Annie Lennox: “The world has become more sexualised”
Half her lifetime ago, Annie Lennox set out to write a feminist anthem. There came a point last year when she realised how far she had succeeded when hundreds of women, young and old, belted out the 1985 classic Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves at a concert to celebrate International Women’s Day.
“I thought they would think I was just an old girl,” she says, “but really, they were singing from the heart.” It was the highlight of celebrations that Lennox, in bringing together a coalition of women’s groups under the Equals umbrella, had done more than almost anyone else to promote.
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