Helen Monks considers the continuing unreasonable pressure on female pop stars to be role models.
Remember when Lily Allen wrote that great feminist song about how women shouldn’t need to get naked in order to get attention and then objectified a load of naked, mostly black, women in her music video in order to get attention?
Remember yet another wave of disappointment rippling our way when, in the wake of the debut of her 10th studio album, Sinéad O’Connor controversially claimed, in an interview with The Observer, to not be a feminist?
Beyoncé, with microphone, on a polished black stage at the Dublin 02 on 4 June 2009. She looks slightly downwards to her right with a pensive expression. She wears a fur-trimmed wedding dress with a slit at the front, with a veil framing her head and shoulders. By Caroline Delaney and shared under a Creative Commons license.