1983年，麦当娜出版了首张以她名字命名的专辑《Mandona》。1984年，麦当娜的第二张专辑 《Like A Virgin》发行，随后开始了她的第一次巡回演出。1991年1月，麦当娜在第18届全美音乐奖中，以一曲《VOGUE》赢得最佳舞蹈歌曲奖。1997年，麦当娜因出演《贝隆夫人》获得金球奖最佳音乐剧女演员奖。2003年4月，麦当娜推出《American Life》，9月出版童话《英国玫瑰》，11月出版第二部童话《皮伯迪先生的苹果》。2008年3月，麦当娜入选美国“摇滚名人堂”。2012年1月，麦当娜凭借《W.E》获得第69届金球奖最佳电影原创歌曲奖。
First of all, I wanna…I wanna say thank you to Elizabeth. That was an amazing, amazing performance.
Can I put this down?
Sorry, seriously. It’s better this way. I always feel better with something hard between my legs.抱歉，说实话。这样更舒服些。我习惯在我双腿前放些东西。
Thank you for acknowledging my ability to continue my career for 34 years in the face of blatant misogyny, sexism, constant bullying and relentless abuse. When I started, there was no Internet, so people had to say it to my face. There were very few people I had to clap back at, because life was simpler then.
When I first moved to New York, I was a teenager. It was 1979 and New York was a very scary place. In the first year, I was held up at gunpoint, raped on a rooftop with a knife digging into my throat. And I had my apartment broken into and robbed so many times that I just stopped locking the door. In the years to follow, I lost almost every friend I had to AIDS or drugs or gunshot. As you can imagine, all these unexpected events not only helped me become the daring woman that stands before you, but it also reminded me that I am vulnerable; and in life, there is no real safety except self-belief; and an understanding that I…I‘m not the owner of my talents, I’m not the owner of anything. Everything I have is a gift from God.
And even the…things that happened to me, that still happen to me, are also gifts. To teach me lessons and make me stronger. I‘m receiving an award for being “Woman of the Year,” so I ask myself, “What can I say about being a woman in the music business? What can I say about being a woman?” When I first started writing songs, I didn’t think in a gender-specific way, I didn’t think about feminism, I just wanted to be an artist.
I was, of course, inspired by Debbie Harry and Chrissie Hynde and Aretha Franklin, but my real muse was David Bowie. He embodied male and female spirit and that suited me just fine. He made me think there were no rules. But I was wrong.
There are no rules – if you‘re a boy. If you’re a girl, you have to play the game. What is that game? You are allowed to be pretty and cute and sexy. But don‘t act too smart. Don’t have an opinion. 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, you will be vilified, and you will definitely not be played on the radio.
feel better with something对……感觉很好
in the face of 面对
in a gender-specific way 以性别特殊的方式
blatant misogyny 明目张胆的厌女症
relentless abuse 无情的虐待
scary place 恐怖的地方
be objectified by 被物化
slut 荡妇 vilified 被诋毁
was held up at gunpoint 某人在枪口的威胁下被挟持
When I first became famous, there were nude photos of me in Playboy and Penthouse magazine – photos that were taken from art schools that I posed for back in the day to make money. They weren‘t very sexy. In fact, I looked quite bored. I was. But I was expected to feel ashamed when these photos came out, and I was not. And this puzzled people.
Eventually, I was left alone because I married Sean Penn, and not only would he bust a cap in your ass, but I was taken off the market. So for a while, I was not considered a threat. Years later, divorced and single – sorry, Sean – I made my Erotica album and my Sex book was released. I remember being the headline of every newspaper and magazine. And everything I read about myself was damning. I was called a whore and a witch. One headline compared me to Satan. I said, “Wait a minute, isn’t Prince running around with fishnets and high heels and lipstick with his butt hanging out?” Yes, he was. But he was a man. This was the first time I truly understood that women really did not have the same freedom as men.
I remember feeling paralyzed. It took me a while to put myself together and get on with my creative life – to get on with my life. I took comfort in the poetry of Maya Angelou, and the writings of James Baldwin, and in the music of Nina Simone. I remember wishing that I had a female peer that I could look to for support. Camille Paglia, the famous feminist writer, said that I set women back by objectifying myself sexually. Oh, I thought, “So, if you’re a feminist, you don’t have sexuality, you deny it.” So I said, “Fuck it, I’m a different kind of feminist. I’m a bad feminist.”
People say I’m so controversial. But I think the most controversial thing I have ever done is to stick around.
What I would like to say to all women here today is this: Women have been so oppressed for so long they believe what men have to say about them. And they believe they have to back a man to get the job done. And there are some very good men worth backing, but not because they‘re men – because they’re worthy. As women, we have to start appreciating our own worth and each other‘s worth. Seek out strong women to be friend, to align yourself with, to learn from, to be inspired by, to collaborate with, to support, to be enlightened by.
As I said before, it‘s not so much about receiving this award as it is having this opportunity to stand before you and really say thank you as a woman, as an artist, as a human. Not only to the people who have loved and supported me along the way, so many of you are sitting in front of me right now, you have no idea…you have no idea how much your support means. But to the doubters, the naysayers, to everyone who gave me hell and said I could not, that I would not, that I must not – your resistance made me stronger, made me push harder, made me the fighter that I am today, made me the woman that I am today. So thank you.
nude photos 裸照 a whore and a witch 妓女和女巫
naysayers 否定者 paralyzed 瘫痪的
put myself together 重整旗鼓