The News: Lily Allen and Feminism

It's been a while since i've written a light music news story, but i'll give it a shot. Don't expect one paragraph sentences, or formal writing, it's all about comment here... Well, Wendy Testaburger's image may be confusing to you, but it's the idea of Wendy and her charachter which creates this somewhat strange comment on Lily Allen and her feminism. You all know who Lily Allen is, and i'm pretty sure most of you respect her as an artist. I've listened to both Lily Allen albums several times, and yeah, they're pretty good. It's pop for girls who don't really care for pop music, and rebellious tween music for males who dislike pop, but want a female pop artist as a marker.

Her new music has split fans and critics. "Air Balloon" is catchy, catchy, and catchy - offering little else other than a simple pop hook and a Shellback co-credit. Then there's "Hard Out Here", a 'feminist anthem' for the women who are seriously pissed off with the way girls are viewed and treated in the industry, and life in general. "Hard Out Here" is actually a well produced track, written with opinion which is backed up by Allen's lyrics: "If I told you 'bout my sex life, you'd call me a slut. When boys be talking about their bitches, no one's making a fuss," and she spits reality. Allen hasn't been silenced, and in 2014, it seems she can be a female icon for the music industry. Someone who is both strong willed, and smart.

Why then, is Allen so against feminism as a word and a movement? Allen, who's been considered a feminist by critics for quite some time, denounced the word today: "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’"

Wendy wasn't jelly, and not is Lily Allen either - she's just sick of social chauvinism (maybe) and the way women react to it. It's no more banter than football rivalry in the music industry. Allen's words of equality seem to be upheld by evidence, but gender equality isn't worldwide yet. Perhaps in our strange western world, the women can be SEO, write the theme tune, sing the theme tune, and bring home the bread, but that's not true in other cultures and societies across our civilisation. Music seems to be moving more towards image, as some women would like, but it's still as degrading as softcore pornography, and Allen wants to eliminate this social stigma of feminism. I can't wait for Sheezus to see what Allen has come up with, but one thing's for sure - there won't be a cover of Bowie's "Suffragette City" - and don't expect Allen to be getting on with pro-feminists who consider men to be the precursor to all their problems.
~Page 3 of the Sun

1959,1,1965,1,1966,1,1967,1,1968,3,1969,3,1971,1,1972,3,1974,1,1977,2,1980,2,1981,1,1983,1,1984,1,1985,2,1987,1,1988,1,1989,3,1990,2,1991,3,1993,4,1994,4,1995,3,1996,4,1997,1,1998,4,1999,1,2000,3,2001,1,2002,2,2003,1,2004,4,2005,6,2006,6,2007,6,2008,9,2009,16,2010,23,2011,57,2012,281,2013,446,2014,114,2015,20,2016,10,2017,7,2018,5,2019,3,Acid House,6,Afrobeat,2,Album Round-up,11,Alternative,110,Alternative Dance,8,Alternative Hip-Hop,14,Alternative Metal,6,Alternative Rock,132,Alternative Trip-Hop,2,Alternatve,2,Alternatve Rock,6,Ambient,63,Art Rock,16,Avant-garde,3,Baroque Pop,5,Bluegrass,1,Blues,2,Britpop,7,CAOTM,20,Chamber Pop,4,Chillout,3,Chillwave,10,Chiptune,1,Chris,27,Classical,9,Classics,31,Classics. Electronic,7,Comedy,2,Cornelius,1,Country,2,Dance,5,Dance-Punk,4,Discovery,198,Discovery II,2,Downtempo,17,Dream Pop,47,Drone,11,Dubstep,10,Easy Listening,5,Eddie,712,EDM,2,Electro House,9,Electro-Rock,5,Electronic,208,Electronic Dance,6,electronic pop,2,emo,1,EP's,36,Experimental,57,Experimental Pop,6,Experimental Rock,14,Extreme Metal,1,Festivals,8,Folk,48,Folk Punk,5,Folk Rock,10,Funk,7,Garage Rock,19,Glitch,13,Gothic Rock,1,Grunge,3,Har,1,Hard Rock,3,Hardcore Punk,1,Hip-Hop,29,House,7,IDM,12,Indie,23,Indie Folk,19,Indie Pop,91,Indie Rock,189,Industrial,2,Insrumental Hip-Hop,1,Instrumental Hip-Hop,1,Instrumental Rock,8,Interviews,44,Jake,15,Jazz,1,Jazz-Folk,1,Johnny,18,Jonathan,7,Jordan,290,Jungle,1,Krautrock,6,Listen,4,Lists,50,Live Show,32,Lo-fi,14,math,1,Math Pop,1,Math Rock,11,Matt,1,Matt C,40,Matt G,2,Men of Music,4,Metal,15,Minimal,9,Minimal Techno,3,Mon McCool,1,MRD-X,7,Music In General,135,Music on the Radio,1,Neo-Classical,3,Neo-Psychedelia,16,Neofolk,4,New Wave,8,Nile,1,Noise Pop,14,Noise Rock,17,Nu metal,1,Nu-gaze,10,Nu-metal,1,Polka,1,Pop,57,Pop Corner,29,Pop Punk,6,Pop Rock,2,Post- Hardcore,5,Post-Metal,2,Post-Punk,28,Post-Punk Revival,15,Post-Rock,26,Progressive Rock,2,Protopunk,3,Psych-Folk,7,Psychadelic Rock,5,Psychedelic,10,Psychedelic Folk,1,Psychedelic Rock,4,Punk,7,Punk Rock,12,R.I.P.,1,Rap,2,Rap Rock,1,Reggae,7,Reggae Review,7,Reviews,839,Rhythmn and Blues,15,Rock,65,Rock and Roll,3,Sadcore,2,Sean,1,Shoegaze,34,Singer-Songwriter,98,Ska,4,Ska Punk,1,Slowcore,2,Soft Rock,1,Soul,13,Soundtrack,1,Space Rock,8,Spoken Word,1,Steven,1,Stoner Rock,1,Surf Rock,3,Synth Pop,27,Take Me Back,5,Techno,16,The News,19,Thrash Metal,2,Track Review,262,Trance,1,Trip-Hop,6,Twee Pop,2,Videos,20,Weekly Spin,6,
Discovery: The News: Lily Allen and Feminism
The News: Lily Allen and Feminism
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy