I think lily allen was saying feminism shouldn't be thing as in feminists shouldn't have to be fighting for equality anymore because it's stupid that we're not equal? At least I hope that's what she's saying. She often saying things very bluntly so I'm just hoping that's what she meant otherwise I'm gutted
Yeah I thought that’s what she was saying too but if you read her interview she says some very troubling things.
"Feminism. I hate that word because it shouldn’t even be a thing any more. We’re all equal, everyone is equal so why is there even a conversation about feminism? What’s the man version of feminism? There isn’t even a word for it. There’s no reason for it. Menanism. Male-ism. It doesn’t exist."
I don’t know about Lily but it’s pretty clear to me, that in today’s society, we are NOT all equal, misogyny is still a very real problem . I agree that the debate over equality of the sexes shouldn’t be a thing anymore but until the problem ceases to exist the least we can do is talk about it and raise awareness? Also, it’s just really provoking to ask why there’s no male-oriented word for feminism since obviously THERE IS NO NEED FOR IT. And I do find it highly hypocritical that she would write a song about the misogyny in the media, saying “forget your balls and grow a pair of tits it’s hard out here for a bitch” and then come out and say that feminism shouldn’t exist. But here’s the worst part for me.
"But I don’t think men are the enemy, I think women are the enemy. I know that when I’m sitting in a restaurant and a really beautiful woman walks in, who’s skinny, I instinctively think, “Oh she’s really skinny and beautiful and I’m really fat and ugly.” Every man I speak to always says they find that kind of woman gross, and they prefer a bit more meat on their ladies. So it’s more of a competitive thing. It’s weird. It’s just really unhealthy and we’re our own worst enemy. We should stop being so horrible to each other."
Why would you express your insecurities by making a whole group of women appear undesirable and “gross” and then preach about how horrible we are to each other? I mean she’s basically saying “I shouldn’t feel insecure about my body and hate this woman because she’s prettier than me because men think she’s gross anyway so she’s not a threat” and that’s such a problematic way to think.
I’m kind of disappointed I guess because I’ve always liked Lily Allen and I really loved how she addressed some important issues about the struggle of women in her industry with a sense of humor and satire in “Hard Out Here” and I didn’t expect she’d say stuff like that I guess :(