10 Bjork quotes that make modern girls
For three decades, Bjork defied gender stereotypes, but her views have changed and evolved. In 1982, when she was 16, she was wearing a knitted sweater with shaggy edges and looked like a 12-year-old boy. A year later, Björk appeared in an incredibly feminine dresses with ruffles, and her cheeks were painted, like antique dolls. Three years later, during a speech to the post-punk group KUKL, she shone in full his stomach while pregnant. She wore a dress of a dead swan on the award "Oscar" and attacks on journalists. She was the one who wanted to be, doing what I wanted, and not apologizing for anything. Today, when the singer 48 years, it can serve as an example for us. Look at the way she talks about women, and you'll understand why.
Men may be stupid, fat, funny, intelligent, sensitive, philosophical, but with women differently: they must always be feminine. I think that this is nonsense. I like to see women who are the characters, they can be themselves.
You may call my mother a feminist. I watched her whole life has isolated itself from the men, and, consequently, from society. Obviously, I can not consider it as an example of all feminists, but I think that my generation is important to do something, rather than just complain that everything is not so.
I'm interested to bring the girl. Come into the store children's toys, there are female characters - Cinderella, Belle, - and their main task - to find Prince Charming. Wait for the yard in 2005! We have fought for the right to speak out, not just to be next to their partners, and still ... you see the two-year girls, who read a message that the only thing that you need - to find something amazing dress, the guy you want.
I definitely feel like the third or fourth wave of feminism in the air, so maybe now is the right time to open a Pandora's box and release it. For example, I was doing 80% sounds in Vespertine, and it took me three years, because it was all mikrobitami like a huge canvas for embroidery. Matmos appeared in the last two weeks, he added percussion on the song. He did not do either one of the main parts, but is mentioned everywhere as if he had done the whole album. He is my close friend, and in every interview, he mentioned it, but no one even listened to. It's really weird.
I think that the only option for women to win the battle - to ignore all the obstacles. Every time when women start to complain about his position, I yawn. Just do what you want. Do not say "I can not be in a rock band", just go and do a group.
I did not want to talk about feminism for 10 years. But then I thought: "You're a coward if you do not get up. Not for myself, for women. Say something".
The Volta I sang about pregnant female suicide bomber, and the independence of the Faroe Island and Greenland. The Biophilia I was singing about the galaxies and atoms, and only after the vulnicura, where I sang on the mountain, I was recognized by the media. Men can go from topic to topic, do sci-fi, to be funny, to arrange the farce be nordami of music that sounds skulpturiruyut, but women can not. If we do not we reveal his chest and does not bleed for men and children, we deceive an audience. The next year, despite the fact that I was bold enough to share classical female theme of a broken heart, I change costume and come out of this role.
My mother was a very active feminist, and she raised me, thinking that we complain enough and now it is time to begin the business. But then I realized that the younger generation might not have had such an experience, I ... I felt I had to support them, to say that they are not alone. It was hard, and it's true.
When I was young, I looked at my mother - she is trying to be sexy, to be in love, to be a mother - a little crazy, always vzdryuchennaya hippies. My grandmother seemed to me a much more charming. When she was about 60, she liked to go out of town, and paint. She took a few bottles of red wine and spent a week there. No doubt, the best time of her life. I think my life rush will come later, somewhere in the 45. But in 70 life will be beautiful!