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March 12, 1942 - October 21, 1969

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NPR: What has made you comment on a lot of modern music today that is being put out by modern women, as being over sexualized?

AL: Well you’ve said it in the question. The reason why I’ve commented is because I think that this overt sexuality thrust, literally, at, uh, particular audiences when very often performers have a very very young audience like 7 years old (laughter). I find it disturbing and I think it’s exploitative and, uh, it’s troubling. I’m coming from the perspective a woman that’s had children and, obviously, my kids have grown up now but, still.

NPR: Some people will know that you specifically criticized Beyonce for this the other day.

AL: …I didn’t specifically criticize Beyonce, I was, I was being asked about Beyonce in the context of feminism and I was thinking at the time about very impactful feminists who have dedicated their lives to the movement of liberating women, supporting women, the grassroots and I was saying well, that’s one end of the spectrum and then you have, the other end of the spectrum so.

NPR: Well it sounds like you feel that there was a phrase that was taken and that became the headline but you were actually trying to deliver a more involved thought.

AL: I was. Listen—twerking is not feminism. That’s what I’m referring to. It’s not. It’s not liberating, it’s not empowering. It’s a sexual thing that you are doing on a stage. It doesn’t empower you. That’s my feeling about it. But, you know— actually, maybe this is a good thing because it creates debate.

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