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Beyoncé album reignites feminism debate

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Singer Beyonce performs on stage during a concert in the Rock in Rio Festival on September 13, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Buda Mendes/Getty Images

Last week, Beyoncé bucked record label protocol by dropping a surprise album in the middle of the night. 

Like everything Queen B does, her fifth self-titled album has been celebrated, scrutinized, criticized, chewed over and spit out. Lately most of the buzz on the Internet revolves around this question: Is Beyonce a feminist?

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Here to sort through this heated debate is writer Michelle Taylor who tweets and blogs under the name Feminista Jones.

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