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 Beyoncé’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 naïve 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.