#Empowered ~ Madonna
The Evolution of Madonna’s Feminist Message
The great Madonna turned 58 last week! Since the very beginning of her career, the Queen of Pop has had an undeniable impact on feminist culture throughout the years.
She has been frequently acclaimed for being a revolutionary figure who questioned the boundaries of gender.
Many academics have done extensive research on her impact on feminist culture and behaviour since her very first claim to fame.
Professor Sut Jhally calls her an “almost sacred feminist icon”; for Camille Paglia she is “a true feminist” which “exposed the puritanism and suffocating ideology of American Feminism”.
Madonna has taught young women to be fully female and sexual, while still being in total control of their lives.
Jessica Valenti writes in her book Madonna and Me: Women Writers on the Queen of Pop “sure, one Madonna gave birth to Jesus… but our Madonna gave birth to ‘femme-inism”!