mega-hits dating as far back as “Destiny’s Child”.

2008’s “I am…Sasha Fierce” also had its fair share of lyrics aimed at (shall we say, overconfident?) men. “Irreplaceable” cautions a man not to underestimate his partner’s ability to find somebody else to treat her right. “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” reproaches a man for being jealous of his ex’s new love interest—particularly when he himself failed to “put a ring on it”.

Even as a member of “Destiny’s Child”, hit singles included a theme of women claiming their power. Lyrics to songs like “Independent Women Part I” (which featured on the soundtrack of “Charlie’s Angels”), “Jumpin’ Jumpin’”, and “Survivor” prove as much.

Beyonce’s new album, 4, will release on June 28th.

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About Kim Palacios

Kim Palacios is a San Francisco Bay Area transplant whose epicurean tendencies are matched only by her wanderlust. While not covering food, wine, and luxury travel for her column on Examiner.com, she guest writes for Travel Writers Exchange and a number of other varied-topic blogs. She is quadrilingual and holds an M.B.A. in Finance (neither of which she uses much these days). While not mourning the death of free markets and grumbling about the tax treatment of Californians, she enjoys film, and all things Twilight.

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