Madonna shared a lengthy Instagram post on Thursday, lambasting a New York Times profile on her and her life, comparing it to being “raped.”
In the posting, she explained that she felt it was OK to use such verbiage because she was raped at the age of 19.
What are the details?
Journalist Vanessa Grigoriadis wrote the profile, which was titled, “Madonna at 60.”
Madonna clearly believed that the piece was sexist, so she went on a social media tirade chastising Grigoriadis for the write-up.
On Instagram, she wrote, “[S]haring my fav photo that never made it in [the NYT profile], along with pre-shoot chat and a celebratory glass of wine after many hours of work!”
“To say that I was disappointed in the article would be an understatement,” she continued. “It seems. You cant fix society And its endless need to diminish, Disparage or degrade that which they know is good. Especially strong independent women.
“The journalist who wrote this article spent days and hours and months with me and was invited into a world which many people dont get to see, but chose to focus on trivial and superficial matters such as the ethnicity of my stand in or the fabric of my curtains and never ending comments about my age which would never have been mentioned had I been a MAN!” she complained. “Women have a really hard time being the champions of other women even if. they are posing as intellectual feminists.”
The musician went on to voice her regret over even spending time with the journalist.
“Im sorry i spent 5 minutes with her,” she said. “It makes me feel raped. And yes I’m allowed to use that analogy having been raped at the age of 19. Further proof that the venerable N.Y.T. Is one of the founding fathers of the Patriarchy. And I say—-DEATH TO THE PATRIARCHY woven deep into the fabric of Society. I will never stop fighting to eradicate it.”
This is at least the second time that the 60-year-old musician (60. She’s sixty. 6-0) has said she’s felt “raped” by a situation.
In the profile, the “Like a Virgin” singer said that she felt “raped” after her 2015 “Rebel Heart” album leaked online ahead of its planned release.
“There are no words to describe how devastated I was,” she said. “It took me a while to recover, and put such a bad taste in my mouth I wasn’t really interested in making music.”
She added, “I felt raped.”
Grigoriadis included Madonna’s remarks about the 2015 album leak, and wrote, “It didn’t feel right to explain that women these days were trying not to use that word metaphorically.”