“I stand before you as a doormat…Oh, I mean, as a female entertainer.”
From her opening lines, Madonna clearly intended to use her speech at the Billboard Women in Music 2016 event in New York on Friday to speak her mind on everything from sexism to ageing. The pop icon was Billboard’s Woman of the Year.
Always shape shifting and never boring, Madonna has evolved the narrow role women in music are meant to play, but it has not been easy.
“Thank you for acknowledging my ability to continue my career for 34 years in the face of blatant misogyny, sexism, constant bullying and relentless abuse,” she continued. Read more…