Feminist writer attacks the Beatles’ Sgt Pepper for ‘taking pop music away from girls and making it the music of men’


A feminist writer has attacked the Beatles for taking pop music away from girls and making it the ‘music of men’.
Amanda Marcotte slammed the Fab Four’s seminal album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, which celebrated its 50th anniversary this year, because it ‘repelled the female gaze.’
Marcotte, who writes for left-wing US website Salon, ‘resents’ Sgt Pepper because it transformed the Beatles from being a band teenage girls could enjoy to ‘respectable art’ aimed at ‘grown men’.

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