Beyonce covering Time's '100 Most Influential People in the World' issue is not at all a surprise. Of course she was going to be influential – Just listen to the lyrics of a number of her songs to see what I mean. She appeals to a breed of feminism that wouldn't even call themselves 'feminist'. That is what makes her so powerful.
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg profiled her for the issue saying:
“Beyonce doesn’t just sit at the table. She builds a better one… Beyoncé has insisted that girls “run the world” and declared, “I’m not bossy, I’m the boss.” She raises her voice both on- and offstage to urge women to be independent and lead.”
And that she does.
What I am a little surprised about is the styling for the cover. I’m not really sure that a see-through top and undies is the right way to portray an influential woman who urges “woman to be independent and lead”. I mean, yes, she looks freaking hot. And yes, out of anyone she can probably get a hell of a lot done in just her underwear, but that’s beside the point.
She’s powerful, sexy and successful and everyone knows that she’s a great example of someone who has it all – So why does she need to be half naked? I’m sure the team at Time Magazine are talented enough to portray all of these qualities with the inclusion of clothes.
What do you think?
Images: Time Magazine, the gentlewoman, Harper's Bazaar, Google Images.