Madonna delivered a powerful, brutally honest speech at the Billboard Women in Music event Friday where the singer talked about sexism, feminism and her own perseverance.
"If you're a girl, you have to play the game. You're allowed to be pretty and cute and sexy. But don't act too smart. Don't have an opinion that's out of line with the status quo. You are allowed to be objectified by men and dress like a slut, but don't own your sluttiness. And do not, I repeat do not, share your own sexual fantasies with the world. Be what men want you to be, but more importantly, be what women feel comfortable with you being around other men. And finally, do not age. Because to age is a sin. You will be criticized and vilified and you will definitely not be played on the radio."
The 58-year-old singer also marveled at her own resiliency. "I think the most controversial thing I have ever done is to stick around," she said.
Watch it at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6Xgbh2E0NM