Annie Lennox is best known for her wildly successful music career, but she is also an activist, a humanitarian and a proud feminist.
March 8, 2017 was International Women’s Day and supporters gathered in London for a march – where Lennox spoke. She was interviewed by Channel 4 News and shared her thoughts on feminism, gender equality and why men and boys must be included to the feminist movement.
She also had a few things to say about sexist, misogynistic comments made by Donald Trump – specifically referring to his “grab them by the pussy” remark he made to Entertainment Tonight’s Billy Bush on a hot mic. Lennox said “That kind of talk is so common, it’s like the norm. From my perspective growing up as a teenage girl, a younger girl in the 50s, 60s and 70s – that was quite normal. That’s what people did and they thought that was fine. It’s fine. Grab them by the, you know, whatever. Fine to be grabbed.”
Lennox went on to say
“But attitudes are changing now. And actually the fact that was said and recorded, has worked as a catalyst to wake women up and say, ‘You know what? We’re sick of this, we’re sick of this attitude.'”
Lennox had more to say and it’s worth a listen: