When people attempt to undermine Beyonce’s empowerment and autonomy by defining her merit by what she does or wears, they’re actually reinforcing the oppressive society that dictates that everything including women and their rights are commodities and for sale and alienated from their person. This is particularly dangerous, deadly form of antiblack misogyny when used against black women, who have historically in America (and the world) had their bodies both dehumanized and hyper-sexualized to the point where they are viewed as both non-human and unable to have a right to their sexuality- something that is socially enforced to this day, notably in the rhetoric surrounding Beyonce’s attire and marketing choices.

I’m really tired of explaining this but thank you to the-last-moonset for helping me articulate it.