The Miami Herald spoke with Alanis Morissette in a Q&A ahead of the singer songwriter’s performance at Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Monday night, asking her what she thought about younger peers like Avril Lavigne or Pink, who are so obviously influenced by her. “I’m flattered if they are in fact influenced, and some have been very verbal about it,” Alanis responded. “I’m excited when women can feel free to express themselves. It’s a very confusing postmodern time for females and the feminist movement. I finally feel like I’m getting my bearings, because I heard this great quote from someone who said the feminist movement gave us independence, but it didn’t give us love. So I see all these young women trying to figure out what footsteps to follow and what virgin snow to put tracks in. There’s a sort of lack of definition of what feminism means. I see a lot of women, myself included, struggling through that, even in music sometimes. And it’s fascinating to watch — it’s exciting to see us all define what 2008 means for a woman.”
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