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Geri Halliwell calls feminism “bra-burning lesbianism.”

October 24th, 2007     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

In The Guardian today, former/current Spice Girl Geri Halliwell let her thoughts be known on feminism:

So, is Halliwell a feminist?

The question clearly hits a nerve: what, she asks quickly, do I mean by feminism? Well, I tell her, for me feminism is about the fact that women still aren’t treated equally, which raises issues of justice. OK, concedes Halliwell, maybe she is a feminist: but she has a few distinct caveats. One objection seems to be that she fears feminism will emasculate and demoralise men: but her bigger problem is its image. “It’s about labelling. For me feminism is bra-burning lesbianism. It’s very unglamorous. I’d like to see it rebranded. We need to see a celebration of our femininity and softness.”

So much for girl power. Zig-ah-zig-ahhhh?

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