Despite the best efforts of blogs like Jezebel and other activist outlets, empirical evidence seems to suggest the popularity of radical feminism is waning among today’s young women. With many role models for today’s girls openly distancing themselves from the term, those who still accept the tenets of feminist propaganda are fighting harder to remain relevant.
An ideology that defined a generation of man-hating bra-burners is now seen by many young women as an irrelevant throwback to a more misogynistic American culture. Singer Lana Del Rey, for example, was asked her opinion of the philosophy during a recent interview with Fader magazine.
“For me,” she concluded, “the issue of feminism is just not an interesting concept.”
The 27-year-old star explained she would much prefer focusing on legitimate interests – like pondering our place in the universe.
“Whenever people bring up feminism,” she continued, “I’m just like, god; I’m just not really that interested. I’m more interested in, you know, SpaceX and Tesla, what’s going to happen with our intergalactic possibilities.”
Del Rey’s interviewer went on to ask her how she would define feminism. If its proponents used the singer’s interpretation, the movement might just enjoy a renaissance.
“My idea of true feminism is a woman who feels free enough to do whatever she wants,” Del Rey explained.
She then faced questions regarding the perception that some of her music glamorizes violence against women. She dismissed any concerns by acknowledging that she enjoys “a little hardcore love.”
Feminists were quick to trash Del Rey in much the same way as they have with rising film star Shailene Woodley in recent weeks.
Do yourself a favor and don’t read Lana Del Rey’s thoughts on #feminism. Apparently human rights are boring. Less boring? Space.
— Lauren Schacher (@LaurenSchacher) June 5, 2014
Lana Del Rey Thinks Feminism’s Boring, Drops Song About Domestic Violence http://t.co/07M9Zhjs8k
— Stephen Trumbull (@musicregistry) June 5, 2014
When faced with a detractor, the purveyors of feminist groupthink assume she must not understand what the ideology really means, ignoring the possibility that any woman could actually reject its core tenets. In order for the movement to survive, it might just be necessary for feminism to more closely resemble Del Rey’s vision than the radicals who make such absurd claims (i.e. sexual intercourse is “always rape.”)
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This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom