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by Edward Keeble

Lily Allen: 'Feminism shouldn't even be a thing anymore'

Returning pop star says the movement is obsolete

 

Lily Allen: 'Feminism shouldn't even be a thing anymore'

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In a new interview, Lily Allen has claimed that feminism is obsolete, having no place in a society that is now equal.

Speaking as guest editor of Shortlist magazine, Allen makes various claims about the feminist movement, firstly stating that in our society where everyone is treated equal the movement is unnecessary. She goes on to say that men aren't in fact the enemy, choosing instead to slate the way women view each other and themselves. 

"Feminism. I hate that word because it shouldn't even be a thing anymore," she said. "We're all equal, everyone is equal. Why is there even a conversation about feminism? What's the man version of feminism? There isn't even a word for it. Menanism. Male-ism. It doesn't exist."  

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"It's much the same [as it used to be]," she continued. "But I don't think men are the enemy. I think women are the enemy. 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.' So it's more of a competitive thing. It's weird. It's just really unhealthy and we're our own worst enemy."

Lily Allen is currently believed to be playing at Glastonbury festival 2014, and will release her new album Sheezus later this year. 

 

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