Lorde and Selena Gomez Get Into A Feminist Pissing Contest

November 8, 2013 / Posted by:

Remember your first year of college when you signed up for Intro to Women’s Studies on a whim, and before you knew it you were knee-deep in Le Tigre albums and cutting your hair in protest of patriarchal definitions of female beauty? You don’t? Well, clearly you didn’t go to a Canadian art school; it’s practically a curriculum requirement that you spend your first year of college trying to prove you were the most hardcore junior feminist on campus (Chapter 1: Use the word ‘menstruation’ as much as possible).

In the event you’ve never spent a good portion of your time trying to out-Naomi Wolf a girl at a party with a Tegan and Sara haircut, you can live vicariously through Selena Gomez and Lorde. The Daily Mail reports that after New Zealand Royals singer Lorde accused Selena’s song Come and Get It of being ‘anti-feminist’, Selena told Flaunt Magazine:

“That’s not feminism. [Lorde is] not supporting other women. That’s my honest opinion, that’s what I would say to her if I saw her,’ she said. ‘I actually covered her song in all of my shows that I’ve done so far. I’m not sure if I’m going to continue that.”

Lorde stands by her comments, saying:

“I have pretty strong morals and opinions being in pop music, and I can’t help but express those, which I think people appreciate.”

Oh, I do appreciate it. I love when a 17-year-old and a 21-year-old try to school us on feminism. Ugh, like I’m one to talk; I’m sure if I was still 20, I’d be turning in a smug-as-all-hell term paper on how un-feminist Come and Get It is (but first I’d need to finish my super-original feminist critique of the Disney Princesses).

So to sum up, a famous teenager is saying another famous teenager isn’t a feminist because their famous song is anti-feminist. Can we get Kathleen Hanna on the phone to confirm that?

And remember when Lizzy Caplan says that Lindsay Lohan’s perfume makes her smell like a baby prostitute in Mean Girls? Here are some more photos of Selena Gomez for Flaunt Magazine looking like the face of that perfume (“Eau de Not Right”).

(Pics via Flaunt)

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