The GW LGBT Resource Center and Feminist Student Union held the round table discussion, “Flawless Feminism,” analyzing Beyoncé as a feminist icon in pop culture at the Multicultural Center yesterday. The discussion was part of a series of events celebrating Women’s History Month.
Travis McCown, a student coordinator at the LGBT Resource Center, hosted the discussion.
McCown called Beyoncé a perfect fit for Women’s History Month discussion because she portrays a strong female role model . He went on to explain how the discussion would analyze her work through a queer lens for the LGBT perspective.
The discussion started off by playing the Beyoncé music videos, “Pretty Hurts” and “Flawless.”
A board of GW Ph.D and graduate students Natalie Alizaga and Brianne Painia and Women’s Studies professor Todd Ramlow led the discussion.
Each member of the board gave their opinions on the music videos and the audience was asked to voice their opinions commenting or criticizing certain aspects of the music videos and Beyoncé’s own statements about feminism.
Check out the Multicultural Student Center for more events being held in honor of Women’s History Month.