The Shouty Woman

February 1, 2007

Give Me Strength

Filed under: Feminism — by Lucy @ 2:02 pm

Kelis has been interviewed in the Guardian. One of the questions: Do you consider yourself a feminist?

 “KELIS: No… There’s a really negative connotation with the word feminist. I have no penis envy. I love being a woman, I love women. I think we are special and spectacular in so many different ways, but the connotation behind feminism is generally that we hate men; you know, we don’t shave our legs. But if the word feminist just means a female who is comfortable in her own skin and doesn’t apologise for it, then yes. I don’t apologise for being a woman or being who I am.”

Remind me to delete her album from my iPod. Oh, and get myself a penis, seeing as I’m apparently so envious of those who have them…

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7 Comments »

  1. Well, I always thought she was sort of lame.

    Comment by Veronica — February 1, 2007 @ 6:53 pm |Reply

  2. Yeah I saw that. I find her first album to weird – some of teh songs are pretty kick ass then others are all ‘feel me up and fuck me over teh bonnet of your truck’. *sigh*

    Comment by Laura — February 2, 2007 @ 12:22 pm |Reply

  3. The next female celebrity to say something that asinine gets a frying pan to the head from me.
    Seriously, why do they do that? Cowardice or just stupidity?

    Comment by BritGirlSF — February 15, 2007 @ 2:37 am |Reply

  4. The thing is, I think she’s neither. She’s just expressing the prevailing view of feminism among young women. That’s what makes it so depressing – if she was stupid, we could just ignore her.

    Comment by Lucy — February 15, 2007 @ 9:49 am |Reply

  5. It’s weird tho huh? I figure if any woman is serious about equality, she is gonna look into feminism, at least a 101 of feminism. Guess Kelis isn’t in that place.

    Comment by Dodo — March 5, 2007 @ 4:26 am |Reply

  6. That was not the whole article. The article goes on to say other things. That is what ahe initally thought of feminism. Of you can get a hold of the whole article, it is worth the read.

    Comment by toshspice — June 18, 2007 @ 8:05 pm |Reply

  7. Sorry Kelis wrote an article in Missbehavior magazine about Feminism that explains herself better.

    Comment by toshspice — June 18, 2007 @ 8:07 pm |Reply


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