One day my husband and I were having a conversation about Beyonce and he said something that shocked me. “Guys can’t dance to Beyonce songs.” I immediately protested. Beyonce makes fun, danceable songs for the whole wide world, including men! He was insistent. “A straight man can’t go to the dance floor when “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” comes on. That song’s for women. I’m cool with that.” I checked with a male coworker and he agreed: dancing to a Beyonce song was a slight violation of Man Code.
Not even “7/11” ?! I had no idea!
At that moment, I started wondering exactly when men do when a Beyonce song comes on at the dancerie, or the pordee, or the function, or on the radio.