Katie Tandy

Katie is the co-founding editor of Ravishly.com, a fledgling news+culture website for women. (She's also an Oakland, CA denizen, dumpling aficionado and an anti-island. Anything interesting is invited to stop by and stay forever.)

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Lana Del Rey: Reluctant Poster Child for Millennial Feminists

So. In case you’ve been consumed with other news (like the 74th shooting since Newtown), Lana del Ray has been caught—and now lambasted—in the red-hot cross-hairs of feminist criticism. In her recent interview with Fader, she shrugged off the whole fucking albatross, insisting she’d basically prefer to watch Cosmos:

For me, the issue of feminism is just not an interesting concept. I’m more interested in, you know, SpaceX and Tesla, what’s going to happen with our intergalactic possibilities. Whenever people bring up feminism, I’m like, god. I’m just not really that interested.

She did go on to clarify her seeming laissez-faire attitude and/or refusal to participate in a dialogue she is already participating in just by being, well, a female, megawatt pop-star:

My idea of a true feminist is a woman who feels free enough to do whatever she wants.