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Kim Petras: "Men’s desire to control women’s bodies has been the plague of this planet"

26 February 2024, 13:04 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

In a recent interview with BBC, Kim Petras opened up about female sexuality and her desire for equal rights.

Celebrating the release of her liberal EP, Slut Pop Miami, Petras discussed the radical nature of celebrating sexuality in pop music.

"I've always been surrounded by incredible women. Even at school, the people who stood up for me and understood my condition were female," she said. "I think men's desire to control women's bodies has been the plague of this planet forever. It very much goes hand in hand with being transgender. The people who wanted to forbid me to transition are the same ones who want to forbid women to have abortions or have sex and even make money from it."

She adds that, whilst Slut Pop Miami isn't a "big political statement", it's important to spark conversations about the things that make others feel uncomfortable. I'm a big fan of Madonna's work, and I feel like, when she celebrated sex in Erotica and her Sex book, people misunderstood it as just filth. But female sexuality isn't filth, and it shouldn't be written off like that. Neither is trans-feminine sexuality or anyone's sexuality. I think everybody should be equal."

Slut Pop Miami is out now.

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