I feel like I would be more of a woman if I could gyrate like Beyonce.
We all feel this, right? It’s not just me.
I’ve been watching the Single Ladies video over and over again in awe. I mean, I’ve seen it before – who hasn’t? But I saw something or other for a recent video of hers, which inevitably led to Single Ladies sidebar suggestion, which inevitably led to me questioning my womanhood.
Take a moment. Really, take a moment and just look at this madness. Remind yourself of your inferiority. Listen, you don’t have to watch the whole thing. Watch from 0:51 – 0:58. 7 seconds is really all it takes to start doubting your femininity. (If you’re a reader of the male equipping, you can just go ahead and enjoy it.)
Honestly, how does she even do that? I’ve seen women who can dance and then I’ve seen this detaching of the pelvis and whipping it around in circles. It’s amazing.
Dave asked me last night why I was continually watching it and what exactly I was looking for. Once I spotted the sequence, I shouted excitedly so he could come witness the magic. He said, “what, the hip thing?”
“David. That is so much more than ‘a hip thing’.”, I said. “She’s swinging her pelvis around like it isn’t connected to anything else. And then she just gets up and keeps whippin’ around. It’s madness, I say. MADNESS.”
Perhaps this is the reason he is with me. He’s unaffected by the pelvic magic. The Beyonces of the world have no hold over him. Which is a mighty good thing since I’m completely uninclined. In fact, I took a Modern Dance class my sophomore year in college just to challenge myself and smacked my head off the stage floor in the final.
There was an audience. A fairly large one.
I got an A. She noted in my final evaluation that I had great stage presence, which is fantastic because I also had two left feet and an overwhelming inability to sense my surroundings.
I’ll admit that this past week I looked up a few YouTube videos with workouts that mirrored this sort of woman beastiness. I looked pathetic. Also, the women in the videos are wearing very little so I also did a lot of feeling badly about myself while I jiggled.
So kudos to you, Beyonce – your hips have the power to make women doubt that they’re really women. That’s a powerful quality indeed. You keep on keepin’ on.
I’ve got some weeping and jiggling to do. ♣