Leave it to the Material Girl to stir the pot of hot topics like women, society and president-elect Trump. Once again, Madonna has us partly offended and partly scratching our heads going, “Huh, maybe she’s onto something.”
In an interview with Billboard magazine Madonna spoke candidly with actress Elizabeth Banks (yeah, we were confused, too, but girl can write) about why she believes Hillary Clinton lost to Donald Trump in the American presidential election. According to Madonna, it all comes down to this: ladies ain’t got no love for one another.
“Women hate women. That’s what I think it is. Women’s nature is not to support other women. It’s really sad,” she told Billboard, who recently crowned her 2016’s Woman of the Year.
On the one hand, we get it. If your high school experience was anything like ours, you’ll recall certain girls not only chasing after boys, but stomping on any other female who tried to get in their way. And for some, this undercutting behaviour continues into adulthood. Many of us still see it in our workplaces.
“Men protect each other, and women protect their men and children. Women turn inward and men are more external,” she said told Banks. From an evolutionary perspective, it could make sense. Protect our children who will carry our genes into the future and the men who fathered and help provide for our children–eliminate the competition. Or, at least, don’t do her any favours, like voting her into office.
As far as Madonna is concerned, Clinton losing to Trump is proof that we have yet to shed that particular primeval predilection. “A lot of it has do with jealousy and some sort of tribal inability to accept that one of their kind could lead a nation,” she said.
Harsh, right? But it’s probably a good conversation for us to be having.
“It feels like women betrayed us. The percentage of women who voted for Trump was insanely high.”