Apparently never having worked in the music industry, Lucy O’Brien fails to understand how funny her metaphor for female success is:
What’s important about this noughties generation is that they reflect how far women’s role has changed since the Sixties. They’re in control of their careers, they sing frankly about sex and independence, and, rather than performing other people’s songs, they write passionate, sassy lyrics about the reality of their lives…. Self-possessed, focused and in control, these girls embody the modern woman’s achievement. As Adele says, “We have the belief and the ability… we’re kind of running it all.”
Of course, most of these youthful prodigies don’t play an instrument and rely on men to write their music and produce their recordings for them…. Meanwhile, Girls Aloud is probably outselling all of them combined.