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Lana Del Rey Calls Feminism Boring; Sparks Backlash (photos)

Lana Del Rey says feminism bores her at the same time she spouts a decidedly feminist view of women.

Lana Del Rey says feminism bores her at the same time she spouts a decidedly feminist view of women.

Lana Del Rey blew off 100 years of struggle for gender equality by women in one flip comment in a new magazine interview. She called feminism “boring” and said she wasn’t really interested in gender equality.

Rather, her focus is on what she called “intergalactic possibilities.”

“For me, the issue of feminism is just not an interesting concept,” she told Fader magazine.

“Whenever people bring up feminism, I’m like, god. I’m just not really that interested,” she added.

“I’m more interested in, you know, SpaceX and Tesla, what’s going to happen with our intergalactic possibilities.”

Lana Del Rey a Melancholy Baby in Fader
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While her view my be cosmic, she’s squarely grounded in the 19th century on an issue that hits close to home for most women… and men.

The fight for gender equality has been integral to the advance of society, both culturally and technologically. It’s hard to see how you can have one without the other.

Nor would it be desirable.

“Lana says she finds feminism soooo uninteresting whilst promoting choking women in her videos as sexy self empowerment. Nice of her to promote gender violence as sexy.” wrote one reader.

“Maybe she should gen up a bit on feminism before she starts spouting rubbish and look at how many women die through her idea of sexy self empowerment where they aren’t given a choice as to whether to be choked by a man or not.

“Show some social responsibility Lana.”

Despite her views, she, oddly, has a decidedly feminist view of women. “My idea of a true feminist is a woman who feels free enough to do whatever she wants,” she said.

The 27-year-old singer, who is known for her florid lyrics and lush music, clearly doesn’t get it.

The fact that she can even say that comes after a long struggle for women’s rights that often involved great sacrifice and sometimes bloodshed.

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