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Caitlin Moran Explains Why Now Is An Amazing Time To Be A Female Artist

"You just don’t get any credit if you carry on being a timid, polite girl scared of talking about sex, abortion, politics, the physical bullshit of being a woman."

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In an interview with Time magazine, Caitlin Moran discussed her book How To Build a Girl, feminism, and the new wave of female artists.

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When asked if her feminist-themed works would have "attracted the same audience" if published years ago, Moran said there is "clearly a wave" of women – such as Lena Dunham, Amy Poehler, and Mindy Kaling – that proves "now is an amazing time to be a female artist".

Moran said these women have all come to the same realisation, "that you just don’t get any credit if you carry on being a timid, polite girl scared of talking about sex, abortion, politics, the physical bullshit of being a woman".

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"You go to all this effort to be non-controversial and 'good' and not only does it fuck you up personally and emotionally, but there's no career in it, either," she said.

But, Moran added, there is career and money to be made "in the revolution" and feminism.

Moran wants women to say: "I’m going to enjoy my life because you’re a long time dead, and what I actually want to do is eat a cheese sandwich, have a shag, go for a brisk walk, and then watch Ghostbusters."

You can read all of Caitlin Moran's interview with Time here.

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