NEW YORK - your gift is that they all be all . They are the mimic octopus pop culture to shape with the notable triple power of these beings displacement , color blending and handle in many directions at once. Jay -Z : Man dealt drugs and shot his own brother , a guest of the President in his inaugural box , a pure artist , a money man who agrees to a " new Sinatra " and by repeating it made that way. Beyoncé : God-fearing girl from Texas, scantily clad and sexualized vixen mononymous superstar and feminist icon , the woman who took the last name Jay -Z, Carter.
And now they have become something else: the latest fodder for America's simmering dispute over the marriage.
happened when Beyoncé released a new video - song "Drunk in Love" ,
about the joys of sex in marriage , and then late last month performed
the number, with a guest rap by her husband , at the Grammy Awards . The Internet lit up with anything from ecstasy to contempt.
No good reason for a married mother on a chair with her legs gaped for
the whole world to see , to be open , " Afiya Watkins wrote in a vibrant
Facebook debate on one of the movements of the singer in performance. Others hissed Beyoncé's " half-naked demonic way ," and urged them to " keep it in the bedroom. "
But others reveled in a pop- cultural moment , the cast marriage as sexy and sophisticated . "When in the 30s and with children not dead , we mean " Alexsa Nouri wrote on Facebook. A Tina Vasquez wrote on Twitter : " Beyoncé and Jay -Z show more
intimacy has done in a five-minute power than my parents in 20 years of
Soon after , Alyssa Rosenberg, stirred writing on the liberal blog Think Progress, the pot. She
suggested that conservatives in general , and marriage boosters in
particular , could use some of the Carters that project their union as "
a declaration of intent , exciting well as the idea that marriage is to
discipline wayward men or provide support for women to learn that can not economically manage on your own. "
At a time when the marriage is highly competitive and turn quickly to
leave more Americans at once as an institution and sought by same-sex
couples excluded, Mrs. Rosenberg provocation raises tough questions for
both ends of the political spectrum .
idea of marriage as Carter's ambassador is difficult for some on the
left who accept the funding of the institution resist . There are concerns that this reduces other worthy ways of life. There
are also fears that such promotion is a knit stitch to provide relief
to the poor hold back with the suggestion that they build stable homes
and move on when they both spouses. " The suspicion is that when people say , " marriage " , what they
mean is " tax cuts for the rich and meaningless pabulum for the poor " ,
" in the words of Matt Yglesias , a prominent liberal commentator.
the Carters ' portrait of marriage is just as unsettling for some on
the right who would like to see promoted the institution , but be
careful , its promotion in relation to the performance of the adult
rather than family building. Promoted
Speaking of performance of the couple, as well as another moment at the
Grammys , marriage equality , the conservative National Organization
for Marriage wrote on his blog : "We think that neither of last night
the ' services ' are an ideal starting point for a proper understanding of marriage. "
John Mark Comer, a Christian pastor in Portland , Oregon, and author
of the new book " Loveology " , reflects the country's ambivalence about
marriage promotion in response to the Carters ' duet.
a song about a woman who with her husband for the night, lusting after
her husband, and really, really good sex, which is all good for , " he
said, with Biblical quotations as support. But, he said , there are dangers in the sale of marriage as an adult
-centered thrill : Thrills fade, and an enthusiastic duality , a pair of
the richer joys of building to distract something about yourself in the
" The point of marriage is not marriage ," he said. " The point of marriage is something