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Feminist Julie Bindel Slates 'Faux Lesbianism' in Pop Culture


Julie Bindel, a feminist campaigner and co-founder of the organisation Justice for Women, has spoken out against "faux lesbianism" in pop culture.

Bindel, who has been described as a "marmite writer" over mixed reactions to her work, has attacked what she refers to as the "latest marketing tool" in popular culture.

While some argue that erotic scenes between female pop stars make bold sexual statements about women, Bindel has stated the displays are fuelled by "money and men".
Writing in the Daily Mail, Bindel argued "lesbian chic" is the latest ploy for female stars to stay firmly in the Hollywood limelight.


In her article, Bindel criticised recent images of pop sensation Katy Perry kissing the infamous Miley Cyrus that hit headlines and spawned numerous coy explanations of innocent "girl kisses".

Bindel also questioned the integrity of British model Cara Delevigne, who recently appeared in a drunken embrace with her lover Michelle Rodriguez although she has previously reportedly dated One Direction's Harry Styles. While is it quite possible Cara Delevingne is bisexual, Bindel suggested she is playing along with the "money-making" theme.

She said: "I came out as a lesbian in the 1970s, so you might expect that I would welcome any public depiction of homosexual lifestyles. On the contrary, I think this 'faux lesbianism' is far from healthy. I don't intend to get into a discussion about whether they really are in a lesbian relationship. I don't know the details and I don't much care. Whatever they do in private is their own business."

Girls kissin’ girls, cause it’s hot right?Collapse )
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Tags: katy perry, michelle rodriguez, miley cyrus, models, music / musician (pop), politics, rihanna
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