Ciara – Like a Boy

Since we watched Beyonce’s “If I Were a Boy” in class, I thought it might be interesting to compare the video and lyrics of Ciara’s “Like a Boy.” What do you think about the representation of masculinity in each video? What about the fact that in Ciara’s video the only “gender bending” that happens is by women?

For reference, Beyonce’s song came out in 2008, and Ciara’s came out in 2007.

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2 thoughts on “Ciara – Like a Boy

    • I hit the enter button too soon! What I really like about this video is how she shows the different kinds of dances that are usually attributed to men and women. I think thats how Beyonce’s video really differs, that hers is much more of a sad story while Ciara’s is like an angry jam. Love both of those songs!

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