Last Updated on 10th June 2011
So everyone got a bit excited when they saw what Lady Gaga wore to the CFDAs this week, but not everyone thought her lack of pants was an arty statement – and Kathleen Hanna is leading the pack.
The women’s activist, writer and former Le Tigre singer shared on her thoughts on the likes of Lady Gaga, Ke$ha and Katy Perry, their lack of pants, and how their music pushes – or doesn’t push – gay empowerment.
I mean, is it really that different when it’s a skinny white woman in a bathing suit singing these things? None of these women ever wear pants, first of all. Second of all, just because you’re wearing a goofy hat doesn’t make it performance art. I mean, that’s just my feeling about it. A lot of the music just sounds like bad Euro disco, though that first Ke$ha song ‘TiK To’ was good. But (Katy Perry’s) ‘I Kissed a Girl’ was just straight-up offensive. The whole thing is like, I kissed a girl so my boyfriend could masturbate about it later. It’s disgusting. It’s exactly every male fantasy of fake lesbian porn. It’s pathetic. And she’s not a good singer. I don’t want to trash other women.”
Oops, you just did. She has this to say about male musicians also:
I mean, I think Jason Mraz is horrible. It’s not just like I hate other women performers. Jason Mraz, and the new James Blunt song is the worst thing that has ever been created on the face of the Earth.
The voice of reason?