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Beyonce Knowles Surprised by Little Freedom Egyptian Women Have

May 12, 2011 05:13:46 GMT

Speaking about female empowerment, the 'Run the World (Girls)' singer says, 'I realized that one of my responsibilities was to inspire women in a deeper way.'


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Girl power has taken on a whole new meaning for Beyonce Knowles ever since she visited Egypt and saw the way women are treated in the Middle East. Like Alicia Keys before her, the "Crazy in Love" hitmaker was touched and inspired by the beauty and culture of Egypt - but she was shocked by the little freedom women have there.

She tells Billboard magazine, "Once the sun went down, I saw not one woman; it was shocking and fascinating to me, because it was so extreme. I saw thousands of men walking down the street, socializing in bars, praying in mosques - and no women. I felt really proud when I performed and saw the strength that the women were getting through the music."

"I remember being in Japan when Destiny's Child put out 'Independent Women', and women there were saying how proud they were to have their own jobs, their own independent thinking, their own goals. It made me feel so good, and I realized that one of my responsibilities was to inspire women in a deeper way."


 




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posted by Soma on May 19, 2011
I'm a huge Beyonce fan...but I think that she is wrong in what she said..first of all she didn't stay in Egypt enough time in order to say such judgment..she went to Japan MILLIOOONNN Times..she should've think carefully before she speak..because in this case she will lose so much from her fan base here in Egypt particularly and In the Middle East Generally..And She Should apaologize
posted by rasha on May 18, 2011
what are saying?? hey ma'm defintely you were not egypt. and for your knowledge 80% of egyptian working women are affording and responsible of thier families.
posted by Sarah on May 17, 2011
what the fuk is she talking about? lol!
posted by rania on May 16, 2011
u r realy ignorant , that proves that u haven't watched the news during the egyptian revolution . thank u Allah for the gift of islam
posted by Rabso on May 16, 2011
which Egypt you're talking about?

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