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I have ambivalent feelings about this.
What do you think about feminism in pop music? Miley Cyrus recently called herself a feminist.
Kathleen Hanna: I feel bad that I don’t pay that good of attention. I was just talking about that Lady Gaga quote: “I’m not a feminist…I hail men, I love men…" That depresses me. I don’t give a shit if you want to call yourself "Martha Washington." If you’re out there in the world and doing a non-traditional job or if you’re expanding the definition of what it means to be saying it’s OK that I have traits that are traditionally masculine and it doesn’t make me any less of a person. You can be doing feminism out in the world and not call yourself that. I don’t care. What bothers me is when people refute it using a stereotype. Lady Gaga didn’t say, "Feminists hate men," but that’s what she means. To me, feminism is also about liberating men from the stereotypes that they have to be the breadwinners, that they have to be a certain way, and they can’t explore their feminine sides. That’s crippling men. That’s crippling how fully men can experience their emotional lives and everything. They have to bond with each other by putting women down? That’s sad. What about having real friendships? Wouldn’t that be great?
I feel like feminism is something that can change the world. It’s not just white women climbing the corporate ladder. It’s about challenging all the binaries, ending racism, ending classism. It’s not about hating men! That’s not even part of the conversation in my mind. But that’s kind of great to hear a little freak like Miley Cyrus say that she’s a feminist. She’s such a weirdo. I think that anything that opens a discussion is positive, but I want to find a way that we can go beyond talking about twerking to actually working on change.