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Heidi R. Lewis Discusses Beyoncé and Feminism on NPR

Heidi R. Lewis Discusses Beyoncé and Feminism on NPR

Beyoncé was recently on the cover of Time as one of the 100 most influential people. In response, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg writes, “She raises her voice both on- and offstage to urge women to be independent and lead.”

However, Bill O’Reilly of Fox News said last month that for young girls, what Beyoncé does could have a negative impact. “This woman knows that young girls getting pregnant in the African-American community [...] She knows and doesn’t seem to care.”

Heidi R. Lewis, Assistant Professor of Feminist & Gender Studies, recently spoke with Robin Young on NPR‘s Here & Now to discuss Beyonce’s feminism. Click here for the clip.