Shakira on female empowerment

In a recent interview, the 32-year-old Latin pop star of Laundry Service fame explained the meaning behind her new single She Wolf: “She Wolf is the woman of our time”, Shakira said, “the woman who knows what she wants. The song about women feeling empowered and being able to fully express themselves”.

You wouldn’t have necessarily guessed that from the music video that accompanies the breathy electro-pop number. It shows the scantily-clad singer in stiletto heels, locked in a cage and striking the kind of poses normally associated with strippers, including one known as ‘spread eagle’.

Shakira has clearly undergone an image change. Goodbye ‘exotic beauty’ and latin rock influences, hello retro disco and peroxide. She does look and sound more like Britney or Christina now.

Post-feminism or what!


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