Madonna’s Bold Stand Against Misogyny and Ageism: Staying True to Herself

The artist Madonna has been accumulating hundreds of negative comments for several months as a result of her multiple aesthetic retouches: “I’m trapped in misogyny”.

At 64 years old, Madonna is one of those artists who never go out of fashion. The singer has been conquering the public for decades with her hits and her striking stage shows where her original looks always get people talking. As well as the impressive physical change she has undergone over time. Her latest aesthetic retouches seem not to please everyone; a situation that is causing the interpreter of ‘Like a Virgin’ to constantly receive hundreds of criticisms for her new appearance.

Madonna Stands Up Against Ageism & Misogyny After Criticism of Her Grammy Awards Appearance

Tired of this, Madonna comes out and explodes on her social networks against all those who question her physique and her look at the Gammy Awards. For the occasion, the singer chose a black skirt and jacket ensemble, white shirt, gloves and hair pulled back in two pigtails that quickly generated criticism. “Instead of focusing on what I said in my speech, which was one of appreciation for the bravery of artists like Sam and Kim, many people chose to talk about my close-up photos taken with a long lens camera by a photographer that would distort anyone’s face,” she begins.

“Once again I am caught in the glare of ageism and misogyny that permeates the world we live in. A world that refuses to celebrate women past the age of 45 and feels the need to punish them if she continues to be strong, hardworking and adventurous,” she goes on to express on her Instagram profile where she totals more than 18 million followers.

True to her essence

Despite the criticism and the fact that every one of her public appearances is questioned, the truth is that Madonna is not willing to be intimidated. The artist is willing to stay true to herself, respecting her essence at all times. “I have never apologized for any of the creative choices I have made, nor for the way I look or dress since the beginning of my career, but I understand that this is all a test and I am happy to be a pioneer so that all the women behind me can have it easier in the years to come,” she says.

The media artist also looks back to remember when she published ‘S.E.X’, an erotic book with explicit images and stories about her most intimate sexual fantasies, which caused quite a stir at the time: “I was called a whore, a witch, a heretic and even a demon”. “This is what I learned after four decades in music: if they call you shocking, scandalous, problematic, provocative or dangerous, you are definitely right.”

Ashley Johnson
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