Feminism (Like Most Things) Confuses Katy Perry


I often wonder what it must be like to be Katy Perry: living in a world of constant confusion and befuddlement. Then I thank god that I have two brain cells to rub together to make sure I don’t word barf out anything like the stupid shit she says. Katy has been in the news for the past little while because, even though she’s a grown ass woman who will be 30 this year, she doesn’t really get what the term “feminist” means. But, to be fair, I’m sure there are a lot of multi-syllable words she doesn’t quite get.

Don’t get me wrong, I get confused by things, too. Sometimes when I’m walking up staircases and I suddenly forget how to walk on stairs and I start to have a mini panic attack, which I’m pretty sure is an acid flashback, but I feel like that’s normal shit to get confused about. Gender equality? Yeah, as someone with a vagina I never get too confused about that.

Back in 2012, Billboard named Katy their Woman of the Year. During an interview with the magazine she puked out this gem:

I am not a feminist, but I do believe in the power of women.

Maybe Katy watched one too many movies about feminists in the ’60s and now thinks feminism is all about burning your push-up bra, cutting your hair off, and hating men (which it was never about), or maybe bitch needs to sit down and listen to Beyonc?’s new album, I don’t know, but for her to be a woman in today’s modern world and say “I’m not a feminist”, to me, means that “No, I don’t believe in the equality of the sexes. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go blow John Mayer.”

Maybe she is just na?ve and even in her late-20s doesn’t understand what the word “feminist” truly means, but, in that case, she shouldn’t speak out on thinks she’s uneducated on. BUT ANYWAY, so Katy announced that she wasn’t a feminist back in 2012 and a lot of people (myself included) thought she sounded like a total fucking idiot, so last Sunday, when an Australian?morning show brought up the “f” word to her again, I just couldn’t wait to hear what kind of gem she was going to come up with.

So does Katy consider herself a feminist now?

A feminist? Um, yeah, actually. I used to not really understand what that word meant, and now that I do, it just means that I love myself as a female and I also love men.

Hmmm, ok, nice try, but that’s not exactly what feminism means. Maybe if I use a diagram without too many words it’ll help:


Pretty basic and simple stuff. Well, at least she’s identifying herself as a feminist now, so that’s a start. It’s the little victories.



  1. why says

    I think the author of the comment doesn’t really get it either. She seems more stupid to me that Katy Perry. American feminists seem to be more about supremacy that equality. When was the last time any one saw a woman defending the rights of men in a predominately female field like being a teacher, or early childhood educator. You don’t see men in preschool hardly ever either. A lot of women think them to be strange, gay, or child molesters. If they really wanted equality, this would be one way to show it. I am a woman, and I do not like to be called a feminist either. It offends me.

  2. R says

    but why doesn’t feminism focus on men???? if you women really want equality, be nicer to men!!! btw I am totally a woman who is against feminism I think it’s offensive did I mention I’m a girl

  3. Anais says

    I think it’s the author who doesn’t get it, not Katy Perry. I agree with Why, because feminism has evolved into this sense of female superiority, not equality which is what it was supposed to be about. Like R, I don’t consider myself a feminist either.I agree with equality in terms of opportunities for education, jobs etc but in relationships, I prefer the more masculine and feminine dynamic. Not like the 1950s where a woman’s only place is a kitchen. But for example, I believe in a man being chivalrous and a woman reveling in her femininity. Men are women are different biologically and society has began to act like we are identical.

    I think it’s wrong that a woman is now looked down upon for being a stay at home mom. My mom became a stay at home mom and she’s the best mother and I respect her for all that she has done for me. I don’t see myself becoming a stay at home but I believe in a woman having the CHOICE to solely focus on a career or stay at home without being judged for it. Feminism has also started to tell women to reject everything that’s feminine or soft about them and be more like a guy. I noticed it has also become “cool” and humorous to to speak badly of men but the minute a man says something negative about a woman, he’s the devil.

    And yes I’m a woman too.