Returning pop star says the movement is obsolete
Edward Keeble

13:34 7th March 2014

In a new interview, Lily Allen has claimed that feminism is obsolete, having no place in a society that is now equal.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


Below:  What's worse than Lily Allen's Sheezus? Truly terrible modern album titles

  • A Perfect Contradiction - Paloma Faith: Aside from the fact A Perfect Contradiction genuinely sounds like the title of a terrible poem we would have written in the back of our homework diary when we were 15, it's also horribly overblown and pretentious. Not quite as overblown and pretentious as the cover, however.

  • #willpower - Possibly one of the most, if not THE most irritating micro trends of the past year is everyone's insistence to suddenly add a hashtag in front of absolutely fucking everything. Obviously capitalised on this trend. #obviously

  • Education, Education, Education and War - Kaiser Chiefs: Pretentious, Pretentious, Pretentious and Annoying.

  • Tattoos - Jason Derulo: "Life altering experiences are like tattoos stuck to you for life...Some are more painful than others, some may be ugly, so we wish we could undo them," said Derulo of his album title and its heinous artwork. "Some may be so beautiful that we want to share them with the world. But, they're all part of the art that makes you who you are." BLEURGH.

  • Bangerz - Miley Cyrus: We can't decide whether Miley's decision to call her album Bangerz is amazing or terrible. So we settled on terrible. Plus: sausages still spring to mind when we hear it mentioned.

  • Magna Carta Holy Grail - Jay Z: Funny that an album title that aims to be so serious and meaningful is really, when you think about it, about as deep as an episode of Loose Women.

  • Britney Jean - Britney Spears: Brit reportedly named her eighth studio album after er, herself, as it's her most personal record yet. But how personal can a record be when the lead single is an EDM banger called 'Work Bitch'. Sample lyric: "You want a hot body?/You want a Bugatti?/You want a Maserati?/You better work bitch!". Hmm, doesn't scream "personal" to us.

  • The Fifth - Dizzee Rascal: Let's be honest, he may of well have called it "Hello, I'm Dizzee Rascal and this is my fifth album. I've also stopped giving a shit. Thanks."

  • Paul McCartney - Kisses on the Bottom: Look, there was never a chance in hell of us taking this one seriously.

  • Sounds From Nowheresville - The Ting Tings: Funnily enough, Nowheresville is exactly where obnoxious, irritating duo The Ting Tings reside after this, their second album, thankfully failed to make any kind of splash whatsoever.

  • Suffering From Success - DJ Khaled: Aww, poor little DJ Khaled. Making millions from his subpar records and yet he is SUFFERING, everyone. Funnily enough, we're not weeping in sympathy.