I don't want to make it seem like I thought your criticisms weren't valid. Just...lacking a sound structural base.?.? This is how criticisms of the new Beyonce video went down in the feministo-sphere: Feminist YouTuber has her heart in the right place with this criticism... [youtube]p72UqyVPj54[/youtube] But is criticized by this third-wave "girl power!" (but let's ignore social structure) feminist... https://begirlmanifesta.wordpress.com/2011/05/23/why-i-like-my-feminism-gray/ And then this author at feministing.com comes along to pick up the pieces, showing that there is a danger in both being overly critical of commodified, mass-media "empowerment" songs and in being caught up in the idea that Beyonce is going to challenge patriarchy and inequality, break down walls by releasing a song (you too can change the world for $1.29 on iTunes!). Behind every strong man, there is an even stronger Beyonce.