Lily Allen Hates The Word "Feminism"

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Lily Allen titled her new album Sheezus (hi, Kanye), has made a mockery of "Blurred Lines," and is one of the most outspoken female pop stars of our time. Imagine our surprise, then, to learn that she doesn't consider herself a feminist. Shock. Horror.
Okay, so let's hear the lady out. Acting as guest editor for British men's magazine ShortList, Allen says she "hates that word [feminism] because it shouldn’t even be a thing any more. We’re all equal, everyone is equal so why is there even a conversation about feminism? What’s the man version of feminism? There isn’t even a word for it. There’s no reason for it. Menanism. Male-ism. It doesn’t exist."
We might argue that the word she's looking for is "sexist," but we do agree that it should be a no-brainer to treat men and women equally. According to Allen, it's not men, but rather women, who are getting in the way of making that a reality.
"I don’t think men are the enemy, I think women are the enemy," the mother of two explains. "I know that when I’m sitting in a restaurant and a really beautiful woman walks in, who’s skinny, I instinctively think, 'Oh she’s really skinny and beautiful and I’m really fat and ugly.' Every man I speak to always says they find that kind of woman gross, and they prefer a bit more meat on their ladies. So, it’s more of a competitive thing. It’s weird. It’s just really unhealthy and we’re our own worst enemy. We should stop being so horrible to each other."
She's quick to point out that her own best friends are men. And, given her very public spats with the likes of Azealia Banks, Katy Perry, and Cheryl Cole, it's perhaps easy to see where she's coming from. But, is Allen the pot calling the kettle black, or should we just accept that her version of girl power (we won't use the "f word") is more complicated than our own? Weigh in in the comments section below! (ShortList)

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