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Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez and Florence Welch Headline Feminist Benefit Concert

Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez and Florence Welch Headline Feminist Benefit Concert

Chime for Change, an organization that promotes education, health and justice for women founded by Beyonce, Salma Hayek and Gucci designer, Frida Giannini, held a concert Sound of Change over the weekend in London. 

The benefit concert, described as a ‘female Live Aid,’ was headlined by Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez. It was a star-studded affair with additional performances by Duran Duran, John Legend, Iggy Azalea amongst others. Celebrities  like Madonna, Jessica Chastain, Zoe Saldana, Ryan Reynolds and many others including feminist icon Gloria Steinem spoke out about the importance of supporting women’s rights. 

The concert raised over $4 million dollars which will go funding 200 projects in about 70 countries. 

It was broadcast to more than 150 countries around the world who were exposed to issues of genital mutilation, domestic violence, illiteracy and other issues effecting women. 

We love when celebrities come together to use their power and influence to make a difference. 

Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez Power Women’s Rights Concert

Chime for Change: Women’s voices, loud and clear: A
star-studded concert returns feminism to centre stage
(The Independent)

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Stephanie Rosenfeld

I still need to be convinced Beyonce is a feminist. Being female and having money and power doesn't automatically make you one. I heard her in an interview claim that she had never thought about how the overtly-sexualized outfits and moves in her dancing might affect the young girls and teenagers who idolize her — as if, if you don't think about it, it's not an issue. That was a number of years ago, though, so maybe she's developed a stance or explanation about how modelling that version of female image promotes feminist values or enhances female power.

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