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Madonna: Women have it harder than black people and gay community as they're still 'trading on their ass'

By Helen Nianias

Madonna has never been afraid of wading into tricky subjects, and in her latest interview with Out magazine, the singer compared gay rights, civil rights and women's rights and declared the last one to be the worst.

"Women are still the most marginalized group," she said. "They’re still the group that people won’t let change."

Madonna said that to be a successful woman, "You must fit into this box: You must behave this way, dress this way."

"You’re still categorized," she added, "you’re still either a virgin or a whore. If you’re a certain age, you’re not allowed to express your sexuality, be single, or date younger men."

The "What It Feels Like For A Girl" singer went on to say that she felt gay rights and civil rights had come much further than women's rights, and that people are more closed-minded towards women.

"Gay rights are way more advanced than women’s rights. People are a lot more open-minded to the gay community than they are to women, period.

"It’s moved along for the gay community, for the African-American community, but women are still just trading on their ass. To me, the last great frontier is women."

Madonna recently described Kanye West as "black Madonna". So, there's that.

Source: Independent

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