It really annoys me when people expect all female musicians (or any woman in a profession where she is in the public eye) to identify as “feminists”. And if one doesn’t do so they will assume she’s a bad person, has low self-esteem, trying to please the guys, or other silly stuff. But then if she unintentionally does even the smallest thing that upsets a feminist, there is also backlash accusing her of being a bad person that is setting women back (like the discussions about Taylor Momsen and the Butcher Babies wearing revealing outfits).
Feminism is a political ideology and not everyone is heavily into politics and neither do they want the drama of it to go with their music/work. None of that argument that “feminism is the notion that woman are equal/if you believe in gender equality then you are automatically a feminist”… because in the real world it doesn’t work that way. There are different types of feminism and not all of them are for gender equality. And there are non-feminist movements/labels that are for gender equality too. So just let women think for themselves without trying to shove your beliefs to them.
This is exactly what I have wanted to get over for a while. People seem to be expecting female singers to be all about equal rights. It bugs me.