Madonna Don’t Preach

So, Madonna, you want to start a revolution?

I’m wondering what revolution you think you are starting.

Do you think you are starting a civil rights movement because I believe that Rosa Parks actually began that in 1955 when she heroically defied segregation laws by refusing to move to the back of the bus?

Do you think you are starting a women’s rights movement because I believe that was started in the US in the 1800s and has been an ongoing battle by countless self-sacrificing women that didn’t have the good fortune to rest on the shoulders of groundbreaking heroes?

When you proclaim the revolution starts today – what exactly do you mean?

I’m surmising you mean a revolution against Trump. It is understandable that a large segment of the population is concerned with the policies he might institute based on his history. But don’t think you have started something when it has been an ongoing battle long before you were born.

I have a suggestion for a woman of your position who wields much influence and power.

Instead of calling on people to choose love after professing your desire to blow up the White House why not model what choosing love might actually look like. How about starting a revolution of respect for all people instead of replacing misogyny with misandry.  How about being a positive role model for not just women who appreciate crass talk but for young girls who look to the pop stars to emulate. I would hope that you might want to model something more than a girl’s right to act like a perverted man and not get abused for it. There are better ways to protest the objectification of women without objectifying yourself.

Throwing the f-bomb around and talking crassly might be your right but it ain’t gonna earn you an ounce of respect from this feminist.

About the Author
Aliza Lipkin is a firm lover and believer in her country, her people and her G-d. She moved from the land of the free (America) to the home of the brave (Israel) 10 years ago and now resides with her family in Maaleh Adumim.
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