Lorde Isn’t Afraid to be a Feminist, and That’s Why She’s Awesome

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January 6, 2014 by gabnormal


Pop sensation Lorde has been blowing up practically everywhere in the past few months, and that is definitely a good thing. Not even at the age of legal adulthood yet she’s way cooler than I was at 17 and this interview that she did with Rookie Mag is proof of that.

The singer-songwriter is super educated on more than just writing hit songs, and most importantly has no problem, and in fact seems proud of, being a feminist. We couldn’t be more excited.

With so many female artists shying away from the term, probably out of fear of being labeled a man-hating lesbian, it’s not only refreshing but a huge relief to see a strong, real, female artist having no problem identifying as such.

She also talks about the ridiculous rules that seem to plague only feminism sometimes, and how many seem feminism as having a very narrow definition when that is clearly not the case.

“I think I’m speaking for a bunch of girls when I say that the idea that feminism is completely natural and shouldn’t even be something that people find mildly surprising. It’s just a part of being a girl in 2013. That kind of normal, non-scary, chill vibe that you had with it, and that Rookie had, was really encouraging when I was like 14. Even now, I find a lot of feminist reading quite confusing and that often there’s a set of rules, and people will be like, “Oh, this person isn’t a true feminist because they don’t embody this one thing,” and I don’t know, often there is a lot of gray area tha can be hard to navigate. It’s just something that I’d assumed was natural for a long time. It’s not some crazy kind of alien concept to me. Did you ever have that problem of getting into feminist writings and then feeling confused about all the ways people’s opinions differed and all of the weird rulebooks and you’re like, What?she said in the interview.

We couldn’t be more thrilled that there is FINALLY a popular musician that gets it.

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