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Beyonce - If I Were a Boy

When I first heard this song, I thought it addressed the issues that were stereotypical of men to sing about in hip hop songs: sex, promiscuity, having multiple women at one time, etc.  However, after watching the video, I felt as though it made women seem weak still.  The idea of the man being the cop struck me.  Is it more masculine? Is it to represent power?  The relationships cops have in general are very strained because of hours that they work etc.  So does it send the wrong message to women who have husbands/girlfriends who are cops?

Beyonce is a very popular artist, and she does a lot of songs to address women’s empowerment.  Do her videos match?

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