I quite enjoyed the interview with the Chapman brothers in last weekâ€™s Observer. Rudeness can be so entertaining.
I was incensed, however, by an article about Amy Winehouse. She said â€œI wouldn’t say I’m a feminist, but I don’t like girls pretending to be stupid because it’s easier.â€ Why is it people say â€œIâ€™m not a feministâ€ in the same way that they say â€œIâ€™m not a racistâ€. Their comments make it clear that they are feminists and, unlike being a racist, thereâ€™s absolutely nothing wrong with that; so why do people think that there is? Does Ms. Winehouse mean â€œI donâ€™t believe in equal pay for equal work, I donâ€™t believe that women and men are equally capable and I donâ€™t believe that women should have the same rights as menâ€? When she says â€œI wouldnâ€™t say Iâ€™m a feministâ€, that is, surely, the message she conveys. I am a feminist and so is anyone with the slightest bit of sense. Perhaps this is where Ms. Winehouseâ€™s problem lies.
Any other feminists out there?