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If we were ever in­vited round to Bono’s Killiney gaff for din­ner, we now have a de­bate locked and loaded for him. In a re­cent in­ter­view with Rolling Stone , he said: “I think mu­sic has got­ten very girly. And there are some good things about that, but hip-hop is the only place for young male anger at the mo­ment – and that’s not good.”

Girly. It’s hard to know what his def­i­ni­tion of girly is. Is it sen­si­tiv­ity? Is it synths? Is it wear­ing high heels? But if he’s wor­ried about girli­ness step­ping in and tak­ing the place of the an­gry, male voice in the charts, I suggest he pre­pares him­self for a new type of rage. The fear­less and bound­less rage of girls and women that are fi­nally hav­ing their say in a so­ci­ety that was built to si­lence them. Take that, Bono.

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