Alice Walker The Color Purple Analysis

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Alice Walker, a poet and activist once said that “a womanist is to feminist as purple is to lavender.” Womanism is just another shade of feminism. It helps give awareness to the experience of black women and other women of color who have always been at the forefront of the feminist movement, but made invisible in historical texts and the media. Although feminism addresses and fights for gender equality, it rarely addressed equality and justice for black women in the civil rights movement. On the other hand, womanism not only fights for the gender equality but for justice against racial oppression against African American men and women. “Lemonade” is Beyonce 's call for the liberation of Black women. By using her platform, she was thinking beyond herself when producing her album, she was connecting her pain to the millions of other Black women. In order to heal from the betrayal she faced from her husband, she had to cope with other issues that define what she is in society’s eyes as a Black woman. Throughout history, women had to fight to have a voice. There was a point in time where men were the only head of the households and women are just to accept whatever the man thought was right.Yet as time progresses, gender roles are slowly fading and women are breaking barriers to…show more content…
She is not sorry for trying to prioritize herself instead of him. She is now playing the role of being carefree and not caring about what he thinks. The message can be interpreted as if he’s not worth the time, “tell that boy bye”. Which empowers women to be picky about who they spend their time with romantically. The lyrics “Me and my ladies sip my D’USSE cup” and “Me and my whoadies ‘bout to stroll up,” Beyonce emphasizes the girl support she has around her and to send a message that girlfriends will help an individual still have a great time without a
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