Go away all of y’all. Shit.
"I want equality, but I want boys to like me more."
Oh thank fuck. This way, when someone calls me a feminist, at least I know I won’t be lumped into a similar category to these inconsequential air heads in the music industry.
Honestly, I blame them less than I blame an industry and society that puts a bad connotation on Feminism. Would it be better for them to come out and say they are? Yes. But their livelihoods depend on mass appeal and society doesn’t treat those who express opinions — especially opinions against the social norm, which feminism is — well.
I definitely see your point, but it still seems like a lousy excuse. How much more interesting would life be if a one pop star whose images and music are exported all over the globe called herself a feminist to her public*? I also realize that most press likes to sensationalize things and these quotes really could be off the wall of a toilet stall for all we know, so I hope I’m not sounding too over-the-top. It’s just kind of sad that instead of using their popularity to spread positive messages, these women/their agents/their PR people choose to build their images up to meet conformist dialogue.
The thing is that the jobs of their agents and PR people is to play it safe, and they put a shitton of pressure on THEM to play along. Maybe the quotes are out of context (I, personally, refuse to trust any ‘news outlet’ that would use fucking word bubbles like this) or maybe it’s that pressure.
And as far as Beyonce in your tags… let’s be honest. I’m pretty sure Beyonce could literally sacrifice a child to satan in Times Square at this point and STILL not lose a single fan. She’s reached pop culture deity status.