Blames women for 'ero­sion' of rights

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

Shirley Man­son blames women for their rights be­ing "eroded". The 50year-old singer thinks too many fe­males have taken equal­ity for rights and don't re­al­ize the is­sue is on­go­ing and con­tin­u­ally needs to be ad­dressed, lead­ing to a gap in the present day. The Garbage front­woman told Aus­tralian news show '7.30': "I think it's a re­sult, in some ways, of a gen­er­a­tion that fol­lowed the '90s, and women took for granted their rights, their hu­man rights. "[They] thought they were there to stay, not re­ally un­der­stand­ing that hu­man rights get eroded con­stantly and you al­ways have to be re­ally vig­i­lant to make sure that these rights that women have fought so hard for re­main in place." The 'Stupid Girl' singer likened women's at­ti­tudes to­ward their rights as "liv­ing in the Gar­den of Eden", and said a dis­as­so­ci­a­tion from the word "fem­i­nism" has caused prob­lems for the pro­gres­sion of women's rights. She added: "We got a whole gen­er­a­tion of young women who maybe thought they were liv­ing in the Gar­den of Eden. I'm not en­tirely sure what went wrong or what's hap­pened but they di­vorced them­selves from the idea of fem­i­nism. "Why any woman would want to di­vorce them­selves from the idea of equal­ity is be­yond my un­der­stand­ing." And the 'I Think I'm Para­noid' mu­si­cian also blamed the ter­ror­ist at­tacks on the World Trade Cen­tre in Septem­ber 2001 for mak­ing the world more "con­ser­va­tive", which she be­lieves af­fected women. She said: "With Septem­ber 11 I think the world got re­ally con­ser­va­tive. And when­ever the world gets con­ser­va­tive, women get af­fected. "There's def­i­nitely a global move­ment to­wards erad­i­cat­ing women's rights. You'll see it in Poland, you'll see it in Ar­gentina, you're see­ing it in the States. I mean, it's just ev­ery­where."

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